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URI's Holton faces charges from Florida, no longer student

March 29, 2012

University of Rhode Island Campus Police arrested Jonathan Holton today, March 29 at about 8 a.m. on a warrant issued yesterday by the Miami-Dade Police on a charge of robbery according to a statement from URI.

This is Holton’s second arrest this week.

Listed as a freshman student earlier this week, Holton is no longer registered at the University.

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Council, Clam Jammers reach agreement

March 28, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council held a Show-Cause hearing Monday evening to address multiple liquor license violations committed by Clam Jammers, a restaurant and bar at 294 Great Island Road in Galilee. Owner Paul Troxell was on hand to accept an agreement reached after a number of consultations with Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie and Narragansett Fire Marshal James Given.

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President Dooley addresses rising tuition costs at URI

March 28, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley is not thinking about the new men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley or the state investigation into the Institute for International Sport. His main thought is how tuition costs are rising – a factor he blames on declining state support.

“The costs are shifting from taxpayers in the state to families – a much smaller base,” Dooley states.

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March 28, 2012

In today's paper, we have the Narragansett Town Council's decision to suspend the liquor license of Clam Jammers for seven days.

In marina news, he Rhode Island State Senate passed a resolution last week requesting the state to work with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to develop better regulations regarding pair trawling in state waters.

In URI news, 38 faculty and staff out of 246 eligible employees from the URI accepted the retirement incentive plan, which means officials have to come up with new ways to close the $2.64 million budget hole for next year.

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Municipal plan unlikely to impact Narragansett

March 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Governor Lincoln Chafee’s recently introduced legislative package to assist financially ailing municipalities may not have as much applicability to Narragansett, said Town Manager Grady Miller on Monday.

“I did a preliminary look, but we are still evaluating right now and waiting for additional analysis from the League of Rhode Island Cities and Towns,” said Miller. “The league does legislative analysis and shares that with cities and towns. They lobby on behalf of [municipalities] before the State legislature and legislative committees as well.”

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CRMC to hold April 10 meeting on town’s Matunuck erosion plan

March 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has set the date- April 10 - to hear what the public thinks about the town’s plan to erect a sheet pile wall along Matunuck Beach Road to prevent ongoing erosion.

Town Manager Stephen Alfred reported Tuesday morning that the town council will meet with the CRMC at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus in the Corless Auditorium for a public hearing.

The announcement comes after Alfred insisted the CRMC schedule a public hearing for two plans that have been pending since last fall.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 23, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the meeting with SK school officials and Broad Rock parents and how many questions went unanswered concerning the gas-like odor.

We also have inside stories on the politics of South Kingstown and what the town council plans to do to restore decorum.

Last week, the Governor proposed a 14 piece legislation to reform pensions for cities and towns. The plan will have little impact on Narragansett, which is part of the non-MERS plan.

In sports, we have full coverage of new URI men's basketball coach, Dan Hurley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preliminary budget passes; tempers flare at SK Town Hall

March 21, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council approved the preliminary budget for FY 2012-2013 with two amendments – a $7,000 tax appropriation to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and a $500 increase to the Washington County Regional Planning Council.
To balance the $89 million budget, the town council also increased the fund for payment-in-lieu-of-taxes from $227,206 to $234,706, an amount equal to the two changes.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 21, 2012

In today's paper, we have the stories of two town council meetings that went array. In Narragansett, Town Council President Glenna Hagopian accuses the town manager of wrong doing. In South Kingstown, Democratic town committee chairman Brendon Fogarty gets into an argument with resident Jonathan Daly Labelle, causing a five minute recess.

We also have the plans from the South County Regatta Committee who will have a 12 meter yacht race off of Narragansett Pier on June 21.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tension, distrust boiling over for SK schools

March 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Accusations from teachers and taxpayers that Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow is controlling the school committee hung in the air Tuesday night.

“It’s hard not to consider the superintendent doesn’t have an agenda of her own, who’s interest is not the education of students in South Kingstown but to serve out her contract and to lay out the foundation for another job elsewhere,” Stephen Burke, a South Kingstown resident said.

The school committee defended Stringfellow, whom they hired in 2009.

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