Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Narragansett Times

Ambiguity found in single family home ordinance

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Rental Problems convened on Monday evening to discuss a town ordinance on the number of unrelated relatives living in a single household in Narragansett. The committee recently divided into subcommittees to address particular issues in the URI student rental problem situation.
In numerous other cities and towns around the country, the code of ordinances dictates that no more than three unrelated individuals may reside in the same single family home, but Narragansett’s ordinance on the matter is not as clean cut.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Opposition to RhodeMap RI gains momentum

December 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN - A “town hall” style meeting in protest of RhodeMap RI, a controversial economic development and land use plan for Rhode Island that will be voted on Dec. 11, brought more than 100 people to the Carriage Inn and Saloon on Monday night.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett man killed in three-car crash on Thanksgiving

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Narragansett man involved in a 3-car crash on Thanksgiving night in North Kingstown has died. The victim was identified as Cranston Adult Correctional Officer Jeffrey Golding, 41. Golding, the only passenger in the vehicle, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he died from injuries sustained during the crash the next morning.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves bond issuance for athletic complex

December 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council voted on Monday evening to approve the bond issuance of $1,800,000 for the proposed Community Athletic Complex. Finance Director Laura Kenyon explained the details of the long-term financing for the project, including in her discussion the proposed amendments to the Public Safety Complex and bond issuance of an additional $2,000,000.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys family home in West Kingston

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - About 35 firefighters from Union Fire, Kingston Fire, Hope Valley, Charlestown, Richmond and Exeter responded to a structure fire at a home on Plains Road early Monday morning that sent two adults and three children to the hospital for examination.
The family is medically sound and is now staying with a friend, as the one-story ranch was considered a total loss.
The fire broke out at around 1:32 on Monday morning and was brought under control by the responding fire departments in about an hour, despite the closest fire hydrant being 1,500 feet away from the scene.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks rate increase, again

November 26, 2014

Rhode Islanders may be in for higher electricity bills next year, as National Grid has filed for new electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, something that will cause a significant increase in customer bills.
This proposed rate hike comes just a year after prices were increased by 12 percent last year. Starting this January customers will see an additional 23.6 percent increase reflected in their bill if the proposal passes.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kentara Green decision overturned

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Acting as the Narragansett Platting Board of Appeals, the zoning board voted 5-0 to over turn the Sept. 3 planning board decision to deny a proposal for a minor sub division on Kentara Green. The board cited 20 findings of fact as the basis for their decision, ultimately determining that the owner of the 65 Gibson Avenue property, David DiClemente, has the right to do with his property as he chooses.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Collins, Viele weigh-in on Larchwood proposal

November 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board’s review of the conceptual master plan of the proposed Wakefield Alzheimer’s Care Facility has renewed discussion in the town on the historic value of the Larchwood Inn and the merits of the new proposal.
The project, proposed by the people that currently own and operate the Scallop Shell, asks the planning board to consider a 72-bed Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Downtown Wakefield on the site of the defunct Larchwood Inn.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tattoo artist gets approval for new Boon Street location

November 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted 5-0 to approve the request for a variance from the Table of Use regulations (Section 6.1) for Rachel Weisz-Smith, the South Kingstown tattoo artist seeking to open a by-appointment-only tattoo studio on Boon Street in Narragansett Pier. Weisz-Smith received a positive planning board recommendation in September to move to new location from her previous studio at the Lily Pads Shopping Center in Peace Dale.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council decides on a president

November 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new town council and school committee were officially
sworn-in on Monday night, and the hierarchy of the town council was decided: Abel
Collins will serve as president for the next two years; Meg Healy will serve as vice
president.
The first person nominated as council president was Rachel Clough - a nomination by
Abel Collins. The motion, however, was denied by Joe Viele, Carol Hagan McEntee and
Meg Healy. Since a majority vote is needed, the council moved on to the next vote: a
vote for Meg Healy as council president.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes