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March 8th, 2012

NK students getting ready to cut loose

March 9, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What if dancing and rock music were banned in your town? How would you handle it?
For a group of teens in 1980’s Illinois, rebellion and rule-breaking was the way they dealt with it in the 1984 movie Footloose. This weekend, the movie comes to life when the North Kingstown High School music department presents the musical in four performances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIEDC, Chafee meet with local businesses

March 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Last Friday the South Kingstown business community had their chance to meet with the people who can help put their job plans to action and train Rhode Island’s skilled work force, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and Governor Lincoln Chafee.

At the Palisades Mill Complex, a symbol of economic revival in South County, business owners spoke with the RIEDC on what the state is missing, what the state should do to return from its low rated economy and how the state agencies can help businesses thrive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coast Guard meets with police, fishermen regarding response

March 8, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—United States Coast Guard representatives from the local Point Judith Lighthouse station and the Sector Southeastern New England station at Woods Hole, Mass. met with area fire and police departments, as well as the local fishing community, on Monday to discuss response procedures.

The Coast Guard has updated their response capabilities and protocols in regards to incidents occurring on the sea, and officials gathered at the Boat Station in Galilee to inform local fishermen and law enforcement of the changes which have been made in recent years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 7th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 8, 2012

This weekend, members of the North Kingstown High School music department will present their rendition of the classic movie "Footloose".
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you an inside look at the production and show you how the students relate the classic tale to life in high school today.
Speaking of the high school, special education teacher Christine Healy was recognized last week by WJAR Channel 10 for her efforts in the classroom and the Standard-Times has all the info.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK budget reveals no tax hike

March 7, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While Governor Lincoln Chafee is proposing $88 million in tax hikes, in South Kingstown, Town Manager Stephen Alfred said there will be no more tax increases next year.

The good news is a testament to the town’s approach to handling its finances with a low bond debt and a highly funded pension system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 7, 2012

In today's paper, we have the start of the first budget workshops in South Kingstown, where Town Manager Stephen Alfred proposed no new tax increases.

In Narragansett, we have the story on how the Coast Guard changed their local response to incidents on the sea and how it affects the fishermen.

In sports, the headline story is how the University of Rhode Island Coach Jim Baron has been realeased from the remaining two years of his contract as Rams head basketball coach.

Inside, we have the story on how convicted killer Michael Woodmansee is being allowed to vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 6th

Politics as Usual: Polls show Cicilline is going to need to accept blame (OPINION)

March 7, 2012

Like the guy in Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If,” Congressman David Cicilline seems to be keeping his head while all about him are losing theirs and blaming it on him.
Cicilline told me over the weekend: “I am going to do the only thing I know how to do and that is work hard every single day to represent the constituents in my district and do things that I think will improve the lives of the people that I serve.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee to cast his vote

March 6, 2012

CRANSTON – After submitting voter registration forms last month, convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee will be allowed to cast his vote in the April 24 primary as a democrat despite being locked up in the state mental institution.

The news, reported by ABC 6 News last night, has raised the question on whether those incarcerated, voluntarily or not, should have the right to vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 5th

Roberts Health Centre turning 30

March 6, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A staple in the community that has been offering rehabilitation and short and long-term nursing care to area residents, Roberts Healt Centre will be celebrating a milestone next month as it turns 30 years old.
No party is planned and according owner Richard Catallozzi, it’ll be “business as usual”. The Ten Rod Road Centre doesn’t advertise and attributes its success to referrals and word of mouth. The 66-bed facility employs between 85 to 90 staff members and, Catallozzi said, there’s no intention of expanding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town holds first reading on response costs ordinance

March 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously to pass a first reading for amendments to the response costs ordinance which has been scrutinized in recent months by both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local residents. The ordinance, passed in December, allows police officers to assess additional charges to responsible parties when responding to a disturbance, namely college and summer parties.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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