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February 3rd, 2012

Chafee vows this is 'the year of cities and towns'

February 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE – An increase to the state’s cigarette tax, restaurant and beverage sales tax and a new seven percent sales tax expansion are some of what Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed Tuesday night in his $7.9 billion budget plan to close the projected $125 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.

In total, Chafee’s proposed budget to the General Assembly includes $87.7 million in tax hikes with much of it devoted to saving ailing municipalities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK man faces nine felony counts

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On Monday, January 30 at 9:11 p.m., David D. Walmsley, 23, of 159 Alder Road, was arrested by South Kingstown Police on nine felony counts, including possession/manufacturing of marijuana and possession of Schedule II-IV drugs.

Probation/Parole Officers Greg Williams and Laura Bard responded to 159 Alder Road to check in on another probationer when they observed a bright yellow light coming from the basement window. Upon further inspection, Officers Williams and Bard saw several potted marijuana plants, and called SKPD.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 3, 2012

Tuesday night Governor Chafee proposed his budget plan to the General Assembly. In today's paper we have what the local South County delegation feel about his tax hikes and tax cuts.

Following the governor's proposal, South Kingstown schools found out they will recieve $216,000 more in state aid this year. We also have what Narragansett Pier leaders think about Chafee's proposed tax on luxary items.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Maintenance dredging begins at Ninigret Pond

February 3, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The shores of Ninigret Pond near the Charlestown Breach-way will be the site of heavy machinery and hard working crews for the next two months or so, and while it may look and sound like an industrial war-zone, the end result of the campaign could greatly benefit the pond’s natural habitat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 2nd

Fire union ready to fight town's decision

February 3, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A packed house at the Beechwood Center Monday night listened to impassioned testimony from firefighters, school committee members and spouses as the North Kingstown Town Council opened a public hearing on a revised ordinance that would mandate a scheduling change in the NK Fire Department to 24-hour shifts every three days.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Van Hees looking to strike it big

February 2, 2012

Charlestown’s Jonathan Van Hees has spent the better part of the last 12 months dominating numerous bowling centers around New England, leaving plenty of his opponents – and bowling pins – in his wake.

Two weeks ago, Van Hees made the decision to head back out on the road to try and achieve that elusive goal of earning a national title on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour.

Hirst, Landolfi propose alternate district plan

February 2, 2012

HOPKINTON - The new district maps that were approved by the Rhode Island Reappointment Commission in December, 2011 will impact many cities and towns throughout the state. Hopkinton could be one of the communities most drastically affected by the redistricting, because it will become split between two house districts, 38 and 39, and have to add a fourth polling location in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 1st

Things go right for Rams in overtime victory

February 2, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON - As far as rules of when it’s appropriate to rush the court, fans of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team didn’t follow any of them Wednesday night.
But the way the season has gone for the Rams, winning two games in a row for the first time this season was a reason to celebrate.

Today's schedule - Monday, Feb. 6

February 2, 2012

Boys basketball
East Greenwich at Johnston, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at North Smithfield, 7 p.m.
Prout at Burrillville, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Tolman at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Gymnastics
North Kingstown, Barrington vs. South Kingstown at New Generation Gymnastics, 7 p.m.
Girls hockey
Burrillville vs. East Greenwich at Cranston Ice Rink, 5:30 p.m.
Boys swim
Mount St. Charles vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
Girls swim
Mount St. Charles vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.

This weekend's schedule - Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5

February 2, 2012

TODAY
Men’s basketball
Temple at URI, 2 p.m.
Women’s basketball
URI at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Cheerleading
East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, West Warwick at Portsmouth Invitational at Portsmouth, 10 a.m.
Gymnastics
Coventry vs. Portsmouth at YMCA of Newport County, 3:30 p.m.
Boys hockey
Cumberland vs. Coventry at West Warwick Civic Center, 9 p.m.
East Greenwich vs. Rogers at St. George’s School, 7:30 p.m.
Mount St. Charles vs. North Kingstown at Boss Arena, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown vs. Portsmouth at Boss Arena, 8:30 p.m.

 

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