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March 1st, 2012

Rep. Watson pleads 'no contest' for marijuana possession

March 1, 2012

WAKEFIELD — State Rep. Robert A. Watson of East Greenwich pleaded no contest this afternoon to a charge of possession of marijuana in connection with his Jan. 21 arrest by South Kingstown police.

Fourth District Court Associate Justice Mary E. McCaffrey ordered the case filed for one year, and Watson to pay $200 to the state's crime victims assistance fund in addition to court costs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wakefield all lit up over LED signs

March 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to reach public consensus on the hotly debated issue of LED signs, the town council approved extending the expiration date of the sign ordinance to Aug. 27 to allow for the Planning Board to conduct a series of community meetings to reach a decision that fits within the town’s comprehensive plan.

The decision Monday night is the third time in two years the planning board’s deadline to provide a recommendation on whether LED signs should be permitted in the commercial highway district on Old Tower Hill Road was extended.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Obama budget could nix Carcieri decision

March 1, 2012

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the fiscal year of 2013 includes language that could have an immediate and direct impact on Charlestown, and would essentially overturn a court decision that originated right here in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 1, 2012

Quonset has long been considered one of the economic bright spots of Rhode Island and, this week, Governor Lincoln Chafee was on hand to share news that the Port of Davisville has now been ranked the seventh-largest importer of automobiles in the country.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you all the information on that milestone achievement for Davisville and update you on a wide variety of school and town issues, including the recently-released audit of the town's 2011 Fiscal Year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Message regarding our email...

February 29, 2012

The East Greenwich Pendulum is currently going through a little transition with our new email account, pendulum@ricentral.com, still working out the kinks with it.

In the meantime, any press releases or letters to the editor that would be of the attention of The Pendulum, please send them to either jbessette@ricentral.com or to eastgreenwichpendulum@gmail.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Leaders weigh in on legislative grants

February 29, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The scandal surrounding the Institute for International Sport has shined a light on the legislative grant program that provided the $575,000 missing grant to the nonprofit, renewing an age-old debate on its merits among local legislators and state leaders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI adjusts wind farm area

February 29, 2012

PROVIDENCE—A number of state officials met at the Save the Bay building on upper Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon to announce the removal of Cox’s Ledge from the area of consideration for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind project. Cox’s Ledge, a popular spot for Rhode Island commercial fishermen, was taken out of the proposed ‘Wind Energy Area’ (WEA), preventing the construction of wind turbines in an environment which is vital to the commercial fishing industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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