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January 13, 2012

In today's paper, we have a a story about how South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia Jr. was inducted into the first Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame after 52 years of serving, investigating organized crime as a state trooper and running the police department in South Kingstown.

It's budget crunching season. We have two stories on how Narragansett is planning their fiscal future. As the SK School Committee prepares its budget, members say they're ready to think about implementing Plan 29 for next year.

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Vespia named to first RI Criminal Justice Hall of Fame tonight

January 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After serving as a Rhode Island State Trooper for 21 years, leading investigations in the arrest of crime boss Raymond Patrairca and solving a 1970s murder by five former Coventry Police officers, South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia, Jr. was inducted into the inaugural Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame last night at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.

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Rhode Island Board of Governors discuss Dooley's retirement incentive program again

January 11, 2012

KINGSTON - The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education held their regular meeting on Monday evening, discussing a number of issues, including the newly proposed University Retirement Incentive Program (URIP) at the University of Rhode Island. Although no vote was taken for action, the plan will be discussed among many governmental parties, including the state Senate and the Governor’s office.

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Local officials, former candidates cited for failure to file finance reports

January 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Six South County elected officials or former candidates have been cited for failing to file campaign finance reports on time with some accruing thousands of dollars in fines for several years.

The latest quarterly report for December 2011 from the Rhode Island Board of Elections was released last week. According to the statistics, more than 200 current or former elected officials and candidates have failed to pay up, owing the state $1,191,175.

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January 11, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story of how the fishing vessel Elizabeth Helen capsized off the coast of Block Island. Coast Guard rescued the crew members Saturday on rafts.

This past Saturday the Matunuck commmunity banded together to get answers from the town of South Kingstown on what it is doing to prevent erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

We also have the follow-up story on University of Rhode Island's President David M. Dooley's plan to create a retirement incentive program to rebalance the university's goals.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Matunuck fights on until its last breath

January 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – There were joys of reunion this past Saturday afternoon in Matunuck, but in the midst of hugs and smiles the summer beach community had more serious business on their minds.

The MC Homeowners Association that makes up Carpenters Beach Meadows brought together the town council, town staff and the Matunuck property owners to filter through the rumors and get to the bottom of what the town is doing to prevent erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

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January 6, 2012

In today's paper, we have a story on an arrested and suspended Narragansett Police Officer who hit a state police vehicle while driving under the influence.

We also have the story on former Celtic Chris Herren's speech to South Kingstown High School student athletes to sway them from drug and alcohol use.

Inside today's paper, we also have what the Narragansett Planning Board thoughts on the town council’s recent decision to continue their deliberations of the proposed relocation of Narragansett Bikes to 922 Boston Neck Road.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Landscape architect scholars win RIASLA awards

January 5, 2012

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island is home to many scholars and researchers who have been recognized within their respective disciplines, and the department of Landscape Architecture is no different. Professor Richard Sheridan and students Jared Sell, Brayden Drypolcher and Brianna O’Connor were all awarded by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) for their research contributions to the profession.

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January 4, 2012

It's the start of the new year. While for some that means new resolutions and new changes, for local towns it means the start of the budget season. This week South Kingstown has two capital improvement program budget work sessions starting tonight. In today's paper, we have a preview story on what that CIP includes.

To break into 2012 and shake off this winter frost, the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) is starting a new Winter Lecture Series, in which local specialists on the history and natural environment will speak to the public.

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December 30, 2011

In today's Narragansett Times, we have an update on the pending litigation between South Kingstown and Village Liquors. The brief hearing dates have been set.

We also have the story of how state police arrested a retired URI finance employee who allegedly stole $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University.

To ring in the new year, we have a 1,600-word tribute to the tumultuous year that has just passed.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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