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Discover unique places in Rhode Island during Land Trust Days

August 11, 2014

The seven-week campaign to bring attention and visibility to Rhode Island Land Trusts kicks off tomorrow, bringing outdoor family activities (most of which are free) to protected, land-trust owned areas in the state.
Spanning from inner cities to the forest, Rhode Island Land Trust Days offers opportunities for residents and visitors to the Ocean State to discover new places and meet new people through events like guided walks, scavenger hunts, farm tours, kayak trips, storytelling, barbeques, geocaching and storytelling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI professors present 12-year study of Ocean Tides

August 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two University of Rhode Island professors have broken ground in the study of juvenile delinquents through a thorough investigation of the present and past students of the Ocean Tides school in Narragansett, an alternative learning center for boys who would otherwise be in a training school or prison.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Common Cause releases scorecard for local politicians

August 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The bi-annual legislator scorecard from Common Cause, a non-profit, non-partisan clean government organization, released on Thursday, speaks volumes on the quality of the legislative representation that the public receives in South County.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council debates finance committee letter to residents

August 6, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The recent request made by Narragansett Town Councilor Doug McLaughlin to have the finance committee draft a one-page letter detailing the financial condition of the town to be mailed out to all tax-paying residents sparked some debate at the Monday evening town council session. A final draft of the letter was submitted to the full council for an initial review. The letter, which the finance committee initially expected to be viewed favorably by the council, garnered some strong debate among members on the language and level of detail to be provided.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New climate change bills signed into law by Chafee

August 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Caprio steps down as chair of RI Democratic Party

August 5, 2014

Former state representative for District 34, David Caprio, resigned as chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Tuesday, one day after it came to light that state police are investigating his role in obtaining concession contracts at three state beaches.
“I’m not making any comment on anything,” Caprio said when reached by phone Thursday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Shields files lawsuit against CRMC, Deepwater Wind

August 5, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light recent public hearings by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and the Ocean Special Area Management Plan Subcommittee that allegedly did not follow the council’s own regulations, Narragansett resident and chair of Deepwater Resistance, a Rhode Island political action committee, Robert Shields, has filed a formal complaint with the state Superior Court.
The complaint comes as a result of the original proposal by Deepwater Wind, LLC to construct a 30-megawatt wind farm 3 miles southeast of Block Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SPC approves easement for 45-acre Benson parcel

August 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday evening, the State Properties Committee unanimously granted the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management an easement to conserve approximately 45 acres of open space along Snuff Mill Road in North Kingstown. The property, which was approved for purchase by the North Kingstown Town Council this past May, rests in the Narrow River Watershed area and was previously owned by the Benson family.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Video- Sharknado 2 Viewers React

July 31, 2014

Video - Sharknado 2 - Viewers React Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sanderson to discuss future of historic Wakefield

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a multitude of changes coming to Main Street in Wakefield, Ted Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will give an aptly timed talk next week entitled “Wakefield’s Future: The Importance of Place.”
As Post Acute Partners’ application to demolish the historic Larchwood Inn and replace it with a 61,500-square-foot Alzheimer’s care facility is pending before the planning board, Sanderson will give an overview and update on historic preservation around Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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