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May 24th

Open meetings law complaint rejected

May 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s Office issued its decision Monday regarding North Kingstown School Committee member William Mudge’s September 2012 complaint that his colleagues violated open meetings laws (OMA) when calling an Aug. 27, 2012 emergency meeting. The gathering to address committee members about the pending strike of the school’s Educational Support Union (NKESP), alleges Mudge, was unnecessary and a violation of the OMA, a point which the Attorney General’s Office’s rejects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DMS breaking and entering suspect caught

May 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The suspect observed breaking into Davisville Middle School last week was apprehended this past Friday after days of investigation by the North Kingstown Police Department. Joseph Scott Howell, 27, of 116 West Allenton Road, North Kingstown, was arrested after he was positively identified with surveillance cameras.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Finance Committee shares recommendations

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — June Fisher, the head of the East Greenwich School District Finance Committee, gave the School Committee a formal outline of recommendations regarding the 2014 fiscal budget process during the School Committee’s meeting Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.
The recommendations brought forth by Fisher on behalf of the Finance Committee were divided into two categories – budgeting process and budget planning – to which Fisher said are essential to the goal of developing and presenting a “well-vetted, logical and transparent budget.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Road race memorializes Tom Cavanagh

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – The Cavanagh family, people of faith, does not have to look very far for the signs.
At Thomas Cavanagh’s wake three years ago, two rainbows appeared in a frigid January sky, one inverted like a smile.
And on Saturday, the two winners of the inaugural Cavanagh Scholarship Run – male and female – each wore the Number 9, the former hockey great’s uniform number from his time on the ice in the American Hockey League and the number of siblings in the Cavanagh household.
Chance?
The family – Tom’s four brothers and four sisters – think not.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The best is yet to come for URI Class of 2013 graduates

May 24, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — This year the University of Rhode Island held its 127th commencement exercises in the Ryan Center instead of outdoors. While the move was intended to increase security around the event, the class of 2013 also avoided a soggy afternoon outside. In all, 3,200 undergraduates and nearly 800 graduate students received their degrees in commencement ceremonies over the course of the weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hundreds attend public hearing on turbines

May 24, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – Hundreds turned out for a public hearing before the Charlestown Zoning Board Tuesday, the latest chapter in the quest of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.
Several residents in opposition to the turbines met attendees at the door handing out stickers that read, “vote no,” and depicted a wind turbine in a red circle with a slash through it.
The cafeteria/gym at Charlestown Elementary School quickly became full, with several attendees standing in the back.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 17th

School committee adopts communications plan

May 17, 2013

Code of ethics to be addressed in separate document

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following a recent communications breakdown, the South Kingstown School Committee approved an updated communications plan Tuesday.
The communications subcommittee, chaired by Liz Morris, school committee member, has been working on updating the communications plan for approximately 18 months, according to Raissa Mosher, vice chair of the communications subcommittee and school committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer Taylor waives right to appear

May 17, 2013

Search warrants released; gruesome details unfold in murder of Allison M. Taylor

NARRAGANSETT – Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of brutally murdering and dismembering his mother, Allison M. Taylor, 65, waived his right to appear in Washington County Superior Court Wednesday.
Taylor was due in Superior Court for a violation hearing.
By allegedly murdering his mother, Taylor was in violation of the terms of his probation, related to a 2007 breaking and entering incident that occurred in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New mussel farm proposed off Jamestown shores

May 17, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A new mussel farm may be coming to the west shore of Jamestown. As interest across the state in the shellfishing industry grows across the state, Adam Silkes of American Mussel Harvesters in North Kingstown has submitted an application to the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to develop a 2,400 square foot site, cultivating blue mussels, in the waters just south of the Jamestown Bridge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Supreme Court stays fire decision

May 17, 2013

PROVIDENCE—The Supreme Court granted the town of North Kingstown a stay of Judge Brian Stern’s Feb. 7 order to put an end to the three-platoon, 24-hour shift system for town firefighters. Negotiations over the past months between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the town have failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement, and the stay ensures that the firefighters remain under the town’s preferred work system until the Supreme Court makes a final decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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