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February 21st

Special use permit granted for new bed and breakfast

February 21, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Mark and Margaret Tebbets are one step closer to their dream of opening a bed and breakfast on Post Road near the CANE Child Development Center after a unanimous vote by the zoning board granted them the special use permit they needed to approach a bank for a loan.

The Tebbets family, which does not currently own the house at 234C Post Road, has been looking at this location for quite awhile.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tanzi says it is too early for proposed marijuana bill

February 21, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Last week, Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller and House Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Edith Ajello announced that they will introduce a bill to make marijuana legal for adults 21 and older and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No reserved parking spot for former cabana lessees

February 21, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Cabana lessees of the units destroyed in Hurricane Sandy will not be guaranteed a numbered parking space in the cabana lot and a beach pass this year.

The town council voted 3-2 Tuesday against offering a guaranteed spot and beach pass for a fee of $700 to the principal lessee of destroyed cabana units 31A through 42B for the 2014 beach season.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett snow budget dwindling

February 21, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After the recent rash of winter storms, the town of Narragansett only has about $20,000 remaining in its budget for salt, sand, and snow removal materials, according to David Ousterhout, director of the Narragansett Public Works Department.

Ousterhout said the department also only has 11 percent of its overtime budget remaining, with still five months left in the fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Planning hears Larchwood architects

February 21, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A pre-application hearing on Tuesday evening for the Wakefield Alzheimer Care facility, proposed to be built where the historic Larchwood Inn currently stands, brought several comments and concerns before the South Kingstown Planning Board from the public, as well as clarifications from the engineers, architects and administrators.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schoolhouse focus of historic group

February 21, 2014

COVENTRY— The Historic District Commission in Coventry has been working diligently to collect information on numerous historic buildings in town that need repairs, and their biggest focus during the next couple months will be the Mapledale School House.

Chairman of the commission Mark Gardner explained that in December members of the commission toured different buildings to get a handle on the conditions of such structures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 20th

A tragic end to a game played by local boys in 1909

February 20, 2014

RICHMOND – The juicy, blueberries gloriously weighted down every branch from which they hung. Thirteen-year-old Ray Allen Collins grabbed handful after handful, certain he had discovered the best berrying spot anyone could possibly find. He returned home to Wood River Junction after his successful morning jaunt and bragged to his older brother Nathan about his discovery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond youth arrested for first degree child molestation

February 20, 2014

RICHMOND - Police arrested a 15-year-old male from Richmond last week for three counts of first degree child molestation.

According to Richmond police, the arrest was made Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. following an investigation, which began Jan. 3.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board of Education violates open government law

February 20, 2014

The Administrative Procedures Act (APA), regarded as one of the most important pieces of administrative law, requires (among other things) government agencies to review petitions send by the public and respond to them in less than thirty days.

Six months after the ACLU sent a petition to the Rhode Island Board of Education, still without response, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the board. Last Friday, a judge ruled that the board of education acted in violation of the APA by ignoring the multi-organization petition, which was filed in June to seek a hearing to repeal the NECAP graduation requirement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown man convicted of unemployment fraud

February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After an investigation conducted through the Rhode Island State Police, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced last week that a North Kingstown man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud, and faces five years of probation. Patrick T. Carroll, 46, with a last known address of 106 Petee Ave., North Kingstown, pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses after he collected approximately $12,000 in unemployment benefits from the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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