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Archive - Nov 2011

November 10th

Coventry man arrested for cocaine possession

November 10, 2011

COVENTRY—After two months of investigations, the Coventry Police Department arrested a man on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Guerrilla Goodness is spreading acts of kindness

November 10, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pumpkins on doorsteps, gift cards in library books and chalking up sidewalks outside of schools with good wishes on the first day of school are some ways Guerrilla Goodness is spreading intentional, anonymous acts of kindness.

These simple acts of kindness have already started popping up in Wakefield after Jo Anne Mixner started a Wakefield chapter of the national movement to make the world a better place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CJOC looks back at Rhode Island's 'good time' law

November 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE – When news broke that convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee would be released 12 years early due to good behavior, his release sparked a debate on whether Rhode Island’s current good time law should be examined.

The result of that debate, a six month study of the current system by the Criminal Justice Oversight Committee (CJOC) is underway after the committee held its first meeting Monday morning to review the good time credit for Rhode Island prisoners before making a final recommendation in January.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 10, 2011

Friday's paper was released one day earlier today and to honor of our veterans, The Narragansett Times has a special photo tribute to World War II veterans.

Inside The Times, we have what one woman is doing to make a the world a kinder place through Guerrilla Goodness. We also have what the Narragansett Town Council is planning to do to make up the costs for police to break up loud parties.

Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Serra resigns from Chariho School Committee

November 10, 2011

RICHMOND - Terri Serra, who has been charged with two separate offenses related to an Oct. 23 car crash that injured four teenage boys, has resigned from the Chariho Regional School Committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 9th

Council requests repeal of tour tax

November 9, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously on Monday evening to request a repeal of the state tax on tour operations. The Rhode Island General Assembly passed the law for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year budget, and applies a sales tax upon local businesses who operate tour vehicles in the state.

“I co-sponsored this request with Susan Cicilline-Buonanno,” said Councilman Christopher Wilkens. “It is a state tax on things like tour boats and trolleys, working to our disadvantage.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning Board concerned about service facility

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH - The Planning Board was hoping to see and hear a little more about Flood Auto Group's plan to build a tire and oil change facility at the northeast corner of South County Trail and Frenchtown Road, across from its auto dealership.

Mike Flood, its president, promised the board they would soon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Girls hockey coming to EG

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich’s first venture into the world of co-op interscholastic sports may put five local girls on the ice for R.I. Interscholastic League hockey this winter.

The School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse a request by East Greenwich High School Athletic Director Chris Cobain to enter a pilot agreement with Cranston to create a co-op girls’ hockey team, bringing together players from East Greenwich, Cranston West and Cranston East high schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Greenwich Little League to have lights next sumer

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — A light snack and lights on a baseball field...somehow, they just go together.

The East Greenwich Little League and East Greenwich Rotary Club hope they go together for local residents, too, in this year's 22nd annual Rotary Citrus Drive.

The Rotary's fundraiser has raised a total of about $250,000 for various community projects over the years, said Mike Gemma, club president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Veteran's Day Parade on Friday

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich will stage its annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, commencing at 10 a.m.

The parade steps off at Academy Field and marches through the “Hill” area, turning left onto First Avenue (Route 401). After a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street in memory of the town's deceased veterans who gave their lives in combat, the parade continues North on Main Street to Town Hall for concluding ceremonies at approximately 11 a.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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