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Council looks at zoning for SCTC’s new home

November 20, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the zoning change request by South County Tourism Council to move their office headquarters to 375 Kingstown Road during a public hearing on Monday.
The current owner, the South County Jewish Collaborative, and the potential owner, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC), have submitted a petition to amend the future land use map of the town’s comprehensive plan to change the designation of the property from residential to commercial use.

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Taylor indicted on murder charges; will be arraigned next week

November 20, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Robert M. Taylor Friday with the May murder of his mother, Allison Taylor.
The grand jury indicted Taylor on charges of murder, mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and vandalism.
Taylor, 45, allegedly brutally murdered and dismembered his mother, 65, on at some point between May 3 and May 7 at a Caswell Street apartment.

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The emerging industry of aquaculture

November 20, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

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Hazard selected for RI Heritage Hall of Fame

November 20, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rowland Hazard was among nine prominent Rhode Islanders from the early 20th century who were inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Hazard, born in 1829, was an eighth generation descendant of Thomas Hazard, one of the nine founders of Newport.

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Makoko recounts journey from Congo to America

November 13, 2013

KINGSTON—As a child in the Congo, Georges Budagu Makoko remembers the beauty surrounding his village, the freedom and peace in which his family members lived. After the mass genocide in Rwanda in 1994, however, the region would never be the same again.

“We never had to worry about what we were going to eat tonight,” said Makoko at the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. “If you have money or not, you will still live, because we produced everything we lived on.”

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SCH to hold flu clinic on Sunday

November 13, 2013

Flu season is upon us.

The 2013-2014 flu season began last month and the disease will likely spread as folks gather for the upcoming holidays. Before holiday travel and festivities enter full swing, Lee Ann Quinn, director of South County Hospital’s Infection Prevention, Control and Safety Department advises everyone to get vaccinated.

The hospital’s final flu clinic will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17, at Christ the King Church in Kingston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., however Quinn pointed out that flu shots are readily available at most pharmacies.

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Fishing survey a family event in Galilee

November 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, conducted the second recreational fishing opportunity and scientific survey program on Monday.

Every year, DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is required to collect 200 samples of tautog in a diverse range of sizes for analysis in its scientific monitoring program. Data collected during the fish survey are used in the age structured stock assessment for that species.

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Birds of a feather

November 8, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Lazicki’s Bird House and Rescue is in need of a new home.
The non-profit, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of unwanted, abused or abandoned exotic birds, needs to relocate by Dec. 30 before its present location is demolished.

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Baccari pleads not guilty

November 8, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday, Richard P. Baccari, the Narragansett resident who has been indicted for conspiracy and bribery, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Court Justice Patricia A. Sullivan. Baccari was indicted last week for bribing a group of North Providence councilmen, through his development firm, Churchill and Banks, LLC, to push through plans to build a supermarket.

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'Tiger' honors fallen soldiers with epic walk

November 8, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - An Operation Desert Storm Veteran honored the lives lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by taking an approximately six-month walk across the United States.  
The journey began about 18 months ago, when Joe "Tiger" Patrick II, veteran and volunteer at Ground Zero in 2001, wanted to recognize those fallen in the world trade center by walking from Washington, D.C., to the site in Shanksville, Pa., where the plane went down on Sept. 11, 2001. Patrick then decided that he needed to do more than the approximately 450 mile walk he had completed, and chose to walk across the country.

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