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October 6th, 2014

Coventry man in court for kidnapping, sexual assault

October 6, 2014

WEST WARWICK — A pair of men, one from West Warwick and the other from Coventry, was arraigned yesterday in Third Division District Court on Quaker Lane and charged in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kettle, fire union’s Gorman at odds over political signage

October 6, 2014

COVENTRY — After two days of back and forth accusations and arguments between Coventry Professional Firefighters Union President David Gorman and District 21 Senate incumbent Nick Kettle over a political sign, according to Coventry Police Lieutenant John Shields, peace has been restored.
According to Kettle, when he passed by his sign located on Knotty Oak Road on Monday, he found it destroyed. He repaired it that night and placed it out in the same spot only to discover on Wednesday the sign was gone altogether.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals

October 6, 2014

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals
Ephraim Salaam breaks down the Patriots' strong performance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Almeida says Coventry schools, students ready for future learning

October 6, 2014

COVENTRY — As part of the school district’s ongoing initiative to be 21st Century learners, Coventry School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida took a pledge called the “Future Ready District Pledge,” which affirms his commitment of the district to work with students, educators, families and members of the community to become Future Ready by engaging in a wide-range of activities.
Almeida touched upon the initiative during last Tuesday’s school committee meeting to give those in attendance a brief overview but offered more detail following.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI students, town officials meet

October 6, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light of the recurring student rental and partying issues around town, town manager Pam Nolan, councilwoman Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Chief of Police Dean Hoxsie, and Police Captain Scott Perrin attended a University of Rhode Island Student Senate meeting on Wednesday evening at the Kingston campus to establish a stronger dialogue between the university and town officials. Dean of Students Mary Jo Gonzales, who has been working with the town over the past several months, also attended to represent the university.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

House candidates from three districts join forum

October 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Three house districts were represented at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters Debate: District 34 (South Kingstown, Narragansett), currently represented by Teresa Tanzi and challenged by Republican Stephen Tetzner; District 35 (South Kingstown), which is challenged by Democrat Kathy Fogarty and Republican Lacey McGreevy and District 36 (Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly), currently represented by Donna Walsh and challenged by Independent Blake Filippi.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI may be missing out on millions in marijuana tax

October 6, 2014

A recent study by NerdWallet, an organization that provides financial advice to individuals and businesses, estimates that by taking no action on the vote to legalize marijuana in Rhode Island, the General Assembly may have missed out on more than $20 million in extra tax revenue for the state.
The number was calculated using data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - specifically, the numbers of people over 25 who use marijuana. A formula was then used to come up with a total of $20,271,018 in potential tax revenue from the legalization.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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