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May 9th, 2013

NK Town Council approves 2014 budget

May 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On the evening of Wednesday, May 1, the town council spent nearly three hours discussing potential reductions and the town’s financial stability moving forward into the next fiscal year. The council approved approximately $520,000 in cuts to the fiscal year 2014 proposed budget, which totals nearly $97.5 million, in order to make additional tax increases less burdensome on North Kingstown residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Seven Troop 1 Scouts soar as Eagles

May 9, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – An unprecedented seven Boy Scouts from Troop 1 were recognized May 4 with attaining Eagle Rank, scouting’s highest honor, in a warm, heartfelt ceremony at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Another SRO in hallways?

May 9, 2013

Chief Coyle recommends presence at other schools

EAST GREENWICH — Both the East Greenwich Town Council and the East Greenwich School Committee have commended the work of Student Resource Officer Steven Branch while stationed at East Greenwich High School on a regular basis.
So could the idea of a second student resource officer come to fruition within the coming year?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tourism the focus of South County Day

May 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE - People from around the state gathered in the halls of the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday, May 7, for the 21st annual “Celebrate South County Day.”
This event, organized by the South County Tourism Council, helps kick off National Tourism Week that happens every year and raises awareness of how important the travel and tourism industries are for the state’s economy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI preliminary report calls to arm campus police force

May 9, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island is calling to arm campus police after an April 4 report of an individual with a gun locked down the Kingston campus, according to a preliminary report on the incident.
The report, released Friday, identifies a series of improvements that “would enhance the readiness of the institution and its response to such incidents should they occur in the future.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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