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February 21st

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

New solar array coming to Quonset

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) entered into an agreement with Bella Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based solar energy company, to construct a new solar panel array in the area of Camp Avenue at the Quonset Business Park. The lease agreement, which gained approval to be signed Tuesday, will potentially bring in a 1.5-acre solar array and provide electricity to customers through National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD seeks grand jury indictment of robbery suspect

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Police Department is preparing to submit a request to the Kent County Grand Jury for the indictment of Joshua Rayta, 30, of South Kingstown, after he was identified last week as a suspect in robbery case. Rayta allegedly robbed a clerk by gunpoint at the Dollar Tree on Post Road on Jan. 25.

According to NKPD Chief Thomas Mulligan, Rayta has fled to Florida.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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