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April 24th

The jury is still out on regulation of electronic cigarettes

April 24, 2014

The introduction of legislation in the state that would place an 80 percent excise tax and restrict shipping on and of electronic cigarettes has quickly placed the devices and nicotine-infused liquids in the public spotlight once more.

Standing away from the spotlight and behind the products that he produces and sells in Rhode Island is Darin Tripoli, owner and operator of Sunshine Vape in Warwick. Tripoli has frequented the state house since the hearings on the proposed tax began, a tax that he says would cripple his new business and force him into Massachusetts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New business specializes in ‘green’ take out containers

April 24, 2014

Narragansett resident Thomas Wright is one of two Rhode Island men who have founded AGREENOZZI, a company which created a new system that eliminates traditional take-out food containers, replacing them with sustainable, reusable containers.

Wright, CEO of AGREENOZZI, and Founder William Andreozzi of Greenville, launched their new business this week in conjunction with Earth Day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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