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Bike path from Commons to Broad Rock a step closer

December 16, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday authorizing the submittal of an application to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for funding to develop the proposed bike spur between the Broad Rock Playfields and the South County Commons.

Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred said the town’s recreation department under Terry Murphy recently completed an application for funding through RIDEM’s Recreation and Acquisition and Development Grant Program for 50 percent of the estimated cost of the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kayak Centre files lawsuit after being denied Middlebridge bid

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island is suing the town of Narragansett, the town’s finance director, the town council, and Narrow River Kayaks.
In a case filed Tuesday in Washington County Superior Court, the Kayak Centre is claiming that the business was unlawfully deprived a contract to operate a paddle sports concession at the town-owned Middlebridge property.
Robert Corrente, attorney for the Kayak Centre, filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment on behalf of the Kayak Centre.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS musicians in harmony

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Narragansett High School will be presenting various upcoming musical events over the next few weeks to celebrate the holiday season.
The first event is Rhode Island’s annual Tubaphonia Christmas Concert and Community Sing Along which will be held at the NHS auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RISPC approves easements for Deepwater

December 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind will be allowed to land its transmission cable from the proposed Block Island Wind Farm at Scarborough State Beach.
After more than three hours, the Rhode Island State Properties Committee voted 2-0 with one abstention Wednesday to approve two easement agreements, one with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and one with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, to allow Deepwater to run the cable beneath state property in exchange for a payment of $1.7 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor pleads not guilty to charges of murder, mutilation

December 2, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Robert M. Taylor, who is accused of murdering his mother, Allison Taylor, last May in Narragansett, was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court on Monday.

Taylor, 46, with a last known address of 485 Plainfield St., Providence, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, one count of mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and one count of vandalism.

He was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on the above charges on Nov. 15.

Taylor is currently serving five years for violating the terms of his probation for prior crimes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wine and art shoppers catch a break

December 2, 2013

Beginning this Sunday, shoppers who purchase wine and spirits from a liquor store in Rhode Island, will not have to pay the state’s 7 percent sales tax.

The 7 percent sales tax is also being eliminated on original works of art or limited edition works of art purchased in the state.

“These new provisions come just in time for the busy shopping season,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. “They should help to spur sales and boost Rhode Island’s economy.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council approves application for RIDOT Route 138 construction

December 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council approved an application Monday for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to perform construction activities within 25 feet of a historic cemetery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses technology initiative

December 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In an open work session on Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with administrators, educators and members of the public to discuss the possible implementation of a pilot program that will provide 125 laptops or tablets to ninth graders whose teachers volunteer for the initiative.

The one year, $98,000 pilot program will provide the devices, a four year warranty and protection plan, a protective skin, and a new “tech coach” position at the school. If the pilot succeeds, the school will expand the program grade level by grade level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scott Partington takes over as Narragansett fire chief

December 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Scott Partington is taking the helm as fire chief with the Narragansett Fire Department.

Partington began working for the Narragansett Fire Department in 1991 when he was hired as a probationary officer and has gradually been promoted to positions including lieutenant, captain and now fire chief.

Partington replaces James Cotter who retired in June after 10 years as fire chief.

Partington is currently a Charlestown resident, but said he has always been fond of Narragansett and would visit the town every summer when growing up.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firearms taskforce discusses NICS

November 27, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Thursday afternoon, legislators from across the state gathered to hear testimony from interested parties regarding the submission of mental health records as part of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Behavioral Health and Firearms Safety Taskforce, led by Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey (Dist. 34—Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton, West Greenwich) and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (Dist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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