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Narragansett woman arrested for elderly exploitation, abuse

April 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT– Officers executed a search warrant at 144 South Pier Road Wednesday morning in relation to an arrest warrant for Tracy Anderson, 44, for the abuse and exploitation of an elderly person with severe handicaps. NPD also obtained various documents and a combination safe during their search.

Local runners among top finishers in Boston

April 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - From the starting line in Hopkinton through the infamous Heartbreak Hill and to the finishing line at Copley Square, over 24,000 runners competed in the world’s most famous race, the Boston Marathon. Amongst those leading the pack of runners on Monday were two local legends, Glen Guillemette of Narragansett and Claire Gadrow of Wakefield.

As Earth Day approaches, RWU students clean up the beach

April 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The weather did indeed cooperate with the students from Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon. Traveling in two school buses, their goal on this wind swept, yet sunny day was to clean up Narragansett Town Beach.
A group of 50 students gathered at the South Beach Pavilion in Narragansett with trash bags and gloves, ready to help clean the beach as Earth Day approaches on this Friday, April 22.

Fourth suspect in SK home invasion arrested in Middletown

April 21, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – 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.

Gansett Marathon 2011 Results

April 20, 2011

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

Chamber votes to oppose Chafee’s budget

April 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday to oppose Governor Chafee’s proposed budget and tax plan.
“Our chamber’s position is to say no to the sales tax expansion proposal,” Joe Iacoi, Executive Director of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce said. “Frankly, the more I learn of it I’m surprised of the sweeping nature of what's being debated.”
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.

Repairs scheduled for Factory Pond dam

April 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–As 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.

Public speaks out against motor vehicle tax in South Kingstown

April 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town held its first public hearing on the preliminary budget Wednesday night with most of the public speaking out against the motor vehicle exemption tax.
With both the town council and school committee present, Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred first gave an overview of the total $89 million municipal budget.

SK Council approves zoning ordinance for special use permits

April 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council held two public hearings Monday night concerning a Community Development Block Grant the town received and amendments to special use permits in the Zoning Ordinance.

The town held the first public hearing to obtain citizen views on the community development, housing needs and program performance relative to the town’s application for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. Though the town sought citizen input on the grants that can go directly to the community, no one from the public came to comment on the CDBG grant.

GSO offers teachers hands-on research aboard the Endeavor

April 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–URI’s Bay Campus is the launching point for many scientific activities. The 30-year-old research vessel Endeavor has traveled over one million nautical miles, transporting scientists and complex research tools to places such as the Black Sea to examine ancient shipwrecks. The GSO offers public school teachers the chance to partake in such important scientific work. Erica Killian is one of them.

“This is my first experience,” said Killian, a mathematics teacher at Exeter-West Greenwich High School. “The scientists took me in and made me a part of the process. They are a really interesting group of people.”

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