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Debate continues on response costs

December 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a motion to adopt the recently proposed ordinance which would allow the town to recoup ‘response’ costs at homes which police have engaged in multiple disturbances. Members of the public and representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were on hand Monday evening to express their support and reservations regarding the language and potential implementation of the ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Barden sees inequity in homeless shelter funding

December 12, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Executive Director of the Welcome House of South County Linda Barden sees an inequity of funding for homeless shelters in Washington County, a situation she predicts may lead some to freeze in their homes this winter.

For FY 2012, Welcome House received $40,000 from the Rhode Island Consolidated Homeless Fund (CHF). This amounts to $4,000 to $5,000 less than last year. The Welcome House of South County has been providing emergency shelter and transitional and permanent housing to homeless residents of Washington County since 1987.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Turkey trot pays off with a big check for food pantry

December 12, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Food Pantry got quite a donation the week of Thanksgiving ... thanks to a bunch of turkeys.
Every year, Wickford Middle School (WMS) holds a turkey trot where students and faculty dress up in costumes in hopes of getting donations for the food pantry. Students compete against other each other, as do members of the faculty, and the ones who raise the most money from each group receive the bragging rights and the title of ‘Head Turkey’.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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