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April 10th, 2014

School committee seeks joint meeting on Chariho Act

April 10, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho School Committee would like to have a joint meeting with the three town councils to discuss the Chariho Act.

Superintendent Barry Ricci proposed the idea to the school committee Tuesday.

“I am of the opinion that with the paper flying back and forth between the school committee and the town councils and the councils to each other, that little to nothing will ever be accomplished,” Ricci said. “I would like to offer an alternative to that. The Chariho Act revision subcommittee is one alternative that has been used in the past, but it requires the committee go back to the councils and the school committee for a vote. I propose to you that you think about hosting a meeting of the three town councils facilitated by a moderator.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students arrested for possession of marijuana candy

April 10, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – Three 14-year-old Chariho students were recently arrested after allegedly possessing and distributing “marijuana candy” on school grounds, according to Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson and Superintendent of Chariho Schools Barry Ricci.

Police said on March 27, a 14-year-old Chariho Middle School student was arrested and charged with one count of distributing a controlled substance in or near a school and one count of possession of a controlled substance, following an investigation into an incident where a teenaged middle school student required medical attention.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 9th

Narragansett High School to present ‘9 to 5’ as director’s finale

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – This weekend’s production of “9 to 5: The Musical” at Narragansett High School will be Jimmy Calitri’s last as the high school’s theater director.

Calitri, a South Kingstown native, began working in the Narragansett School Department five years ago. He also works at Rhode Island College, his alma mater, the University of Rhode Island and Providence College.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Magnusen’s nursing license suspended by RI Dept. of Health

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has suspended the nursing license of Narragansett High School nurse, Lynn A. Magnusen.

Magnusen, 52, of Charlestown, has been on paid administrative leave since March 17 after she was arrested in Charlestown for possession of heroin.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County Museum gets 25-year lease approved

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a lengthy discussion, the council unanimously approved a 25-year lease for the South County Museum, with an option to renew for an additional 25 years.

Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright said the museum has been operating on leased property within Canonchet Farm since 1985. The museum’s prior lease expired in 2010.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council won’t allow Friday entertainment at BSBC

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council voted to deny Bonnet Shores Beach Club’s application to lift its Friday night entertainment restriction.

The beach club applied to the council to amend its liquor license by amending the restriction on entertainment that is allowed.

Presently, the club is only permitted to have outdoor entertainment on Saturday until midnight and on Sunday until 9 p.m.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Campus Cinema broken into, items stolen

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Last Wednesday, a subject unknown to police, broke into the now defunct Campus Theater at 17 Columbia St. in Wakefield and stole four ounces of medical marijuana waste that was on the premises, along with a 65-inch television, an Xbox 360, a safe consisting of private patient medical records and approximately $200 in U.S. Coins.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKPD Officer Evan Johnson gets 3rd Class Commendation

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Officer Evan Johnson of the South Kingstown Police Department received a 3rd Class Commendation from the chief for his part in saving a man from a suicide attempt in Clock Tower Plaza.

According to the commendation written by Chief Vincent Vespia, Johnson was on routine patrol of Kingstown Road when he observed a vehicle backed into a parking space in the empty lot. Upon approach of the vehicle, Johnson came across an intoxicated male driver who could not explain how he got there or what state he was in.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier council denies offer for free trees

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council denied the South County Garden Club’s offer to provide, at no cost to the town, all trees, shrubs and an irrigation system for Gazebo Park.

The council voted 2-2 Monday, with Councilors Glenna Hagopian and Matthew Mannix opposed, meaning that the motion to approve the offer failed.

Council President James Callaghan was absent.

The original Arborvitae trees in Gazebo Park were planted in 1993, according to Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SAMP: getting out of response recovery rut

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - At the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) meeting on Friday night, several speakers discussed local options that could be employed to battle coastal erosion and climate change.

More than 50 people were in attendance at the meeting, including South Kingstown Director of Planning Vincent Murray, Charlestown Town Council President Thomas Gentz, Ivy Misna from the EPA, James Freedman and Laura Dwyer of the CRMC and Little Compton Town Councilor Gary Mataronas.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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