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A tragic end to a game played by local boys in 1909

February 20, 2014

RICHMOND – The juicy, blueberries gloriously weighted down every branch from which they hung. Thirteen-year-old Ray Allen Collins grabbed handful after handful, certain he had discovered the best berrying spot anyone could possibly find. He returned home to Wood River Junction after his successful morning jaunt and bragged to his older brother Nathan about his discovery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond youth arrested for first degree child molestation

February 20, 2014

RICHMOND - Police arrested a 15-year-old male from Richmond last week for three counts of first degree child molestation.

According to Richmond police, the arrest was made Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. following an investigation, which began Jan. 3.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board of Education violates open government law

February 20, 2014

The Administrative Procedures Act (APA), regarded as one of the most important pieces of administrative law, requires (among other things) government agencies to review petitions send by the public and respond to them in less than thirty days.

Six months after the ACLU sent a petition to the Rhode Island Board of Education, still without response, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the board. Last Friday, a judge ruled that the board of education acted in violation of the APA by ignoring the multi-organization petition, which was filed in June to seek a hearing to repeal the NECAP graduation requirement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown man convicted of unemployment fraud

February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After an investigation conducted through the Rhode Island State Police, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced last week that a North Kingstown man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud, and faces five years of probation. Patrick T. Carroll, 46, with a last known address of 106 Petee Ave., North Kingstown, pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses after he collected approximately $12,000 in unemployment benefits from the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New solar array coming to Quonset

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) entered into an agreement with Bella Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based solar energy company, to construct a new solar panel array in the area of Camp Avenue at the Quonset Business Park. The lease agreement, which gained approval to be signed Tuesday, will potentially bring in a 1.5-acre solar array and provide electricity to customers through National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD seeks grand jury indictment of robbery suspect

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Police Department is preparing to submit a request to the Kent County Grand Jury for the indictment of Joshua Rayta, 30, of South Kingstown, after he was identified last week as a suspect in robbery case. Rayta allegedly robbed a clerk by gunpoint at the Dollar Tree on Post Road on Jan. 25.

According to NKPD Chief Thomas Mulligan, Rayta has fled to Florida.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town to reschedule Rolling Greens hearings

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to Town Solicitor James Reilly, the North Kingstown Town Council has decided to go back to the drawing board on comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes which would allow the Rolling Greens site at the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to be developed into a mixed-use retail development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Symposium Books turns page with new location

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For the better part of three years, Scott and Anne Marie McCullough have been surrounded by pages upon pages – both new and old – containing stories of love, thrills, sports and interesting facts, waiting to be sold off to consumers itching to immerse themselves in a world only books can provide.

However, the McCulloughs’ former home for Symposium Books on Main Street became extremely limited in space once their Providence-based business started to grow and become a popular stop among the many shopping destinations along the historic roadway in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WOH committee to honor Hanaford principal, former EGPD officer

February 20, 2014

The principal for Hanaford Elementary School and a former East Greenwich police officer are slated to receive the 2014 Appreciation Awards from the East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor Committee.

Beth Cauley and Tom Joyce are this year’s recipients of the award, given to people in the community who give the extra effort in helping others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local state representative introduces pair of bills

February 20, 2014

A local state representative has recently introduced a pair of bills within the General Assembly for possible approval.

District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich, West Greenwich) announced his plans to file legislation to allocate the $61 million in current DMV revenues for road and bridge maintenance Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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