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November 20th

Council looks at zoning for SCTC’s new home

November 20, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the zoning change request by South County Tourism Council to move their office headquarters to 375 Kingstown Road during a public hearing on Monday.
The current owner, the South County Jewish Collaborative, and the potential owner, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC), have submitted a petition to amend the future land use map of the town’s comprehensive plan to change the designation of the property from residential to commercial use.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor indicted on murder charges; will be arraigned next week

November 20, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Robert M. Taylor Friday with the May murder of his mother, Allison Taylor.
The grand jury indicted Taylor on charges of murder, mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and vandalism.
Taylor, 45, allegedly brutally murdered and dismembered his mother, 65, on at some point between May 3 and May 7 at a Caswell Street apartment.

For the full story, pick up this week's edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The emerging industry of aquaculture

November 20, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hazard selected for RI Heritage Hall of Fame

November 20, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rowland Hazard was among nine prominent Rhode Islanders from the early 20th century who were inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Hazard, born in 1829, was an eighth generation descendant of Thomas Hazard, one of the nine founders of Newport.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 18th

Gaudet steps down from his post

November 18, 2013

COVENTRY— Beginning his military career at the age of 17, Capt. Richard Gaudet traveled to numerous countries and fought in multiple wars and prior to his recent retirement he was the last Vietnam veteran to be an active-duty Rhode Island National Guardsman.

Capt. Gaudet, who resides in Coventry, enlisted into the Army in 1971, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

“I think ever since I was a child I was interested in the military,” he said. “My grandfather served in World War I, my father served in World War II and my older brother served in Vietnam.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 14th

Areglado champions school committee civility

November 14, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho school committee member Dr. Ronald J. Areglado believes in the importance of appropriate behavior for school committee members, not only during meetings but in all of their interactions with school staff, parents and students. Recently, he asked for a review of the 2008 Code of Basic Management Principles and Ethical Standards for School Committee Members and proposed four additional tenets to the code.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council looks at ways to protect Whalerock

November 14, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - On Nov. 12, only two months after the purchase of the land formerly known as Whalerock, the Charlestown Town Council discussed ways to protect the land from future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho seeks variance on bus monitors

November 14, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — On Tuesday evening, the Chariho school committee voted unanimously to request a variance of RI Gen. Law 16-21-1 for the 2014-2015 school year. The law requires that all bus routes that transport students in kindergarten through fifth grade include a bus monitor in addition to the bus driver.

The variance will save the district $237,000, according to Chariho Regional School District Director of Administration Brian Stanley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 13th

Makoko recounts journey from Congo to America

November 13, 2013

KINGSTON—As a child in the Congo, Georges Budagu Makoko remembers the beauty surrounding his village, the freedom and peace in which his family members lived. After the mass genocide in Rwanda in 1994, however, the region would never be the same again.

“We never had to worry about what we were going to eat tonight,” said Makoko at the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. “If you have money or not, you will still live, because we produced everything we lived on.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SCH to hold flu clinic on Sunday

November 13, 2013

Flu season is upon us.

The 2013-2014 flu season began last month and the disease will likely spread as folks gather for the upcoming holidays. Before holiday travel and festivities enter full swing, Lee Ann Quinn, director of South County Hospital’s Infection Prevention, Control and Safety Department advises everyone to get vaccinated.

The hospital’s final flu clinic will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17, at Christ the King Church in Kingston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., however Quinn pointed out that flu shots are readily available at most pharmacies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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