Month: February 2019

Abutter objects to housing initiative

The Planning Board gave its approval to the first phase of the town employees’ housing initiative at its most recent meeting, making its decision after hearing objections that the town’s plans conflict with court-ordered restrictions on the use of the Thomas Property. Attorney Thomas Tarro III, representing abutter Cathy Payne, asserted that the town lacks …

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RIAC to staff airport this summer

A senior representative of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has notified stakeholders of the Block Island State Airport that the island business that had received preliminary approval to provide airport services has withdrawn its proposal. Alan Andrade, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RIAC, also stated that RIAC would provide support and services …

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Lacoste voices concern over food truck legislation

First Warden Ken Lacoste voiced his concerns to members of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation regarding the local impact of proposed changes to the state’s food truck statutes, saying that the changes would adversely impact food truck and food carts on the island. Lacoste attended a public hearing held by the DBR at …

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