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2008-10-07 15:00:25

By Thomas J Morgan After receiving noise complaints from neighbors of Euro Cafe, the Town Council will seek public input tonight as it reconsiders the license. SMITHFIELD -- For the Euro Cafe, the honeymoon with the Town Council may come to an end tonight. After praising owner Elia Nassios in August for improving the Douglas Pike restaurant -- Stephen R. Archambault, council president, called it "a renaissance" -- the council granted liquor and entertainment licenses, but insisted...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

By Richard C Dujardin Developers have dropped plans for a condominium complex on the five-acre parcel on Mineral Spring Avenue across from North Providence High School. NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Plans by a pair of developers to build 42 luxury condominiums at a five-acre site behind the Knights of Columbus hall on Mineral Spring Avenue have fallen by the wayside. But if the Town Council agrees, the property could become the home of a new supermarket. Edward Civito, the town's director of...

2008-09-25 15:00:45

NORTH KINGSTOWN -- The School Committee has voted to ask the Town Council to help stabilize the aging Wickford Elementary School. Committee Vice Chairman Larry Ceresi said it could cost $65,000 to replace a boiler and $20,000 to repair the roof of the brick building, closed in 2005 to save money. The request came Tuesday night, after a long discussion about school enrollment and the district's finances. School officials, facing a million-dollar deficit, noted they have less than $1...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- In a perfect world, the long-awaited dredging of Narrow River would be good for the environment, good for boaters and good for the Town Beach. But when will the project take place? What will it accomplish? Will sand that could be used to restore the beach be dredged from the mouth of the river? Looking for answers to these questions, the Town Council last night voted to schedule a workshop with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish...

2008-07-26 12:00:44

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 26--MILLINOCKET, Maine -- Police and Public Works Department workers will get a 3 percent pay raise backdated to July 1 under contracts the Town Council approved Thursday. The council voted 7-0 to approve the new three-year deals, which expire July 1, 2011, for both unions. The council approved the contracts with minimal discussion, and councilors endured a slightly embarrassing moment when resident John Dicentes asked for contract...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Randal Edgar, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul. 23--NARRAGANSETT -- The committee charged with creating a plan for the Canonchet Farm property is recommending conservation and low-impact uses over what some see as a better alternative -- conservation mixed with large-scale public access. In its most significant vote to date, the Canonchet Farm Master Plan Review Committee decided Saturday that large public functions on the 150-acre property would lead to problems with noise,...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Randal Edgar; Terence Fleming NARRAGANSETT -- The committee charged with creating a plan for the Canonchet Farm property is recommending conservation and low- impact uses over what some see as a better alternative -- conservation mixed with large-scale public access. In its most significant vote to date, the Canonchet Farm Master Plan Review Committee decided Saturday that large public functions on the 150-acre property would lead to problems with noise, cleanup and upkeep, said...

2008-07-22 15:00:39

By Philip Marcelo The council's approval rezones some of the land from agricultural use to light-industrial use. CUMBERLAND -- The Town Council unanimously approved a zone change last week that paves the way for CVS/Caremark Corp. to expand its footprint at Highland Corporate Park, lets developer Highland Hills LLC construct 100 new condominium units in the land abutting the park, and has the town acquiring 50 acres of open space. An agreement between the Economic Development...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Walter Griffin, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 18--WINTERPORT, Maine -- The Town Council has agreed to hold a special town meeting on the unresolved matter of the West Winterport Dam. Town Manager Phil Pitula said Thursday the council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to schedule a meeting later this year. He said the meeting would offer residents the opportunity to review the situation with the dam on Marsh Stream and vote on whether they want to maintain the town's legal connection to it. The...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

PROVIDENCE -- Legislation requiring a host of new approvals for any emergency-response plan governing the transportation of liquefied natural gas through Rhode Island waters has become law. The bill passed into law July 3 without Governor Carcieri's signature. Sponsored by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr., D-Bristol, Portsmouth, the law gives the General Assembly and all Rhode Island cities and towns on Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay authority over any emergency-response plan for LNG that...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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