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Narragansett Times: SK grapples with land-use goals at joint meeting

With the preservation of open space and affordable housing availability both recognized as crucial elements to South Kingstown’s vitality, is it possible for the town to successfully achieve both?

The Narragansett Times: Discussion exposes need for affordable housing in SRI

During a briefing and panel discussion on affordable housing hosted by the Washington County Coalition for Children, the theme was clear. “We need more housing,” Annette Bourne, research and policy director at HousingWorks RI, said.

Narragansett Times: Sober living facility reno underway

As renovations on the future location of Rogers Home for Sober Living continue, the directors are seeking donations to help bring the facility to fruition.

The Narragansett Times: Council candidates turn out for second SK forum

Beneath dim lighting, a crowd gathered Wednesday during Ocean Mist’s second ever meet-the-candidates night.

ConvergenceRI: Of the community, by the community, for the community

Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in new grants to support the ongoing work of six Health Equity Zones in the state, marking a sea change in investments in communities

Narragansett Times: SK debates need for affordable housing, open space

An application by the South Kingstown Land Trust requesting funding from the town’s open space bond fund to purchase and preserve a 43-acre property sparked a debate Monday about how closely the issues of land preservation and affordable housing are tied.

South County Independent: Despite split vote, land preservation gets council’s OK

After more than two hours of discussion focused on issues of open space and affordable housing, the Town Council on a 3-2 vote Monday approved the South Kingstown Land Trust’s request for the use of $382,000 from the town’s open space acquisition fund to help acquire a 43.3-acre parcel currently owned by the Boy Scouts of America.

South County Independent: Questions raised over proposed subdivision

A public hearing on a proposed subdivision at Old North and Stony Fort roads near the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus was continued again at Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Board.

The Independent: Solar project at Cottrell Homestead approved

Cottrell Homestead, 500 Waites Corner Road, West Kingston, received approval from the Planning Board Tuesday to develop a 250-kilowatt solar energy system spanning approximately 28,206 square feet, or roughly two-thirds of an acre.

The Independent: Forum focuses on town’s housing future

In 2016, a household income of $85,373 was needed to afford the cost of renting of an average price two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. That ranks the town among the most expensive communities in which to rent in the state, according to the 2017 Housing Fact Book from HousingWorks RI.

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