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According to Community Development Director Mike DeLuca, the applicant, Jeff Sweenor, has withdrawn his application to demolish and rebuild the home.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

New trial for McDonald denied

February 13, 2014

WARWICK - A motion for a new hearing in the case of former state senator Patrick Timothy McDonald was denied Monday in Kent County Superior Court.
McDonald will remain on $20,000 personal recognizance with home confinement as a condition, pending a March 12 sentencing date.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK CARES provides a ‘give-back situation’

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While the first of February marked the end of National Mentoring Month, the mentors at South Kingstown CARES have not faltered in their work. In fact, the campaign for the group to recruit more mentors has only just begun.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Vespia addresses ordinance discrepancy

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - While state regulations allow parking on the west side of Succotash Road in front of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, the town ordinance currently prohibits it.

At Monday’s town council meeting, the lack of consistency with the state regulation, which overrides the town ordinance, was discussed with several interested parties including Police Chief Vincent Vespia, and a representative for Perry Raso, who owns the oyster bar.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Church bells case dismissed by Judge Sullivan

February 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In a written decision issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Patricia A. Sullivan dismissed the complaint filed by Narragansett resident John Devaney, claiming that the tolling of nearby church bells have caused disruption to his life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Decision forthcoming on kayak lawsuit

February 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Associate Justice Kristin E. Rodgers will issue a written decision “sooner rather than later” in the case of the Kayak Centre of Rhode Island versus the town of Narragansett and Narrow River Kayaks.

Rodgers originally intended to issue a bench decision Monday in Washington County Superior Court, but, following oral arguments from attorneys for the Kayak Centre, Narrow River Kayaks, and the town, Rodgers said she needed more time to consider the facts of the case and would issue a written decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bill would tax E-cigarettes at 80 percent

February 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Tomorrow afternoon the House Finance Committee will hear public comment regarding house bills 7021 and 7133, which lump the sale of electronic cigarettes into the same category as traditional tobacco products, including online purchase restrictions, licensing for distributors and retailers, and an 80 percent punitive excise tax on the purchase of electronic cigarette devices.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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