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VIDEO: Tom Brady's 17 Yard Run Sparks Patriots over Miami Dolphins 41-13

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Tom Brady's 17 Yard Run Sparks Patriots over Miami Dolphins 41-13
Steve Buckley looks at Brady's 17 yard run. Bill Belichick , Drew Bledsoe and Rob Gronkowski comment on Brady's big play.

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Tax limit sought on affordable housing rentals

December 11, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — On Monday night, the town council approved the preparation of an ordinance that would limit property taxes on deed-restricted low-income housing to eight percent of the gross rental income.
Washington County Community Development Corporation (WCCDC) Chair Geoffrey A. Marchant explained that his group was applying for low-income housing tax credits for a total of 50 units of affordable rental housing in Charlestown, Richmond, and Exeter. Charlestown’s component will be Shannock Village Cottages at 1639a Shannock Road that will comprise 11 low-income rental units.

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RI Poet Laureate readies Chariho students for competition

December 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The stage was bare except for a single microphone on a stand, highlighted by a spotlight. Nearby, students talked quietly, each holding a slip of paper with the poem they had chosen to recite for the Poetry Out Loud Competition. Although they’d been practicing for weeks, on Saturday students recited their poems before Rhode Island Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin, who provided constructive criticism and coaching.

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Richmond reconsiders buying its own streetlights

December 4, 2014

RICHMOND — On Tuesday night, the town council revisited a participation agreement between the Town of Richmond and the Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management (PRISM) that would allow the town to buy its own streetlights and, eventually, reap substantial savings.
Because newly-elected councilors Charles More and Ronald Newman were not there for the previous presentation, Washington County Regional Planning Council Executive Director Jeffery Broadhead reiterated the project details.

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Go Back in Thyme for fresh take-out food

December 4, 2014

HOPKINTON — Have you ever wanted to go back in time and experience home-cooked food, freshly-prepared from scratch? Now you can at Back In Thyme, a tiny, new take-out restaurant bursting with extra-large flavors gleaned from international recipes.
Maryanne “Marne” McNamara, chef-owner of Back in Thyme, said business has been brisk since the restaurant’s opening on November 29.
“We’ve had such a good flow of people everyday and then we have customers who have come everyday since we’ve opened,” she said.

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Two-tier price structure proposed for events licenses

December 4, 2014

HOPKINTON — At Monday’s town council meeting, Councilor David Husband moved forward proposed revisions to the town’s Amusement Ordinance that he had suggested in May. Changes to the ordinance would create a two-tiered price structure differentiating single-and multi-event licenses for functions such as recreational gatherings and cultural festivals.

Husband said he wanted to change the ordinance because he noticed that the town charged the same fee for single and multiple event licenses.

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Schneier speaks on the golden age of surveillance

December 4, 2014

KINGSTON – We’re living in the golden age of surveillance.
Or at least that’s the opinion of Bruce Schneier, an author and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Schneier is often touted as the “guru of computer security.”
“It’s surprising, it’s incidental, it’s largely a side effect of having computers so pervasive in our lives and in our environment,” Schneier told attendees at the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium Tuesday night.

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National Grid seeks yet another rate increase

November 26, 2014

If the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approves National Grid’s request for new electricity supply rates, Rhode Islanders may pay more for electricity next year. The increase is driven by higher power supply prices, which reflect the cost of electricity National Grid purchases for its customers.

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Kids learn through play at new preschool

November 26, 2014

HOPKINTON — Play is essential to learning at The Kids Co. Early Learning Center in Hope Valley, a new preschool and daycare center. Owner Amy Vachon and Preschool Teacher Nicole Salaun have designed a “center-based” curriculum that follows Rhode Island’s early learning development standards and the Common Core so that when the children are old enough for Kindergarten, they’re ready.

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RI Farm Bureau elects new president

November 26, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — The Rhode Island Farm Bureau (RIFB) has a new president for the first time in 40 years. On November 20, RIFB members unanimously elected Henry B. Wright, III as their new leader. Handing over the reins was Bill Stamp, Jr., who had been president since 1974, making him the longest-serving president of a state farm bureau in the United States.
Stamp said he had announced a year ago that he was planning to step down.
“After 40 years, you get to be an age where you say, with all the meetings, why not let someone else have those headaches?” he laughed.

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