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Chris Duhamel Named Westerly Council President

Christopher Duhamel, the new Town Council president, brings 25 years of experience serving the town to his new position. Duhamel, a Republican, was elected unanimously Monday to serve as council president for the next two years by his fellow council members. The motion to nominate Duhamel was made by Councilor Jack Carson. “I have every confidence, moving forward, that (Duhamel) will continue the fine work that you’ve done for the past six years,” Carson said,…
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December 22, 2014
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Sears building demolished to make way for LA Fitness

PROVIDENCE - Crews last Saturday demolished the old Sears building on North Main Street, the next step in the modernization of a block that once contained Sears, the Anderson-Little Men's Clothing store, and Down Under Duckpin Bowl. The demolition makes way for a new LA Fitness facility and expansive parking lot across from Gregg's Restaurant. The actual gym will be located on the Pawtucket side of the city line, while parking for about 300 cars…
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December 22, 2014
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New Cottages on Caswell Transform the Heart of Narragansett Pier

Four new single-family cottages known as The Cottages on Caswell have been built on Caswell St. located in the heart of the Narragansett Pier. The new cottages are conveniently located within walking distance to the beach, dining, shops, and have transformed the neighborhood. Originally home to several outdated, smaller houses used mainly as college rentals, the area presented a historic project that Jeff Sweenor and his team at Sweenor Builders could not turn down. "I…
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November 24, 2014
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Ashaway RV Resort is Ready to Roll

DiPrete Engineering recently provided engineering and permitting support to Ashaway RV Resort, a destination campground located on 74 acres in Hopkinton, RI. Conveniently located near beaches, shopping, and golf courses, the newly-opened 260-site resort offers a range of comforts and activities such as WiFi, cable TV, tennis, volleyball and bocce. The campground's pools, laundry service, and septic system required a custom onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) that was designed by DiPrete Engineering. "We designed a…
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November 24, 2014
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Rhode Island company to build wind farm

A Rhode Island company (a firm at Quonset Business park) has been tapped to help construct the foundations for five wind turbines to be built off of Block Island in 2015 — the first offshore wind farm in the United States, the developer has announced. Welders and other trade workers at Specialty Diving Services, based at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, will make some of the foundation components, which include steel jackets, decks and piles,…
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November 13, 2014