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February 17th, 2012

No apologies from SK Councilman

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council meeting was caught in a stalemate Monday night as union leaders repeatedly asked for apologies from Councilman Jim O’Neill, who remained steadfast in his silent refusal to give into what they wanted.

“I spoke at the last town council meeting. I expect an apology for the way I was treated and comments I received from a certain town council member,” Deborah Bergner, resident and member of the Democratic Town Committee said. “I was using my right as a citizen and taxpayer and was treated poorly.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unfinished business at Institute for Sport

February 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Auditor General Dennis E. Hoyle released his audit report on Daniel E. Doyle, Jr.’s failure to repay funds to the both the University of Rhode Island and the state. Doyle, who has served at the Executive Director for the Institute of International Sport at URI since 1986, was audited after concerns were expressed to the Auditor General’s office about the unfinished state of the institute’s residential and coaching center, for which a state grant of $575,000 was given in 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 16th

Today's schedule - Friday, Feb. 17

February 17, 2012

Boys basketball
Chariho at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Hendricken at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Westerly at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Exeter-West Greenwich at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at East Greenwich, 5:15 p.m.
Narragansett at Cranston East, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Prout, 7 p.m.
Boys hockey
Pilgrim vs. Coventry at West Warwick Civic Center, 9:30 p.m.
Prout vs. East Greenwich at West Warwick Civic Center, 8 p.m.

Town considering paying for DMS roof

February 17, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For the better part of a couple months now, North Kingstown school officials and town administrators have debated two key questions: Who’s going to pay for a new roof at Davisville Middle School and what account or bond it will come from?
Monday evening came the first glance at a potential solution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 16, 2012

This week, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the pre-school to South Road School, a switch from last year's plans.

Also, we have the story on how the state police are investigating the unfinished payments of the Institute for Sports to the University of Rhode Island. This week, it was reported the Institute packed up and left town.

After the governor proposed a two-percent hike in the meals tax, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association began a campaign against the proposal. This week they met South County restaurant owners at the Mews Tavern.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SCH says farewell to Molly the Therapy Dog

February 16, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –As Molly the Therapy Dog walked across the halls of South County Hospital, she lit the faces of hundreds of patients and stole the hearts of all she knew.

Twice a week Molly, wearing her red therapy dog vest, would visit the hospital to brighten the day of patients and staff. Over the years, Molly made a total of 925 visits, a record set by Therapy Dog International.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accident on Torrey Road claims one victim

February 16, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—A motor vehicle accident which occurred early Wednesday morning has claimed the life of its rear seat passenger. Erica L. Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday. Two other persons were involved in the accident, the driver Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, and Rebecca Scott, 29, of 12 Lily Lane, Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town votes to assist in YMCA land purchase

February 16, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 27.7-acre chunk of wooded land with approximately 700 feet of shoreline on the eastern banks of Watchaug Pond is on its way to becoming publicly accessible and protected open space. The Charlestown Land Trust will buy the property from the Ocean Community YMCA, with the help of a $475,000 allocation from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 15th

Today's schedule - Thursday, Feb. 16

February 16, 2012

Boys basketball
Middletown at Prout, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Cranston West at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Wrestling
Chariho at Mount Hope, 7 p.m.
Barrington at North Kingstown, 7:30 p.m.
South Kingstown at Cranston East, 7 p.m.

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

February 16, 2012

What would you do to live to 100?
That milestone age is one we could all hope to reach one day and for five local residents at Scalabrini Health Care Center in NK, getting to 100 has been a memorable ride.
This week, we profile those residents and let them tell their remarkable tales of longevity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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