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February 7th, 2011

Snow and ice cause fishing, recreational boats to sink

February 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Within the past week there have been several incidents within southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island where recreational or small fishing vessels sunk at their pier or mooring due to excess weight from snow and ice.

February 6th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: AG warns of potential free vacations scams

February 7, 2011

With school vacation right around the corner and families looking for great deals to fill the time, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin warns consumers not to be fooled by offers of free or greatly discounted vacations.

URI professor relieved of duties after felony charges

February 6, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—A local professor and businessman, John K. Dunn, 58, of 365 Boston Neck Road, was arrested on Jan. 28 by Rhode Island State Police on three felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. Dunn entered no plea and was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
On Feb. 2, Dunn, in consultation with university officials, was relieved of his teaching duties and has been placed on an “alternative work assignment.”

February 5th

Local teenager eyes future in NASCAR

February 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For most people, finding the career that’s right for them is a task that takes a lifetime. For North Kingstown teenager Brandon Martinez, all it took was one afternoon at an automotive swap meet in Thompson, Connecticut.
He was seven years old.

Use your Facebook privacy settings

February 5, 2011

When the world's most popular social networking site, Facebook, debuted in 2003, things were different. It started out small as it was open to a select group of colleges and universities. It grew quickly, though, and expanded to more colleges as months passed. And, soon enough, it was open to community colleges, then high schools, and, finally, every person with an Internet connection.

Narragansett’s Town Engineer recognized for 22 years of service

February 5, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Jeffry Ceasrine wouldn’t trade his job for any other. Narragansett, beneficiary of the 22 years that the Town Engineer has dedicated to the planning, construction and maintenance of the town’s infrastructure, should thank him.

“We usually get unhappy calls when something is broken,” said Ceasrine with a laugh.

“I didn’t even know I was getting the award.”

February 4th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: WCCU Holiday tournament nets big proceeds

February 5, 2011

This week, Westerly Community Credit Union distributed checks from the 27th Annual WCCU Holiday Basketball Tournament to the four participating high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Stonington and Westerly.
The tournament was held on Dec 27, 28, 29 and 30, and raised money for four participating schools’ sports boosters.
‘WCCU has always been a very community-oriented institution,’ stated Steve White, WCCU President & CEO. ‘We couldn’t be happier being the sole sponsor of this event for the past 27 years and raising money to help our communities’ young adults.’

Green community sprouting in Carolina village

February 4, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The idea of “going green” is one that continues to gain traction throughout the country and the entire world, especially as we watch our gasoline and heating prices rise and rise.

School Committee workshop looks at five scenarios of collective bargaining

February 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The School Committee had its last budget workshop Monday night before it submits the school budget to the town. The committee focused on different scenarios in which school programs or buildings would be cut, how much money to anticipate from the collective bargaining agreements and how this would help close the $1.6 million budget shortfall.

Sen. Sheehan speaks out against Rogue Island Jitney

February 4, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – Although the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers approved plans by a new company, Rogue Island Jitney to run a shuttle service between the URI campus and several bars in Narragansett, opposition amounts. Both URI and State Sen. James C. Sheehan, D-Narragansett, North Kingstown are challenging the PUC's decision.
At the public hearing held Jan. 4, those in opposition, including Narragansett Deputy Police Chief Gerald Driscoll and South Kingstown police's Lieutenant Paul J. Horoho and representatives from URI expressed their belief that the jitney service would become a pub crawl that would allow students to leave campus and purchase alcohol at bars and restaurants in town.

 

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