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February 10th

House Judiciary Committee stalls on ‘good time law’ reform

February 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE – For the second time the House Judiciary Committee has stalled on reforming Rhode Island’s good time law.

In an overflowing hearing room at the State House Wednesday night, where opponents of the bill feared its unconstitutionality and victims of heinous criminals pleaded for the bill’s passage, the nine present representatives on the committee decided to hold their vote for further study until April 2 when the Criminal Justice Oversight Commission has their say on the bill to reform good time law in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Restaurant owners sound off on proposed tax

February 10, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After last year’s rate hike in beach parking fees, Governor Lincoln Chafee’s proposed two percent hike in the meals and beverage tax has added fuel to the fire for the tourism industry along with restaurants who are rallying in opposition against the governor’s tax and spending plan.

Last Tuesday during his State of the State address, the governor proposed an $88 million increase in taxes, including the meals tax, the cigarette tax, sales tax and license fees in his $7.9 billion FY 2013 budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 10, 2012

A week after Governor Chafee proposed increasing the meals tax from eight percent to 10 percent, restaurants owners across South Kingstown and Narragansett sound off.

This week University of Rhode Island students began springing up their own occupy movement.

The attorneys for Village Liquors and town of South Kingstown also filed their briefs this week on why or why not fifth liquor license exists.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substation explosion, fire in Wood River Junction

February 10, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Thousands of National Grid customers, including URI and Chariho High School, were without power for a short time on Monday morning after an explosion and subsequent fire badly damaged a transformer at the substation on Shumunkanuc Hill Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 9th

Today's schedule - Friday, Feb. 10

February 10, 2012

Boys basketball
Tiverton at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Prout at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Mount Hope, 7 p.m.
Barrington at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Hope at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Portsmouth at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Toll Gate at Prout, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Boys hockey
South Kingstown vs. Rogers at Thayer Ice Arena, 6:30 p.m.
Coventry vs. Toll Gate at Thayer Ice Arena, 8 p.m.
Tolman vs. West Warwick at West Warwick Civic Center, 9:30 p.m.

Auger's budget paints grim picture for NK schools

February 10, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown school committee voted 5-2 Tuesday night to submit to the town council a proposed 2012/2013 budget that reflects a four-percent increase. The meeting took a different turn than was expected, however, when Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger became emotional as he presented his recommended cuts.
Committee members William Mudge and Melvoid Benson cast the dissenting votes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Thursday, Feb. 9

February 9, 2012

Boys basketball
East Providence at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Pilgrim at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Coventry at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Cranston East at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Pilgrim at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls indoor track
South Kingstown, West Warwick at Medium School Class Championship Meet at Providence Career and Technical Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Hope at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Double Dual Meet at Exeter-West Greenwich, 6 p.m.
Moses Brown, Toll Gate at Narragansett, 5 p.m.
North Kingstown at North Providence, 7 p.m.

Statement regarding our office email

February 9, 2012

Attention Pendulum readers: we currently have a failure with our office email account and are unsure when it will be back online.

If you wish to submit letters to the editor, press releases or photos, please email them to eastgreenwichpendulum@gmail.com until further notice.

Thank you in advance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Teacher retaining report unveiled

February 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Seniority will no longer be the driving force behind teacher assignments or promotions if school officials have their way.

Against a backdrop of nonexistent negotiations on a new teacher contract, which is set to expire Aug. 31, Superintendent Victor Mercurio presented the report of the Commission on Retaining High Quality Teachers to the School Committee Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No DUI charge for Rep. Watson

February 9, 2012

State Rep. Robert A. Watson (R-Dist 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich), still facing a charge of possession of marijuana in connection with his Jan. 21 arrest in South Kingstown, was spared additional legal jeopardy this week when the town's Police Department announced it would not charge him with driving under the influence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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