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February 13th

Local man arrested for assaulting elder

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man was arrested for two separate incidents last week involving in which he first assaulted an elderly man, and later that evening engaged in an argument with his roommate, which ended in gun shots being fired. Biagio J. Broccoli, 35, of 6101 Post Road, North Kingstown, was first arrested on the morning of Feb. 2 after he allegedly struck an elderly man in the parking lot of CVS on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students, teachers defend keeping languages at NKHS

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A sizeable number of teachers, students and outside educators attended the North Kingstown School Committee meeting to speak out against Superintendent Philip Auger’s preliminary budget, in which he has suggested the district may cut language courses at the high school level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town puts dent into snow budget

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, Town Manager Michael Embury detailed how much the town has spent to date of its budget allotted for snowstorms. Over the past two weeks, communities in Rhode Island have been juggling salt and sand costs due to the recent snowfall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK parent pleads not guilty to serving minors

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Appearing in Third District Court on Tuesday morning, Jayne Donegan, 51, of 251 Wilbert Way, North Kingstown, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors, as well as assaulting police officers when they responded to her home on the evening of Jan. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New trial for McDonald denied

February 13, 2014

WARWICK - A motion for a new hearing in the case of former state senator Patrick Timothy McDonald was denied Monday in Kent County Superior Court.
McDonald will remain on $20,000 personal recognizance with home confinement as a condition, pending a March 12 sentencing date.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK CARES provides a ‘give-back situation’

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While the first of February marked the end of National Mentoring Month, the mentors at South Kingstown CARES have not faltered in their work. In fact, the campaign for the group to recruit more mentors has only just begun.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Vespia addresses ordinance discrepancy

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - While state regulations allow parking on the west side of Succotash Road in front of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, the town ordinance currently prohibits it.

At Monday’s town council meeting, the lack of consistency with the state regulation, which overrides the town ordinance, was discussed with several interested parties including Police Chief Vincent Vespia, and a representative for Perry Raso, who owns the oyster bar.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Church bells case dismissed by Judge Sullivan

February 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In a written decision issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Patricia A. Sullivan dismissed the complaint filed by Narragansett resident John Devaney, claiming that the tolling of nearby church bells have caused disruption to his life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Decision forthcoming on kayak lawsuit

February 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Associate Justice Kristin E. Rodgers will issue a written decision “sooner rather than later” in the case of the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island versus the town of Narragansett and Narrow River Kayaks.

Rodgers originally intended to issue a bench decision Monday in Washington County Superior Court, but, following oral arguments from attorneys for the Kayak Centre, Narrow River Kayaks, and the town, Rodgers said she needed more time to consider the facts of the case and would issue a written decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bill would tax E-cigarettes at 80 percent

February 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Tomorrow afternoon the House Finance Committee will hear public comment regarding house bills 7021 and 7133, which lump the sale of electronic cigarettes into the same category as traditional tobacco products, including online purchase restrictions, licensing for distributors and retailers, and an 80 percent punitive excise tax on the purchase of electronic cigarette devices.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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