Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office had reached a settlement agreement with the State Properties Committee for violations of the Open Meeting Act for failure to post the minutes of several meetings as prescribed by RIGL §§ 42-46-7(d). Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the State Properties Committee agreed to pay $5,000.
On Monday, April 6, 2015, the State of Rhode Island received notification that Kent County was awarded a Non-Stafford Act Administrative Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist the victims of the Westgate Condominium fire that destroyed 38 apartments and displaced 56 people on March 11, 2015.
Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-8 to Robert R. Moreau, a member of the Woonsocket City Council, opining that he may represent himself before the Woonsocket Board of Tax Review in order to appeal the tangible property tax assessed against a business that he owns, based upon a finding of hardship in accordance with Rhode Island General Laws § 36-14-5(e).
Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order strengthening municipalities for future growth and success. This order will help cities and towns reduce costs and property taxes, helping Rhode Island families and encouraging businesses to grow jobs
7 Kempton Place, one of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty’s ocean front listings in Little Compton, Rhode Island, was named a top ten finisher in The Wall Street Journal’s House of the Year poll. The classic 1905 summer compound, 'Southwinds', is a spectacular oceanfront home set upon a private point with unparalleled views throughout of the Atlantic Ocean, Elizabeth Islands, and Sakonnet Point Lighthouse. The home’s views have inspired many, including musician Rufus Wainwright, who composed several scenes from his opera, Prima Donna, while staying there. Judy Chace, partner and broker of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, has the home listed for $2,995,000. It is currently pending and set to close in a few weeks.
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) submitted the following statement for the record in response to Republican refusal to call up the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act for a vote
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $3 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty participated in the recent sale of 54 Ocean View Highway in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The one acre setting enjoys beautiful views of the ocean and Block Island. Rob Richins of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyers in this $2,300,000 sale. Nancy Richmond, from Randall Realtors Real Living, represented the sellers.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty announces the sale of 24 Lagoon Avenue in Quonochontaug, Rhode Island. This gorgeous Ninigret Pond front home boasts beautiful water views over the pond out to the ocean, its own dock, mooring and private beach. Situated on almost a full acre, this 2,700 square foot home sold for $1,695,000. Trevor Ainsworth, of Randall Realtors Real Living, represented the buyers.
For the second year in a row, the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a deer hunting program at the Black Rock-Rodman's Hollow Property on Block Island. The Black Rock parcel is the only state- owned property on Block Island that is open for deer hunting.
While Florida offers retirees warm weather, nice beaches and golf, it also presents the opportunity to significantly reduce one’s overall tax burden, according to an article on estate planning in a recent edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal. The article’s authors go on to say that “in many instances, the tax savings alone for a Rhode Island client moving to Florida will cover the expense of living in the Sunshine State.”
PROVIDENCE - December 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Environmental Management announces the permanent protection of 31 acres of forestland in Hopkinton. The property abuts DEM's 1,069-acre Rockville Management Area and will provide connectivity from state-owned land around Blue Pond to 945 acres of conservation land held by The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the Hopkinton Land Trust. Public access will be maintained on the property to provide for hunting and passive recreational uses such as hiking
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of her Smart Money Tour, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo is helping Rhode Islanders search for their missing money this holiday season at the Warwick Mall on December 14 and 17.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. - November 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, RI Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, U.S. Department of HUD Regional Administrator Barbara G. Fields, and Craig Stenning, Director, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, joined Bridges, Inc., Rhode Island Housing, representatives from BankNewport, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Jamestown Affordable Housing Trust Fund and other housing champions to celebrate the completion of Hammett Court Apartments in Jamestown.
East Greenwich, RI - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rhode Island Housing has recognized Meredith Milner with the Realtor of the Quarter Award for her efforts on behalf of Rhode Island homebuyers. This is the first time Milner, a resident of North Kingstown who grew up in Warwick, has been saluted for connecting homebuyers with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center. The award recognizes Realtors who provide the most first-time homebuyers with our safe, affordable FirstHomes mortgages