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April 9th, 2014

South County Museum gets 25-year lease approved

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a lengthy discussion, the council unanimously approved a 25-year lease for the South County Museum, with an option to renew for an additional 25 years.

Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright said the museum has been operating on leased property within Canonchet Farm since 1985. The museum’s prior lease expired in 2010.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council won’t allow Friday entertainment at BSBC

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council voted to deny Bonnet Shores Beach Club’s application to lift its Friday night entertainment restriction.

The beach club applied to the council to amend its liquor license by amending the restriction on entertainment that is allowed.

Presently, the club is only permitted to have outdoor entertainment on Saturday until midnight and on Sunday until 9 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Campus Cinema broken into, items stolen

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Last Wednesday, a subject unknown to police, broke into the now defunct Campus Theater at 17 Columbia St. in Wakefield and stole four ounces of medical marijuana waste that was on the premises, along with a 65-inch television, an Xbox 360, a safe consisting of private patient medical records and approximately $200 in U.S. Coins.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKPD Officer Evan Johnson gets 3rd Class Commendation

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Officer Evan Johnson of the South Kingstown Police Department received a 3rd Class Commendation from the chief for his part in saving a man from a suicide attempt in Clock Tower Plaza.

According to the commendation written by Chief Vincent Vespia, Johnson was on routine patrol of Kingstown Road when he observed a vehicle backed into a parking space in the empty lot. Upon approach of the vehicle, Johnson came across an intoxicated male driver who could not explain how he got there or what state he was in.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier council denies offer for free trees

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council denied the South County Garden Club’s offer to provide, at no cost to the town, all trees, shrubs and an irrigation system for Gazebo Park.

The council voted 2-2 Monday, with Councilors Glenna Hagopian and Matthew Mannix opposed, meaning that the motion to approve the offer failed.

Council President James Callaghan was absent.

The original Arborvitae trees in Gazebo Park were planted in 1993, according to Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SAMP: getting out of response recovery rut

April 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - At the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) meeting on Friday night, several speakers discussed local options that could be employed to battle coastal erosion and climate change.

More than 50 people were in attendance at the meeting, including South Kingstown Director of Planning Vincent Murray, Charlestown Town Council President Thomas Gentz, Ivy Misna from the EPA, James Freedman and Laura Dwyer of the CRMC and Little Compton Town Councilor Gary Mataronas.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local businesses devastated by fire

April 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Firefighters from the Narragansett Fire Department, Union Fire District and the North Kingstown Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire off South Ferry Road Saturday afternoon.

Narragansett Fire Chief Scott Partington said officials were called to 80 Dean Knauss Drive shortly after noon. He said a passerby called the fire department to report smoke coming out of the roof of the building and the alarm sounding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 4th

Career and Technical students fare well in contest

April 4, 2014

COVENTRY—Out of 11 students from the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School to secure a medal in the SkillsUSA state championship, three took home gold and will be traveling to the national competition in June.

This national organization provides educational experiences to technical high school and colleges students alike.

It looks to train them in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Social media privacy act protects personal info

April 4, 2014

STATE HOUSE – The term “social media” seems to stand in direct contradiction to any concept of privacy, but as concerns grow about federal government intrusion into personal information, more state legislatures are acting to protect the privacy of their residents’ digital information.

With unanimous House passage Wednesday of 2014-H 7124A, Rhode Island stands poised to join the growing list of states taking action to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of social media account holders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Supreme Court eliminates limits on election donations

April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court eliminated limits on how much money donors can give in total in one election season.

While the decision overturned the restriction that an individual donor could give up to $123,200 per election cycle in total to all candidates or committees, it left the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate during a two-year election cycle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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