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SRIN Sports Staff High School Football Picks

December 2, 2013

Due to the football schedule our weekly high school picks for Tuesday night's Division I, III and IV semifinals will not appear in print as the games will be played before our papers go to print, yet the matchups were not available last week as our papers were published prior to the Thanksgiving contests. As a result, our picks for the semifinal rounds will be published online and our Superbowl selections will appear in print this week.

Division I
(4) Cranston East at (1) Barrington
(3) Portsmouth at (2) Hendricken

Division III
(4) Narragansett at (1) Mount Pleasant

Taylor pleads not guilty to charges of murder, mutilation

December 2, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Robert M. Taylor, who is accused of murdering his mother, Allison Taylor, last May in Narragansett, was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court on Monday.

Taylor, 46, with a last known address of 485 Plainfield St., Providence, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, one count of mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and one count of vandalism.

He was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on the above charges on Nov. 15.

Taylor is currently serving five years for violating the terms of his probation for prior crimes.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wine and art shoppers catch a break

December 2, 2013

Beginning this Sunday, shoppers who purchase wine and spirits from a liquor store in Rhode Island, will not have to pay the state’s 7 percent sales tax.

The 7 percent sales tax is also being eliminated on original works of art or limited edition works of art purchased in the state.

“These new provisions come just in time for the busy shopping season,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. “They should help to spur sales and boost Rhode Island’s economy.”

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council approves application for RIDOT Route 138 construction

December 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council approved an application Monday for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to perform construction activities within 25 feet of a historic cemetery.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses technology initiative

December 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In an open work session on Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with administrators, educators and members of the public to discuss the possible implementation of a pilot program that will provide 125 laptops or tablets to ninth graders whose teachers volunteer for the initiative.

The one year, $98,000 pilot program will provide the devices, a four year warranty and protection plan, a protective skin, and a new “tech coach” position at the school. If the pilot succeeds, the school will expand the program grade level by grade level.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scott Partington takes over as Narragansett fire chief

December 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Scott Partington is taking the helm as fire chief with the Narragansett Fire Department.

Partington began working for the Narragansett Fire Department in 1991 when he was hired as a probationary officer and has gradually been promoted to positions including lieutenant, captain and now fire chief.

Partington replaces James Cotter who retired in June after 10 years as fire chief.

Partington is currently a Charlestown resident, but said he has always been fond of Narragansett and would visit the town every summer when growing up.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers


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