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April 17th, 2014

‘Gansett defeats Wizards

April 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT — A disturbing defensive trend developed early in Friday afternoon’s Division II-South baseball game for both Narragansett and the visiting West Warwick.

In the first inning of the contest Mariner ace Kullen McGill walked three of the first four batters and allowed runs to Ray Zincone and Matt Grenier. In the bottom of the first inning the Wizards committed an infield error which didn’t cost them a run.

South team splits first season match

April 17, 2014

WEST KINGSTON — It wasn’t the sunny spring day that everyone was hoping for, but the rain held off long enough for the South Kingstown golf team to compete in its first RIIL match of the season. The Rebels team of six went up against southern division opponents from North Kingstown and Chariho High School on Monday afternoon at Laurel Lane Golf Course. The teams endured very windy conditions for their first match, which brought an extra element of difficulty to the course. Returning after a successful 2013 season (7-6-1) that qualified the team for the state tournament, South is preparing for a competitive season with hopes of chasing the southern division title.

April 16th

Grille on Main to participate in benefit for AIDS Project R.I.

April 16, 2014

One local restaurant will be helping in the fight against a devastating disease in a special event next week.

The Grille on Main, located at 50 Main St., East Greenwich, will be one of several establishments throughout the Ocean State taking part in next Thursday’s “Dining Out for Life,” an event that will benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island, according to a press release.

Patrons who plan on dining at The Grille on Main on April 24 will see a portion of their dinner bills going toward AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for those living with the disease, for more than three decades.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge allows amended petition in Cole case

April 16, 2014

WARWICK — Kent County Supreme Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter allowed Monday afternoon the amendments to the original 2011 petition filed by residents of Sarah’s Trace against the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich School District and several construction companies regarding the methods that were used to build Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lawyers critical of town excavation ordinance

April 16, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Several lawyers representing Charlestown quarries criticized the town council’s updated proposed excavation ordinance on Monday night during a second public hearing that had been continued from March 10.

Before discussing the ordinance, Town Council President Thomas Gentz presented a new resolution asking the General Assembly for an amendment that would give the town the authority to regulate quarry operations under its police power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lally named speaker pro tempore

April 16, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Donald J. Lally (D-District 33, Narragansett, South Kingstown) has been named speaker pro tempore.

Newly elected House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello appointed Lally to the position on April 3. The speaker pro tempore presides over the House session when the speaker is not present.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former URI basketball player charged with murder in Canada

April 16, 2014

A former University of Rhode Island basketball player is one of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 33-year-old mother of four in Toronto, according to multiple Canadian media reports.

Alwayne Bigby, 23, of Toronto, is charged in the drive-by shooting death of Andrea White, which reportedly occurred Saturday, April 12 around 11 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Columbia Street legal grow facility issued zoning citation from town

April 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Town Building Cfficial Jeffrey O’Hara has taken an unprecedented stance on private medical marijuana growing facilities through a zoning citation regarding the private operation on Columbia Street as an “agricultural products manufacturing process,” which is not allowed in the commercial downtown zone.

The violation requires the current tenant and operator of the private growing facility to cease operations by April 22. Failure to do so will result in legal action taken against the owner of the property, Piyush Patel.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier budget includes 4 percent property tax increase

April 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 calls for a 4 percent property tax increase.

With the increase, the total general fund budget is currently projected at nearly $52.8 million for the next fiscal year, a decrease of 0.7 percent over the current fiscal year. The budgets for town departments are up 12 percent over the current fiscal year to $21.2 million from nearly $19 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Educators from around the state speak during RIBOE meeting at town hall

April 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting before a crowded assembly room Monday at Narragansett Town Hall.

The business portion of the meeting was preceded by a lengthy public forum, which included comments from educators from around the state on a host of subjects.

Two local educators spoke on two different topics.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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