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February 6th, 2012

Today's schedule - Tuesday, Feb. 7

February 7, 2012

Boys basketball
Chariho at Rogers, 7:30 p.m.
Coventry at St. Raphael, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Tiverton, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. East Providence, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Hope, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Barrington, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Coventry at Westerly, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Warwick Veterans, 7 p.m.
Cranston East vs. North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Cranston West at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls swim
East Greenwich vs. Bay View at East Providence, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Cumberland at Coventry, 7 p.m.

Council continues TDR study

February 7, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The second phase in the Identification of Village Centers project is complete and was presented to the town council at Monday’s meeting.
The town hired The Horsley Witten Group, Inc. to develop a study that assesses selected areas in North Kingstown that could participate in the Transfer of Development Right (TDR) Program as receiving areas. The findings from the first phase were presented to the council in November.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 5th

School 'martials' forces

February 6, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When you sign on for lessons at Narragansett Bay Budokai, you’re going to learn more than martial arts poses, kicking and self-defenses.
Owner Robert Brenner is also going to instill respect, pride and a sense that being part of a community is important.
For that reason, every student in his school – from the littlest six-year-old, to adults in their 30s – is required to participate in an outdoor benefit for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund on Feb. 12.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 4th

Today's playoff schedule - Monday, March 5

February 5, 2012

There's only one game going on tonight as Coventry, the No. 1 seed from Division II-North, takes on South Kingstown, the No. 4 seed from II-South, in the D-II boys hockey quarterfinals tonight at 8 p.m. at the West Warwick Civic Center.
The winner will take on Pilgrim, the No. 3-seed from the North, which shut out Middletown to sweep its series.
On the other side of the bracket, Prout cruised past Providence Country Day and the Crusaders will play Portsmouth, which swept Cumberland.

Tell Me Your Story: It wasn't a 'castle' to 17th Century black residents

February 5, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – They slept in the kitchen garret, high under the eaves in a room whose ceiling was so low they had to stoop.
With only two small windows, they sweltered in summer; in winter, they huddled around the stone chimney for warmth.
They were the slaves of Richard Smith Jr. – two men, one elderly woman and five children – and their existence is confirmed in a 1691 property inventory of Cocumscussoc, more commonly called Smith’s Castle.
When Daniel Updike died here in 1757, the slave population had risen to “18 Negroes and a baby.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 3rd

Editorial: Town's ordinance decision could set a bad precedent

February 4, 2012

There’s been a lot of talk this week about the North Kingstown Town Council’s decision to pass an ordinance that will mandate town firefighters work 24-hour shifts every three days beginning on March 1 but what’s ultimately lost in the shuffle of all that discussion is the main issue at hand and, really, the only one that matters.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

$216,000 more in state aid coming to South Kingstown

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown schools will be receiving $216,000 more in state aid than originally anticipated after Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed his FY 2013 budget that aims to increase support to local schools in light of the budget strains facing cities and towns.
According to the governor’s budget, South Kingstown is allocated $8.51 million more, which amounts to a $216,768 increase.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI International Engineering Program wins innovation award

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Raena Morley, a Chemical Engineering and French student in the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program (IEP), spent her summer unlike most students, working as in intern for Toray Plastics’ offices in Lyon, France. The experience is one which many IEP students hold, and Morley, who will graduate in 2012, is grateful that she can blend two opposite interests into one track of study.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chafee vows this is 'the year of cities and towns'

February 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE – An increase to the state’s cigarette tax, restaurant and beverage sales tax and a new seven percent sales tax expansion are some of what Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed Tuesday night in his $7.9 billion budget plan to close the projected $125 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.

In total, Chafee’s proposed budget to the General Assembly includes $87.7 million in tax hikes with much of it devoted to saving ailing municipalities.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK man faces nine felony counts

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On Monday, January 30 at 9:11 p.m., David D. Walmsley, 23, of 159 Alder Road, was arrested by South Kingstown Police on nine felony counts, including possession/manufacturing of marijuana and possession of Schedule II-IV drugs.

Probation/Parole Officers Greg Williams and Laura Bard responded to 159 Alder Road to check in on another probationer when they observed a bright yellow light coming from the basement window. Upon further inspection, Officers Williams and Bard saw several potted marijuana plants, and called SKPD.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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