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May 29th, 2013

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

May 24th

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

Open meetings law complaint rejected

May 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s Office issued its decision Monday regarding North Kingstown School Committee member William Mudge’s September 2012 complaint that his colleagues violated open meetings laws (OMA) when calling an Aug. 27, 2012 emergency meeting. The gathering to address committee members about the pending strike of the school’s Educational Support Union (NKESP), alleges Mudge, was unnecessary and a violation of the OMA, a point which the Attorney General’s Office’s rejects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DMS breaking and entering suspect caught

May 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The suspect observed breaking into Davisville Middle School last week was apprehended this past Friday after days of investigation by the North Kingstown Police Department. Joseph Scott Howell, 27, of 116 West Allenton Road, North Kingstown, was arrested after he was positively identified with surveillance cameras.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Finance Committee shares recommendations

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — June Fisher, the head of the East Greenwich School District Finance Committee, gave the School Committee a formal outline of recommendations regarding the 2014 fiscal budget process during the School Committee’s meeting Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.
The recommendations brought forth by Fisher on behalf of the Finance Committee were divided into two categories – budgeting process and budget planning – to which Fisher said are essential to the goal of developing and presenting a “well-vetted, logical and transparent budget.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Road race memorializes Tom Cavanagh

May 24, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – The Cavanagh family, people of faith, does not have to look very far for the signs.
At Thomas Cavanagh’s wake three years ago, two rainbows appeared in a frigid January sky, one inverted like a smile.
And on Saturday, the two winners of the inaugural Cavanagh Scholarship Run – male and female – each wore the Number 9, the former hockey great’s uniform number from his time on the ice in the American Hockey League and the number of siblings in the Cavanagh household.
Chance?
The family – Tom’s four brothers and four sisters – think not.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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