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Cause of death released in Taylor murder case

May 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Asphyxia and blunt force injuries caused the death of Allison M. Taylor, 65, earlier this month in Narragansett, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dara Chadwick, public information officer for the Department of Health, said Wednesday that the medical examiner listed asphyxia and blunt force injuries as the causes of Taylor’s death and that no other information about her death is available.

Robert M. Taylor, 45, is accused of choking and inflicting the injuries that caused his mother’s death in a Caswell Street apartment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK schools want to increase preschool access

May 24, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School District is attempting to increase access to preschool for all children in town.
The South Kingstown School Committee received an update on the town’s integrated preschool at last week’s school committee meeting.
Coleen Smith, early childhood coordinator for the district, and Christine Levy, assistant pupil personnel coordinator, spoke about the district’s initiatives to provide access to preschool for all school-aged children, which began in fall 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local musicians featured on AMC’s ‘Showville’

May 24, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Two local musicians will be featured on a new AMC reality show, “Showville,” which premiered Thursday.
Aspiring musicians Connor Fisher and Hannah Gang were one of four acts selected for the finals of the show, formerly called “Road Show,” when they auditioned in December.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee adopts communications plan

May 17, 2013

Code of ethics to be addressed in separate document

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following a recent communications breakdown, the South Kingstown School Committee approved an updated communications plan Tuesday.
The communications subcommittee, chaired by Liz Morris, school committee member, has been working on updating the communications plan for approximately 18 months, according to Raissa Mosher, vice chair of the communications subcommittee and school committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer Taylor waives right to appear

May 17, 2013

Search warrants released; gruesome details unfold in murder of Allison M. Taylor

NARRAGANSETT – Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of brutally murdering and dismembering his mother, Allison M. Taylor, 65, waived his right to appear in Washington County Superior Court Wednesday.
Taylor was due in Superior Court for a violation hearing.
By allegedly murdering his mother, Taylor was in violation of the terms of his probation, related to a 2007 breaking and entering incident that occurred in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer has long criminal past

May 10, 2013

Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of murdering his 65-year-old mother, Allison M. Taylor, on Tuesday, has an extensive criminal history in Rhode Island, dating back to 1989.
Taylor has been arrested dozens of times since then in Warwick, Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Providence, Brown University and South Kingstown, according to Rhode Island Judicial records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taylor frequented church before robbery, murder

May 10, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—As the news of Robert M. Taylor’s murder of his mother, Allison Taylor, at her apartment on Caswell Street this past week further develops, the days leading up to the incident become clearer. According to Reverend Marcel Taillon, Pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Parish at 53 Rockland St., Taylor had been frequenting the church for two to three weeks prior to committing his crime.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robert M. Taylor arrested on domestic murder charges

May 10, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – On a warm spring day the daily hustle and bustle of the idyllic seaside town of Narragansett came to an abrupt halt as news broke that a 65-year-old woman was brutally murdered in her home by her own son.
What began as a larceny investigation Tuesday ended with a suicide attempt, murder investigation, and ended with the arrest of Robert M. Taylor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle indicted on multiple felony charges

May 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Daniel E. Doyle, Jr., the former executive director of the Institute for International Sport (IIS), has been indicted on 18 counts of embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, and forgery. Doyle has been the subject of much public scrutiny since his mishandling of $575,000 worth in state grant money, which was allocated in 2007 for new construction on the institute’s property and remains unfinished.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIPTA bus collides with SUV on Route 138

May 9, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police are investigating an accident involving a sport utility vehicle and a RIPTA bus that occurred late Sunday morning and left a 17-year-old female with serious injuries.

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