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Car wash wars in SK

October 29, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Following a series of interwoven events, there are now two car washes doing business out of the Fred W. Smith building, owned by William Jeffries, in Wakefield.
One of the car washes, South County Hand Car Wash, has been in business for nearly three years. The new car wash, which is operating without a registered business name, sprang up on Friday and is run by South County Hand Car Wash’s former manager, Miguel Saman.
The two car washes are now competing for customers, who enter through a shared driveway.

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Board of Elections complaint filed on Filippi

October 29, 2014

By BENJAMIN BRANCHAUD

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Just a week before the elections, Rep. Donna Walsh (D - Dist. 36, Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly) has filed formal complaints with the Rhode Island Board of Elections against her opponent, Blake Filippi, claiming that he does not live in the district.
Walsh claims that although his candidate declaration shows his address to be 912 Champlin Road, New Shoreham, he actually lives at 1092 Great Road, Lincoln.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Car wash wars in SK

October 29, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Following a series of interwoven events, there are now two car washes doing business out of the Fred W. Smith building, owned by William Jeffries, in Wakefield.
One of the car washes, South County Hand Car Wash, has been in business for nearly three years. The new car wash, which is operating without a registered business name, sprang up on Friday and is run by South County Hand Car Wash's former manager, Miguel Saman.
The two car washes are now competing for customers, who enter through a shared driveway.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sustainability group details sand replacement options

October 27, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Beach Sustainability work group continued to discuss a potential action plan for the future of the town’s beach, which currently faces the threat of damaging effects caused by shoreline erosion and storm surge. In particular, the group focused on the feasibility of beach replenishment options such as sand replacement and dredging from the mouth of the Narrow River.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tugboat sinks off Point Judith

October 27, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Wednesday’s early-season nor’easter forced several mariners in New England to place distress calls with the Coast Guard, including 55-foot tugboat Karen Jean, which eventually sank into approximately 88 feet of water one-and-a-half miles east of the Point Judith Lighthouse.
Thirty minutes after placing a distress call with worries that the Karen Jean, which was towing an 11-foot deck barge, was taking on water, the four crew members were forced into their life raft. They were all rescued by the fishing vessel Merit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community rallies to support baby Violet

October 27, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A five-month-old South Kingstown girl born with a rare cancer will undergo tumor-removal surgery on Wednesday at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Violet Graney was delivered via Caesarean section in May with a mass the size of a football on her forearm. She was born with a rare tumor called infantile fibrosarcoma, which, according to the National Cancer Institute, occurs at a rate of five infants per million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A wide array of spending tactics for local candidates

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The campaign finances of the local house and senate candidates and incumbents are not only diverse numerically, but set state-wide records in the level of individual funding and campaign account balances.
Stephen Tetzner, candidate for House District 34 (South Kingstown, Narragansett), has personally outspent all other candidates for state representative in the state with $39,500 of personal loans to his campaign fund this year. For every contribution dollar that Tetzner has received, he has spent four of his own.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board to deny 571 Main Street bid

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board will vote at its Nov. 13 meeting to deny Roland Fiore’s proposal to construct 36 housing units on his property at 571 Main St., home to the historic William Davis Miller House.
After months of deliberation, changes to the plan by the applicant and opposition from the abutting neighbors, the motion to deny the project is being drafted now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Contract changes result in pension savings for town

October 22, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A second round of contract negotiations has resulted in pension and OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) savings now in the total of roughly $55 million over a 30-year term for the town. During the Monday evening regular town council meeting, town manager Pam Nolan announced that town officials have come to an agreement with a second labor union, Local 1033, in an attempt to bring the number of health care plans from nine to one for town employees. Nolan announced last month that contract changes with AFSCME resulted in an expected $42 million savings over 30 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission looks at future of beach parking fees

October 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE – With many Rhode Islanders opting to attend out-of-state beaches for better prices, the state has seen a recognized need to make beach parking more appealing to residents.
The recently formed Senate Commission to study the imposition, amount, collection, and apportionment of state beach access and parking fees held its first meeting at the Rhode Island State House last Thursday to discuss the future of parking fees for all Rhode Island state beaches and how state beach parking is handled.

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