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Sunny Shores September 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Will the recently passed regulations governing wind turbines in Middletown, apply to the Navy, if they go through with their current plan to erect turbines on the west side of the island?
Olga Enger (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
According to Town Administrator Shawn Brown, the answer is no. "The town does not have jurisdiction on federal properties," he said.
Jim L September 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Would Patch run a poll? tolls or not, simple yes or no?
Olga Enger (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Could you be more specific? Nobody ever wants a toll or a tax, but the question remains then how to pay for it. Now that RIBTA is responsible for the bridge, one might support it if it means no toll increase on the Newport Bridge. We could do a poll to see if residents would rather see toll increased on Pell, or new tolls installed on the River Bridge.
Jim L September 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I agree with that ' how about both, should new tolls be put on new bridge and should bridge autherity be romoved and rolled into DOT
Bill the 1st April 08, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Why do we have flat to declining enrollment in our public schools and we lay off teachers every year, but they cost of our schools keeps rising at a rate far faster than the rate of inflation? Also, why is the process of Kindergarten registration so cumbersome? We had to print and fill out a huge packet of forms with repeats of much of the information, make an in-person meeting and then bring them into Oliphant so that 3 school administrative people could enter the data into a computer. Oh wait, maybe the second question answers the first.
An Islander April 08, 2013 at 05:27 PM
@Bill...haha. Keep asking questions and you'll have more answers to your first one.

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