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February 17th, 2012

Zorro dog tired but home

February 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A scared little lapdog that escaped into the woods from its backyard and went on the lam for 10 days – an event that caused fliers to appear in every shop window in Wickford and galvanized the community into search parties – has been found.
Zorro, a Lhasa Apso rescued from an out-of-state puppy mill, vanished Feb. 2 and managed to avoid being eaten by coyotes or killed by a car while traveling from one end of town to the other.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Phil’s has community support

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Green signs exclaiming ‘vote yes’ rattled throughout the town council chamber Wednesday night as the downtown Wakefield community poured into the town hall to support Phil’s Restaurant owners Carl and Kenneth Tetzner and the Contemporary Theater Company’s plans to revitalize Main Street. Despite the flood of support for the plans, the zoning board postponed their decision until Tuesday.

“I thought this would be the night we got an answer. We all did,” Carl Tetzner said after the board meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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