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May 17th

Water facility dedicated to LaBelle

May 17, 2013

SHANNOCK - There were 25 to 30 LaBelle relatives on hand for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Donald A. LaBelle Water Treatment Facility in Shannock Village on Saturday, May 11. The facility, complete with two wells and two 8,000 gallon storage tanks, has been on-line for six months. The ribbon cutting marked a huge triumph for the village.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council votes to hire lawyer for Whalerock hearing

May 17, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—The town council voted unanimously Monday to hire a lawyer to represent the town during the Whalerock hearing before the zoning board next week.
Last month, Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers granted developer Larry LeBlanc, president of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC, permission to pursue the special use permit that would allow him to develop two 262-foot high wind turbines on an 81-acre parcel on a site just north of Route 1, on Kings Factory Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 10th

Guthrie’s CCFD bill passes Senate vote

May 10, 2013

COVENTRY— Although some objected to the bill, the Senate voted 29-7 last Thursday to approve bill 2013-H 5176A, which will allow the Central Coventry Fire District to remain operational under the previous year’s budget for the time being.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

What a Day! Chafee signs same-sex marriage bill into law; goes into effect August 1

May 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE — The wait is over for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island. The House of Representatives’ 56-15 vote last night to approve same-sex marriage brought to the Statehouse steps Governor Lincoln Chafee, who immediately signed the bill into law and made Rhode Island the tenth state in the country to allow same sex couples to marry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer has long criminal past

May 10, 2013

Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of murdering his 65-year-old mother, Allison M. Taylor, on Tuesday, has an extensive criminal history in Rhode Island, dating back to 1989.
Taylor has been arrested dozens of times since then in Warwick, Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Providence, Brown University and South Kingstown, according to Rhode Island Judicial records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor frequented church before robbery, murder

May 10, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—As the news of Robert M. Taylor’s murder of his mother, Allison Taylor, at her apartment on Caswell Street this past week further develops, the days leading up to the incident become clearer. According to Reverend Marcel Taillon, Pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish at 53 Rockland St., Taylor had been frequenting the church for two to three weeks prior to committing his crime.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robert M. Taylor arrested on domestic murder charges

May 10, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – On a warm spring day the daily hustle and bustle of the idyllic seaside town of Narragansett came to an abrupt halt as news broke that a 65-year-old woman was brutally murdered in her home by her own son.
What began as a larceny investigation Tuesday ended with a suicide attempt, murder investigation, and ended with the arrest of Robert M. Taylor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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