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Beaudry pleads not guilty to stealing town fuel

February 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett Parks and Recreation employee, Raymond P. Beaudry, pleaded not guilty to one count of larceny under $1,500 in Fourth District Court, Wakefield, Tuesday morning.

Beaudry, 58, of 51 Oak Ridge Road, Charlestown, is accused of stealing about $86.82 worth of diesel fuel from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board of Education violates open government law

February 19, 2014

The Administrative Procedures Act (APA), regarded as one of the most important pieces of administrative law, requires (among other things) government agencies to review petitions send by the public and respond to them in less than thirty days.

Six months after the ACLU sent a petition to the Rhode Island Board of Education, still without response, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the board. Last Friday, a judge ruled that the board of education acted in violation of the APA by ignoring the multi-organization petition, which was filed in June to seek a hearing to repeal the NECAP graduation requirement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gun owners rights groups join Costa in fight against tax on firearms, ammo

February 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Self-proclaimed defenders of the Second Amendment crowded the Rhode Island State House rotunda Wednesday afternoon following several calls to action from gun owners rights groups and Rep. Doreen Costa (R-District 31) to take action against a bill that adds a supplemental tax on the purchase of firearms and ammunition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board approves application for Eddie’s BBQ storefront

February 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Eddie’s BBQ will soon go from food truck to store front.

The Narragansett Planning Board voted 4-0 Wednesday to approve the application of Steve McLaughlin, owner and executive chef of Eddie’s BBQ, to open a physical location at 1014 Boston Neck Road.

McLaughlin told the board he was hoping to open a store in Narragansett to enhance business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Quest Montessori featured on Young Turks online program

February 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Quest Montessori School in Narragansett, which was recently featured on the Young Turks online news program, has been offering an alternative learning program for toddlers to eighth graders since 2001. The private school follows the educational model founded by Maria Montessori, a long-time educator and physician, which features multi-age classrooms, teachers acting as guides, and treating and building the school as if it were a home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC approves relocation of 1444 Ocean Road home

February 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Coastal Resources Management Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to allow the Ocean Road home, built in error on the neighboring Rose Nulman Park, to be relocated to the correct lot.

CRMC Chair Anne Maxwell Livingston and member Tony Affigne voted against the application, according to Laura Dwyer, CRMC public educator and information coordinator.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mixed reaction on proposed plans for historic Larchwood Inn

February 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday, the planning board will review a pre-application of the Wakefield Alzheimer’s Care Facility, which is proposed to be built on the grounds of the former Larchwood Inn.

The potential demolition of the historic Larchwood Inn has drawn mixed reactions from town residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sweenor withdraws application; Ocean House Cottage won’t be torn down

February 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The historic “Ocean House Cottage” on Caswell Street will not be torn down.

According to Community Development Director Mike DeLuca, the applicant, Jeff Sweenor, has withdrawn his application to demolish and rebuild the home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee approves budget, 6-1

February 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An hour and a half into the school committee meeting on Tuesday, the committee quietly voted to adopt the superintendent’s $58.9 million budget with one dissenting vote and one comment by a committee member.

After a short reiteration of the budget, which includes the new middle school foreign language program and several staff reductions, Dr. Anthony Mega of the school committee immediately made a motion to adopt the budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cronin addresses chronic absenteeism at SKHS

February 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - South Kingstown High School Assistant Principal Kevin Cronin addressed the school committee on Tuesday with alarming statistics regarding chronic absenteeism.

“For the first time, the Rhode Island Department of Education has presented schools with their chronic absenteeism data,” said Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow. “Certainly we have been keeping track of it on our own, but this is the first time we can compare with the state number and district to district. We asked Mr. Cronin to come talk about what our data is and our plans.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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