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Restaurant owners sound off on proposed tax

February 10, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After last year’s rate hike in beach parking fees, Governor Lincoln Chafee’s proposed two percent hike in the meals and beverage tax has added fuel to the fire for the tourism industry along with restaurants who are rallying in opposition against the governor’s tax and spending plan.

Last Tuesday during his State of the State address, the governor proposed an $88 million increase in taxes, including the meals tax, the cigarette tax, sales tax and license fees in his $7.9 billion FY 2013 budget.

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February 10, 2012

A week after Governor Chafee proposed increasing the meals tax from eight percent to 10 percent, restaurants owners across South Kingstown and Narragansett sound off.

This week University of Rhode Island students began springing up their own occupy movement.

The attorneys for Village Liquors and town of South Kingstown also filed their briefs this week on why or why not fifth liquor license exists.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Welcome House celebrates 25 years

February 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Twenty-five years ago the homeless population in South County travelled from church to church in Wakefield, hoping for a warm meal, a warm bed and a warm welcome until the community found them a home at the Welcome House.

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Town approves noise ordinance amendment

February 8, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The town council approved an amendment on Monday evening which changes the town’s noise ordinance to account for auditory disturbances caused by motorcycles. Narragansett Police Department has found it increasingly difficult to enforce noise created by illegal exhaust systems on motorcycles which drive through public, tourist-driven areas of town, such as Ocean Road and along the sea wall.

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February 8, 2012

Motorcycle drivers will no longer be able to roar their engines in Narragansett after the town council approved an amendment to the town's noise ordinance account for auditory disturbances caused by motorcycles with illegal exhaust systems.

In today's paper, we also have a story on the first Galilee Task Force held last Tuesday to take local fishing concerns to the state level.

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$216,000 more in state aid coming to South Kingstown

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown schools will be receiving $216,000 more in state aid than originally anticipated after Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed his FY 2013 budget that aims to increase support to local schools in light of the budget strains facing cities and towns.
According to the governor’s budget, South Kingstown is allocated $8.51 million more, which amounts to a $216,768 increase.

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URI International Engineering Program wins innovation award

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Raena Morley, a Chemical Engineering and French student in the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program (IEP), spent her summer unlike most students, working as in intern for Toray Plastics’ offices in Lyon, France. The experience is one which many IEP students hold, and Morley, who will graduate in 2012, is grateful that she can blend two opposite interests into one track of study.

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Chafee vows this is 'the year of cities and towns'

February 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE – An increase to the state’s cigarette tax, restaurant and beverage sales tax and a new seven percent sales tax expansion are some of what Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed Tuesday night in his $7.9 billion budget plan to close the projected $125 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.

In total, Chafee’s proposed budget to the General Assembly includes $87.7 million in tax hikes with much of it devoted to saving ailing municipalities.

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SK man faces nine felony counts

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On Monday, January 30 at 9:11 p.m., David D. Walmsley, 23, of 159 Alder Road, was arrested by South Kingstown Police on nine felony counts, including possession/manufacturing of marijuana and possession of Schedule II-IV drugs.

Probation/Parole Officers Greg Williams and Laura Bard responded to 159 Alder Road to check in on another probationer when they observed a bright yellow light coming from the basement window. Upon further inspection, Officers Williams and Bard saw several potted marijuana plants, and called SKPD.

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February 3, 2012

Tuesday night Governor Chafee proposed his budget plan to the General Assembly. In today's paper we have what the local South County delegation feel about his tax hikes and tax cuts.

Following the governor's proposal, South Kingstown schools found out they will recieve $216,000 more in state aid this year. We also have what Narragansett Pier leaders think about Chafee's proposed tax on luxary items.

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