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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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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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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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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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Murder in Narragansett

May 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Robert M. Taylor, who is accused of murdering his mother, Allison M. Taylor, entered no plea to a charge of domestic murder today at the 4th District Court in Wakefield.

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Comp plan goals and policies drafted

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — The Narragansett Planning Board held a workshop Tuesday to discuss the town’s comprehensive plan. Consultant Nathan E. Kelley, senior planner with Horlsey Witten Group, reviewed the draft of goals and policies regarding community services, facilities, natural hazards and energy. Terence Fleming, chairman, moderated the session.
“We will look at the goals and policies tonight just to check that our framework is complete and that we are comfortable moving forward to identify subsequent action items,” said Kelly.

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Studying the aquatic environment

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — On Wednesday afternoon, local scientists, shellfishermen and graduate students gathered at the University of Rhode Island to listen to a series of lectures from researchers who have been studying the aquatic environments of Narragansett Bay. Professor of Oceanography Chris Kincaid first presented his work at the event, organized by Rhode Island Sea Grant, on water circulation in the bay and its impact on nutrient distribution.

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Experts discuss RI shellfish health

May 3, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—A group of state, local and federal experts gathered at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus last Wednesday to discuss health and food safety regarding the state’s shellfish. Organized by Rhode Island Sea Grant, the seminar was the first in a series of lectures which aims to bring greater awareness to the community about Rhode Island’s emerging economy of shellfish harvesting and aquaculture.

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URI student finishes Boston Marathon just minutes before explosions

April 18, 2013

Rhode Island authorities have offered assistance to Massachusetts officials as they deal with the tragedy that struck Boston Monday afternoon during the Boston Marathon.
At least three people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in what officials are classifying as an act of terrorism when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 117th marathon at 2:50 p.m.
One of those killed was an 8-year-old boy from Dorchester, Mass., according to the Boston Globe.
Shannon Long, a resident of Newport and a University of Rhode Island graduate student, finished the marathon seven minutes before the blasts. While she was uninjured, she said the experience was terrifying.
“My family was standing right in that area until right after I crossed,” Long said of the area where the explosions occurred. ‘They came over to try and meet me and it was terrifying I just heard two blasts in a row. I couldn’t find my family I couldn’t find my boyfriend, Dennis, and his family.”
Long said it was difficult to contact family and friends because cell phone service went down in the midst of the chaos.
“Everyone was going crazy with fear,” she said. “I’ve never seen so many terrified people in my entire life. Luckily my family wasn’t standing at the spot where they had been the whole day.”
Long finished the marathon in four hours, six minutes and 30 seconds. This was her second time running the marathon, this time running for the Miles for Miracles team which raises money for the Boston Children’s Hospital.
“It was such a positive and amazing experience until that happened and it’s such a tragedy,” she said.
Long said she doesn’t think she’ll run the marathon again next year.
“I don’t think I would put my family in that situation,” she said. “I carry some guilt because I put my family and loved ones in that situation and they took a picture of me right under the flag seven minutes before the explosion happened.”
Long and her family were staying at the Copley Square Hotel which was evacuated when they returned to collect their belongings. She said she and her family then walked two miles to her sister’s apartment and was still in Boston Tuesday, waiting to get her belongings.
“It’s crazy, it’s like war zone,” she said of Boston on Tuesday.
Long hoped to return to Newport on Tuesday.
“I can’t wait to get back home to Rhode Island,” she said. “This makes you think, ‘It’s real, it can happen anywhere,’ even somewhere as innocent as the Boston Marathon.”
According to Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, no Rhode Islanders running in the race were reported injured as of Monday night.
According to race records, published by the Boston Athletic Association, at least 16 residents of South County were registered participants.
Chafee said in a statement Monday that representatives from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, National Guard and state police are in close contact with their counterparts in Massachusetts and “have offered their full support and cooperation during this difficult time.”
Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin issued a statement Monday night on the incident.
“My thoughts are with all of the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions and their loved ones on this terrible day,” he said. “In the midst of a horrifying scene, with many Rhode Islanders in attendance, we can be thankful for the bravery and selflessness of emergency responders at the event, other medical personnel treating the wounded, and ordinary Americans whose first instincts were to do whatever they could to help one another. I am also grateful for the vigilance of law enforcement working to take all possible precautions and avoid jumping to conclusions as they track down every lead to find whoever did this and bring them to justice.”

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Mannix calls for hiatus on wind talks

March 29, 2013

Councilman proposes Deepwater Wind talks be suspended until July 1

NARRAGANSETT - Freshman council member, Matthew Mannix, called for a suspension of negotiations with Deepwater Wind sending a formal motion to suspend and supporting memorandum to Town Clerk Anne Irons for placement on the April 1 town council agenda.

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