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Pier council hopefuls face off at town hall

October 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council candidates gathered on Tuesday evening for a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island to voice their positions on many local issues.
Candidates included incumbents Matt Mannix, Doug McLaughlin, and Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, as well as Patrick Murray, Ray Ranaldi, Winter B. Hames, David Ousterhout, and Christopher Wilkens.
Moderator and President of the Wakefield Rotary Club Elizabeth Candas directed each question to only two candidates who had one minute each to respond.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council approves liquor license transfer for Salt Water Tavern

October 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The town council voted unanimously to grant the transfer of liquor license from Italian Village’s Antonio Mollo to Salt Water Tavern’s Daniel Calitri at Tuesday’s meeting, but held a vote to approve the outdoor expansion that the new business had surveyed and planned for.
The council showed concern with the outdoor floor plan as it showed seating on the narrow Columbia Street side of the building, which is virtually a narrow sidewalk.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier zoning approves changes to laundromat

October 15, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The owners of the Shell Gas Station located at 88 Point Judith Road came before the Narragansett Zoning Board on Thursday evening to obtain a special use permit to convert the station’s existing laundromat into two separate units within the existing commercial structure. Applicants Domenic Ciunci and David Cavallaro informed the board that half of the structure would remain as the existing laundromat, while the other half would be converted into an ancillary convenience store to support the on-site Shell gas station.

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Kingston Hill Academy seeks to expand

October 15, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Kingston Hill Academy, a charter school in South Kingstown, recently requested an amendment to their charter through the Board of Education that would allow the school to expand the building to accommodate more elementary school students.
Currently, the charter allows for 260 students with a condition that any students beyond what the school currently serves must be middle school students. The amendment to the charter would not change the fact that the Kingston Hill Academy is a K-8 school, but would allow the 260 students to be at any grade level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tax free sailing for paddleboarders

October 15, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A new interpretation of tax laws in Rhode Island now allows for the tax-free sale of paddleboards, now considered a vessel when used to travel through water outside of the designated surfing and swimming areas of the beach.

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Softball tournament honors Howard Chadwick

October 15, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A softball tournament in honor of Howard Chadwick, the locally-famous volunteer who kept the score in West Kingston for more than forty years, brought eight teams to Howard C. Chadwick Park to raise more than $2,000 for a new scholarship-granting organization.
The organization of the Howard C. Chadwick Memorial Scholarship was spearheaded by Erick Lindewall, who runs the Grandolfi Builders team, and his teammate Jordan Novak.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves fuel tanks for Cumberland Farms

October 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Cumberland Farms Inc., who is in the process of constructing a new gas station and convenience store at 1141 Boston Neck Road, came before the town council on Monday evening to obtain approval for the installation of two on-site 20,000 gallon underground fuel storage tanks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Patrolman brings act of kindness to Narragansett girl

October 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - When Madison Cronin, 7, of Narragansett, lost her new bike, a gift from her grandparents to ride back and forth to school, her parents did what anyone would do – they went to the Narragansett Police station to file a report for the missing gift. After being dispatched, Patrolman Jim Fitzgerald searched for the missing bike to no avail. However, he wasn’t going to settle for a missing bike and a sad little girl, so he took matters into his own hands. The officer returned to the Cronin residence the very next day with a brand new bicycle for Madison.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Three Narragansett residents arrested on drug charges

October 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Three Narragansett residents were arrested last week on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Alternative Food Co-op moving to Kenyon Building

October 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Alternative Food Co-op has foregone the opportunity to expand into the soon-to-be vacated Marc One Coin Company building in favor of a more fiscally charming move across the street into the Kenyon Building.
The Co-op will be open in the new building Jan. 1 and has plans to offer public, inexpensive farm-to-table dinners in the front cafe area.
At an afternoon meeting on Sunday, members and friends of the Co-op met in the new location, the former home of Drift Surf Shop, to discuss the reasoning behind the move and the potentials that the new space has to offer.

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