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Legislation introduced to keep murderers locked up

March 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and local legislators Senator Susan Sosnowski and Representative Teresa Tanzi have introduced legislation that would prevent future murderers like Michael Woodmansee from ever being eligible for time off for good behavior.

Narragansett Restaurant week kicks off

March 25, 2011

Restaurant doors throughout Narragansett will open tonight with a specific aim, to generate public interest in their food. The third annual ‘Narragansett Restaurant Week is about to begin.

Sosnowski resolution calls for input from local fishermen

March 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the efforts of state Senator Susan Sosnowski, fisherman will now be able to offer input into the development of offshore energy projects with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEMRE).

The state senate recently passed Sosnowski’s, D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham, resolution in which she requested BOEMRE to include official representation of offshore fishermen on the Rhode Island Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force.

Preliminary budget approved by SK Town Council

March 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council approved the preliminary budget for next year at Monday night’s meeting amidst tension as councilman Jim O’Neill voted against it.

The total municipal budget is $89,774,895. From the municipal programs, the general fund received $73,372,050. The water fund is $963,949. The wastewater fund is $3,201,247. The solid waste fund is $719,603. The Peace Dale office building received $90,289. The neighborhood guild fund is $834,192. The senior services program received $726,208. The school fund received $58,434,545.

Student, historians disagree on account of Roger Williams

March 21, 2011

Julianne Jennings, an anthropology student with Native American heritage, has taken aim at Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams, and is working to post a plaque that states his involvement in the selling of slaves after Providence was burned in March of 1676. The Narragansett Indians are not involved with the plaque which would be placed on South Main Street in Providence in commemoration of the Native Americans who were sent to the Caribbean plantations to work as slaves after their defeat.

High school newspaper moving from print to Web

March 20, 2011

OUTH KINGSTOWN—Like newspapers across the country trying to be viable in an online world, the South Kingstown High School’s newspaper, “The Rebellion” is also looking for ways to become relevant as an online news source as many of its readers turn to the internet.

Council, school board worry about future of education

March 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—With state funding to schools decreasing, the South Kingstown town council and school committee worry about the future of the town’s schools and education, hoping to not cut programs from the students at the school budget public work session Tuesday night.
Over the past few weeks, the school committee has been hammering out its budget, having to reduce the budget by $644,000 without cutting programs to the students. The total budget of the school department is $58.43 million.

SK Animal Shelter nears completion

March 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A few pets will be getting a new home soon as the South Kingstown Animal Shelter nears its completion of its new facility set to open in the late spring.

Opposing views on URI’s research reactor

March 18, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As Japan reels from the tsunami disaster and its 11 local nuclear reactors steam and smoke, it has led experts of all kinds to debate the utility of atomic energy. Today, 30 percent of South County’s power comes from a nuclear plant in Waterford, Conn., and Narragansett’s own Nuclear Science Center research reactor on URI’s Bay Campus is humming quietly, for now. One critic, former Rep. Ray Rickman, is sending a letter to Gov. Lincoln Chafee demanding answers about the cost, safety, and future of the local nuclear facility.

Public feedback sought on future development in Narragansett

March 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—In December of 2010, Town Manager Grady Miller proposed that the town award a contract for $35,000 to a firm, New Commons, for an economic development study.

The goal is to determine the future direction of the town’s economic development with the goal of expanding the town’s tax base and providing more quality job opportunities for residents.

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