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April 4th, 2014

CRMC awards $50,000 for fish ladder at Factory Pond

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Rhode Island Coastal Resource Management Council recently awarded funding to nine habitat restoration projects in the state, including $50,000 to a project to construct a fish ladder from Factory Brook to Factory Pond, a currently impeded spawning and rearing habitat for river herring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals rally to preserve Larchwood Inn

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A grassroots organization with hopes to preserve the Larchwood Inn as a “beautiful gateway to the town” met in the Ascension Church on Wednesday night to discuss strategies that would make it difficult for the current proposal (the Alzheimer’s care facility) to go through.

The meeting was led by Marc Levitt, local writer and radio and television host.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mulchahey pleads no contest to DUI death resulting

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Following an May 2013 plea of innocence, James Mulcahey, 46, of 13 Debra Drive, Carolina, pleaded no contest to one charge of driving while under the influence with death resulting on Wednesday. The charge stems from a fatal accident in South Kingstown in 2012 that took the life of Donna Eddy, 53, of Warwick.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC subcommittee rules in favor of Deepwater

April 4, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean SAMP Subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of recommending Deepwater Wind’s application to construct the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System to the full CRMC.

After reviewing thousands of page of documents and hearing more than 10 hours of public testimony over three public hearings, all five subcommittee members said they were in favor of Deepwater’s application and proposed project during a workshop Thursday morning at URI’s Bay Campus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 3rd

Fat Belly’s takes over at North Kingstown golf course

April 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council approved a liquor and entertainment license for Fat Belly’s Pub, who are currently in the final stages of renovation at the former Pelly’s 19th Hole on the North Kingstown Golf Course. After weeks of negotiation, the town has brought a business to the concession which will expand the reach of the golf course, as well as a popular South County restaurant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Man arraigned in Superior Court for NK robbery

April 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—After being extradited from Florida, a South Kingstown man who allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree in January was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court last Wednesday on two felony counts, including first degree robbery and use of a firearm during a violent crime.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Split Rock owner gets more time

April 3, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Richard Palmer, owner of the Split Rock Trailer Park on South County Trail in Exeter, has been given more time to resolve the health and safety issues for which he has been criticized in recent months. Anna Cole of the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management said Monday that Palmer will have a 30 day extension to their notice of enforcement given last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local reps nominated to positions by new House speaker Mattiello

April 3, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Two local legislators have been selected to committees by newly elected House speaker Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (Dist. 15—Cranston), who took the position after former speaker Gordon Fox resigned while being investigated by state and federal authorities. Reps. Doreen Costa (Dist. 31—Exeter, North Kingstown) and Robert E. Craven Sr. (Dist. 32—North Kingstown) will serve as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee and chair of House Committee on Municipal Government, respectively.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Flooding causes drain blockages in NK

April 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—As prolonged and heavy rains passed through New England this past weekend, rivers began to burst their banks in many communities. With over five inches of rainfall reported in some areas of the state, North Kingstown witnessed areas of flooding, but not significant damage.

According to Phil Bergeron, director of public works, the worst incident was a flooded home in the Oak Hill area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rolling Greens hearing scheduled for April 15

April 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, Director of Planning Jon Reiner presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with dates for a new public hearing regarding the comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes made in December 2012, which originally moved forward the Rolling Greens mixed-unit development at the intersection of Routes 102 and 2. The changes, which were voided in February because of an advertising error on the part of the town, will be re-heard on April 15 by the commission for recommendation to the town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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