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American Mussel Harvesters help drive economy

January 20, 2012

QUONSET — Greg Silkes, Logistics Manager & Sales Team Member at American Mussel Harvesters, Inc., remembers asking one of his clients in Nebraska why he sold seafood in Nebraska, the middle of nowhere. The son of Bill Silkes, owner of American Mussel Harvesters, Greg has grown up around the ocean and seen the benefits of locally grown and caught seafood, but wondered how someone from the windswept Great Plains region could enjoy quality product lifted from an ocean so far away.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SRI Chamber wins name change lawsuit

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern ruled against the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island in their request for a temporary injunction on Wednesday. The action was aimed to prevent South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce from changing its name to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (SRICC), which it had enacted on July 25, 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board hears Phil’s plans for renovations

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The owners of Phil’s Kitchen are seeking three special use permits to expand its liquor license to full service alcohol, expand service to a roof top deck that would lead to the proposed space for the Contemporary Theater Company and a variance from parking requirements.

The proposed changes are part of Phil’s owners Kenneth and Carl Tetzners’ plans to renovate the block. The property at 325 Main Street includes Phil’s Restaurant, the former Kiddie Kloset and the site behind the restaurant, where the theater plans to move into.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 20, 2012

This week Judge Stern ruled that Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce can keep its name after the United Chambers of Commerce filed a suit in December, believing that the name change was a hostile act.

On Wednesday, the South Kingstown Zoning Board vetted the plans for Phil's Restaurant in downtown Wakefield to renovate the business, which includes bringing the Contemporary Theater Company next door, adding a roof top deck and full alcohol service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substance abuse decreases among Chariho students

January 20, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Regional School District is still feeling the aftershock of a car crash that injured four students in October 2011, and the ill-advised gathering of teens and alcohol that preceded it. However, as the district recovers, there is evidence to support a significant downward trend in substance abuse among students, and a heightened sense of the danger it presents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee readies for court date with town

January 20, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The battle over the North Kingstown school budget continues.
Last December, the school district announced that it is expected to run a deficit for fiscal year 2012. As a way to stop it from getting worse, the town attempted to file a restraining order to halt any spending without prior approval.
Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern informed both the town’s and school’s attorneys that they had a month to work it out on their own. That month would have ended Tuesday but the date has been re-scheduled for Jan. 24.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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