April 21st, 2011
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â A Providence man wanted for the February Kings Ridge Road home invasion was arrested last Wednesday after Middletown police found him.
Jaylon S. Butler, 19 of 171 Reynolds Ave., Apt. 2, Providence was charged with three felonies: assault with a deadly weapon in a house, burglary, and conspiracy.
Butler was one of the four armed men who invaded the home at 44 Kings Ridge Road, the residence of Derek Benoit on Feb. 4 demanding marijuana and money and assaulting Benoit with baseball bats.
Thomas Mulligan knew from an early age that he wanted to be a member of the North Kingstown Police Department. Now, he's in charge of it.
The 25-year veteran of the force was sworn in as police chief Monday evening and, in this week's Standard Times, we'll tell you a little bit more about the man behind the uniform.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on budget talks with the NK Town Council, not to mention an update on legislation proposed by several state representatives that hopes to challenge the release of convicted killer Michael Woodmansee.
Place Div/Tot No. Name City St Ag S Time Pace
1 1/10 6 Blazejewski Ryan Narragansett RI 34 M 2:39:10 6:05
2 1/11 13 Allen Brian Fitchburg MA 39 M 2:39:49 6:06
3 2/11 3 Alig G. Casanova Princeton NJ 37 M 2:44:04 6:16
4 3/11 8 McNeiece Brian Narragansett RI 39 M 2:44:19 6:17
5 1/22 9 Principe David Cranston RI 44 M 2:44:36 6:17
6 2/10 7 Longenecker Robert Lititz PA 22 M 2:45:56 6:20
7 1/17 5 Bentley Raymond Elverson PA 51 M 2:47:29 6:24
8 3/10 24 Linde Cooper Lyndell PA 23 M 2:48:29 6:26
9 4/10 41 Ford Jeffrey Hilton Head SC 22 M 2:49:53 6:29
10 2/22 21 Rocco Jon Colonie NY 44 M 2:50:38 6:31
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The Chamber of Commerceâs Board of Directors voted Wednesday to oppose Governor Chafeeâs proposed budget and tax plan.
âOur chamberâs position is to say no to the sales tax expansion proposal,â Joe Iacoi, Executive Director of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce said. âFrankly, the more I learn of it Iâm surprised of the sweeping nature of what's being debated.â
The Board stated that it opposes the tax plan for many reasons, including that it believes the estimated millions of dollars paid to the Rhode Island by the tax increase will be taken out of an already weak economy.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâWhen Allison Chatowsky talks about homelessness and the effect it has on the children not only in her kindergarten classroom at Quidnessett Elementary School but throughout North Kingstown, thereâs one thing she feels passionate about above all.
âWhat more would I like to see done?,â she asks on a recent Friday afternoon. âI would definitely like to see our children not be labeled. All children should be identified and treated equally.â
Chatowsky is not alone in her view. In fact, her school goes above and beyond its duties to try to put every child on equal footing.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown girls had no problem finding goals Tuesday against East Greenwich.
The Avengers weren't exactly struggling either.
With two of the top offenses in the state going at one another with impressive scoring attack after impressive scoring attack, East Greenwich went on a 6-1 spurt midway through the second half to break a tied game and held on at the end to beat SK 17-15.
Kiley Powers led the Avs with seven goals and Meg Greineder had four with Marielle Kraft chipping in with three. Anna Basile, Betsy Thompson and Julia Waicberg added one apiece.
WARWICK â Tuesday morningâs contest with rebuilding Warwick Vets was the perfect preparation for a Coventry softball team heading into its biggest contest of the young season.
With undefeated Chariho awaiting them Saturday morning, the Oakers produced their finest hitting and fielding display of the season. Senior first baseman Charlotte Bracken had three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs, while sophomore Tatiana Webb hit an inside-the-park home run to lead the Oakers to a 10-2 victory.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Connor Morse threw six innings of four-hit, shutout baseball and his offense manufactured enough runs behind him as the South Kingstown baseball team beat Chariho 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
While the score got a little lopsided late, it was a pitchers dual most of the afternoon as Morse and Chariho's John DeCataldo went through the order.
But while Morse did a good job of pitching to contact and keeping the pesky Chargers off the basepaths, DeCataldo struggled to find the strike zone late and gave up four runs before tiring in the sixth, where South tacked on two more.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâAs the reconstruction for the Factory Pond dam in Green Hill gets underway in April, the town will have finished all the planned dam reconstructions in the town.
Director of Public Services Jon Shock said reconstruction for Factory Pond will begin in April. At the March 28 town council meeting, the town awarded a low bid of $172,000 to East Coast Construction in Portsmouth to undertake the dam repairs. The town will repair the Factory Pond dam to update it to current dam standards and to fix damage incurred from the March 2010 storm.
WARWICK - The Chariho girls lacrosse team keeps playing better, but can't find a way to put one in the win column.
Missing a few key starters, the Chargers played well against Warwick Veterans Monday but a late comeback was stalled in an 8-6 loss.
Krysti McFadden and Hannah Baker scored two goals apiece for Chariho and Jessie Barber and Carissa DeSantis added one apiece.
For the full story, pick up the April 21 edition of The Chariho Times. For a full photo gallery, log on to http://www.ricentral.com/content/chariho-warwick-veterans-girls-lacrosse