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April 24th

Wakefield businesses robbed and vandalized

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Two break-ins in town, one at The Breakfast Nook II and the other at Food For Thought, have left police in an ongoing investigation to recover more than $7,800 in damages and thefts.

Police suspect that the buildings, in the same plaza and owned by the same person, were broken into on Monday night between 10:30 and 11 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jonnycake Center celebrates 40 years of community service

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Jonnycake Center has been celebrating its 40th anniversary all through 2013, culminating in an open house and public celebration at the center on Tuesday night.

It has been 40 years since a 1974 Narragansett Times article about the plight of a South Kingstown widow who was living off of $1.25 a week after rent, utilities and gas spurred the creation of the center that calls the Peace Dale Rotary home.

“The article sparked community outrage and action,” said Lisa Wright, deputy director and development officer at the Jonnycake Center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Narragansett employee pleads no contest to stealing fuel from the town

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Former Narragansett Parks and Recreation employee Raymond P. Beaudry was terminated last week following a no contest plea in Fourth District Court.

Beaudry, 58, of 51 Oak Ridge Road, Charlestown, pleaded no contest to one count of larceny under $1,500. Judge Joseph P. Ippolito Jr. assessed Beaudry a $500 fine plus court costs and ordered him to pay restitution to the town.

Beaudry was accused of stealing about $86.82 worth of diesel fuel from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board approves subdivision at site of driving range

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The planning board voted 4-1 last week to approve a three-lot minor commercial subdivision at 1141 Boston Neck Road, the former site of the Narragansett Driving Range.

The planning board, with the exception of Chair Terence Fleming, approved the proposed subdivision with several conditions. At that same meeting, the planning board held a site review for Cumberland Farms, one of the businesses proposed to be located at the Boston Neck Road site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local police host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Tomorrow, local police departments will once again open their doors to those who wish to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs in an effort to remove the potential for abuse.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a program sponsored by the DEA, began in 2010 and has collected more than 3 million pounds of pills throughout its existence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charge for all-day kindergarten ad hoc committee approved

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich School Committee formally approved by unanimous decision the charge to form an ad hoc committee that will study the feasibility of having all-day kindergarten at both Meadowbrook Farms School and Frenchtown School.

The charge, which was presented by Superintendent Victor Mercurio during the School Committee’s April 15 meeting at Cole Middle School, states that the ad hoc committee will be formed to see if all-day kindergarten programs – which would begin for the 2015-16 school year, at the earliest – at the two schools could be achieved through cost-effective measures and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kathy Ireland to speak at NEIT’s commencement

April 24, 2014

The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recently announced that Kathy Ireland, a world-class entrepreneur and Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, will deliver the 2014 commencement address during the 73rd graduation ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday, May 4, according to NEIT’s website.

Along with being one of the more influential and successful people in the world of design and marketing, Ireland is also a powerful advocate for both women and children in need, the website states. Ireland markets more than 15,000 products pertaining to design, fashion, weddings, home and office in her building of a billion-dollar brand that highlights her fashion know-how, common-sense ideas and a compassion for others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Schools, Ocean State Transit agree to new deal

April 24, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — During their meeting on April 15 at Cole Middle School, members of the East Greenwich School Committee approved the bid that was presented by Ocean State Transit to continue to provide bus service to all six schools in town.

Maryanne Crawford, the Director of Administration for the East Greenwich School District, stated to the School Committee that the transportation bid, which was for three years with a two-year option to extend it, went out back in the latter part of January.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Field to run for Town Council

April 24, 2014

An East Greenwich resident has thrown his proverbial hat into the ring regarding a prominent seat in local government.

Ed Field, a resident of the town for 35 years who raised his family in East Greenwich and has served on several local boards, including being a current member of the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee, recently announced his candidacy for one of the seats on the East Greenwich Town Council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Donegan, NKPD agree to settlement

April 24, 2014

WARWICK — Jayne Donegan, who originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home, came to an agreement on Tuesday with the North Kingstown Police Department to drop a number of charges, including allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The 51-year-old attorney and former member of the East Greenwich School Committee, appeared before Third District Court Justice Frank J. Cenerini, entering a not guilty plea and agreeing to make a $5,000 contribution to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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