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September 11th, 2014

Council votes to restore credits

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH—On Monday, the East Greenwich Town Council voted unanimously to restore a little more than $99,000 in tax credits to senior residents, those which were unknowingly lost when the Fire District moved from an independent entity to a town department last May. The oversight was pointed out to the council at its Aug. 25 meeting by a resident who was affected by the lost credits.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG’s Gee takes District 35 for Republicans

September 11, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After months of campaigning, District 35 Republican candidate Mark Gee moves on to face Democrat James Callaghan for a Senate seat in November, defeating North Kingstown School Committee Chair Kimberly Page.
Tuesday’s election saw approximately 68 percent of District 35 (East Greenwich, South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Narragansett) voters tally for Gee, while Page earned 31 percent. 1,479 Dist. 35 residents came out to vote.
Gee continued to campaign with groups of people dressed in neon t-shirts with his name on them at polling places throughout the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New Bedford woman arrested for rental scam

September 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In perhaps one of the more bizarre local capers, a New Bedford woman has recently been arrested for renting thousands of dollars worth in tractor equipment, and not returning it. Roselyn Lawrence, of 192 Cedar St., Apt. 2, New Bedford, Mass., was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Providence on Sept. 3, and has charges in multiple Rhode Island cities and towns for scamming local businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

District inaugurates new playground at Stony Lane Elementary School

September 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Students of Stony Lane Elementary School and their friends were let loose on the school’s newest edition last Thursday; a state-of-the-art playground. Kids climbed the monkey bars or swayed back and forth in the tire swing as their parents looked on or joined the fun, all of which was made possible by the hard work of a group of committed parents and faculty.
Two years ago, a couple of parents recognized that the playground at Stony Lane was an eyesore, unused and over a decade old, and decided to take action.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for shoplifting with ‘booster bag’

September 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—An East Greenwich man was apprehended last week during an in-progress shoplifting incident at Kohl’s in North Kingstown. North Kingstown police officers discovered that Bruce E. Judge, 67, of 279 Main St., was allegedly attempting to steal jewelry and cologne.
According to the report, officers responded to Kohl’s on Sept. 5 at approximately 12:30 p.m., and witnessed Judge via security cameras walking behind a display with a bag and then emerge and leave the store without the same bag.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

21 year-old sentenced for DUI resulting in death of friend

September 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday afternoon, a 21 year-old Richmond man was sentenced to 15 years with eight to serve at the ACI after driving under the influence last year, killing his friend after striking a utility pole. Zachary Thole, of 8 Twilight Road in Richmond, had a registered blood alcohol content of .102 the night of November 22, 2013, when he and his friends left Cornerstone Pub after drinking as minors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 10th

SK town council discusses bullying in schools

September 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council meeting on Monday night brought Susan Orban, coordinator at the Washington County Coalition for Children, Breta Combs, Response to Intervention coordinator at South Kingstown Schools, Justin Gallant of Pier Pizza and four members of the town council to discuss bullying issues in the local schools and the projects that aim to alleviate them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Suspect identified in pow wow stabbing

September 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Narragansett Tribal Police, in conjunction with Federal Bureau of Investigation, have identified and charged a suspect in the stabbing that occurred during an altercation at the 2014 Narragansett Indian Powwow in August.
Troy Lake Simonds, 26, appeared before the U.S. District Court in Providence on Monday on the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and was released on an unsecured bond.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A successful beach season in Narragansett

September 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Recreation Advisory Board convened for a regular meeting on Monday evening to discuss the status of beach revenue and sustainability. Town Manager Pam Nolan joined the group briefly to congratulate them on their hard work in maintaining the beach, particularly Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright and the beach staff.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More than 40 arrested in Eastward Look

September 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - More than 40 arrests and citations were made in Eastward Look over the weekend, coinciding with the migration of URI students old and new back into the town.
Most of the arrests were for public consumption, possession of fake identification or underage drinking. At least seven of the arrests were for violating social host laws or procuring alcohol for a minor, which comes with a $500 fine and a day in municipal court. Some of the arrests and citations were for disorderly conduct, including at least two for urinating in public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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