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January 20th, 2012

NK Pet Refuge takes in six cats after woman's death

January 21, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A half-dozen cats that were abandoned in Apponaug after their elderly owner, known to be a reclusive animal collector, died have wound up at the Pet Refuge on Stony Lane.
According to Donna Hawkins, a Warwick cat expert, the family of the late Pat O'Sullivan arrived from out-of-state, went through the house and then left, leaving the cats to fend for themselves.
Worried that the animals – some of whom are elderly and ill – would be euthanized, Hawkins and a handful of neighbors began tending the animals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

American Mussel Harvesters help drive economy

January 20, 2012

QUONSET — Greg Silkes, Logistics Manager & Sales Team Member at American Mussel Harvesters, Inc., remembers asking one of his clients in Nebraska why he sold seafood in Nebraska, the middle of nowhere. The son of Bill Silkes, owner of American Mussel Harvesters, Greg has grown up around the ocean and seen the benefits of locally grown and caught seafood, but wondered how someone from the windswept Great Plains region could enjoy quality product lifted from an ocean so far away.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SRI Chamber wins name change lawsuit

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern ruled against the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island in their request for a temporary injunction on Wednesday. The action was aimed to prevent South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce from changing its name to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (SRICC), which it had enacted on July 25, 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board hears Phil’s plans for renovations

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The owners of Phil’s Kitchen are seeking three special use permits to expand its liquor license to full service alcohol, expand service to a roof top deck that would lead to the proposed space for the Contemporary Theater Company and a variance from parking requirements.

The proposed changes are part of Phil’s owners Kenneth and Carl Tetzners’ plans to renovate the block. The property at 325 Main Street includes Phil’s Restaurant, the former Kiddie Kloset and the site behind the restaurant, where the theater plans to move into.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 20, 2012

This week Judge Stern ruled that Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce can keep its name after the United Chambers of Commerce filed a suit in December, believing that the name change was a hostile act.

On Wednesday, the South Kingstown Zoning Board vetted the plans for Phil's Restaurant in downtown Wakefield to renovate the business, which includes bringing the Contemporary Theater Company next door, adding a roof top deck and full alcohol service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substance abuse decreases among Chariho students

January 20, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Regional School District is still feeling the aftershock of a car crash that injured four students in October 2011, and the ill-advised gathering of teens and alcohol that preceded it. However, as the district recovers, there is evidence to support a significant downward trend in substance abuse among students, and a heightened sense of the danger it presents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 19th

School Committee readies for court date with town

January 20, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The battle over the North Kingstown school budget continues.
Last December, the school district announced that it is expected to run a deficit for fiscal year 2012. As a way to stop it from getting worse, the town attempted to file a restraining order to halt any spending without prior approval.
Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern informed both the town’s and school’s attorneys that they had a month to work it out on their own. That month would have ended Tuesday but the date has been re-scheduled for Jan. 24.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Car crashes through medical building in EG

January 19, 2012

Early Thursday morning, a driver crashed into a side of a medical building in East Greenwich, causing damage to the X-Ray room.

According to the Providence Journal, a representative from Rhode Island Medical Imaging, located at 1351 South County Trail said that no one was in the X-Ray room at the time of the accident and patients at the facility were given the option to seek treatment at one of the other five offices within the group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho student sentenced for crash

January 19, 2012

WAKEFIELD - The teen driver who crashed his car into a tree last October, injuring himself and three other Chariho High School students, has been sentenced to serve home confinement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 18th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

January 19, 2012

The battle over the NK School District's budget is heating up.
This week, we bring you the latest news regarding the upcoming court date for the two sides, as well as bring you up to speed on the reductions NK Athletic Director James Marcello is considering making to get under the $30,000 of cuts previously approved by former Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton.
In addition, we bring you a handful of exclusive features this week, including a look at one very special North Kingstown senior who refuses to let a rough start to his life slow down his dreams.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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