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CRMC public hearing a bust

June 29, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council postponed a public hearing on proposed experimental coastal erosion control measures planned for Tuesday until July.
It was nearing 9:30 p.m. when Anne Maxwell Livingston, council chair, said she wanted to postpone the hearing, the last item on the council’s agenda, to allow for more discussion time between the coastal council, South Kingstown town staff and South Kingstown town councilors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Drawing a line in the sand with Deepwater

June 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The chambers of the town hall were filled with anxious residents waiting for answers regarding the offshore wind turbines during a work session Wednesday with the Narragansett Town Council and Deepwater Wind.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Art Smith retiring after 17 years as NPD Animal Control Officer

June 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT-After 17 years of service, Narragansett animal control officer, and lifetime Narragansett resident, Art Smith, is retiring from the police department. Smith previously worked as a police dispatcher for the South Kingstown Police Department for 10 years but said he was influenced to pursue his current position by his father who had been an animal control officer in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Welcome House in disarray

June 27, 2013

Former board members, employees share their stories

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Staff members have quit. Board members have been ousted. Residents have picketed.
The alleged incidents plaguing the Welcome House of South County began in December, according to a former board member.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mariners are baseball champs!

June 27, 2013

The Narragansett Mariners baseball team celebrates a 7-2 victory over Westerly on Thursday to win the Division II state championship, the first ever in the history of the Mariner baseball program.
For the complete story, visit the Local Sports section of RICentral.com.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK man sentenced in DUI-related death

June 25, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The man charged with the driving under the influence-related death of 23-year-old Erica Knowles in February 2012 was sentenced to prison Monday in Washington County Superior Court.

Dean C. Philbrick, 48, of South Kingstown, pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence – death resulting and one count of driving to endanger – death resulting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sunset Farm named to National Historic Register

June 24, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - A historic farm in the Point Judith Neck area of Narragansett recently received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of agriculture, architecture, community development, entertainment and recreation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South Kingstown crime rate down in 2012

June 24, 2013

DUI arrests in South Kingstown up from 78 in 2011 to 130 in 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Crime in South Kingstown was down overall in 2012 from the previous year, according to the South Kingstown Police Department’s 2012 annual report.
The recently released report outlines crime and accident statistics, which allows the department to identify crime trends in the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Philbrick to be sentenced this afternoon

June 24, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Dean C. Philbrick, 48, of South Kingstown, is scheduled to be sentenced in Washington County Superior Court today at 2 p.m. for the Feb. 15, 2012 death of 23-year-old Erica Knowles.

Philbrick is charged with one count of driving under the influence - death resulting and one count of driving to endanger - death resulting. A Washington County Grand Jury indicted Philbrick on the charges in May 2012.

Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, died after the vehicle Philbrick was driving struck a tree on Torrey Road in the early morning hours of Feb. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Perseverance pays off for South Kingstown High School seniors

June 21, 2013

KINGSTON – Diplomas in hand, 241 graduates of the South Kingstown High School Class of 2013 proceeded across the stage Monday at the Ryan Center, prepared to move on to a new phase of life be it college, the military or a career.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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