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April 17th, 2014

Narragansett Town Council finding ways to trim budget

April 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council is looking to further trim the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 in an effort to reduce the expected 4 percent property tax increase.

The council is looking cut even more funding for capital projects, which took drastic cuts before the proposed budget even reached the council.

“Where else are we going to find the money,” said Council President Pro Tem Susan Cicilline-Buonanno. “We have to fund the ARC to 80 percent and keep the tax rate reasonable. What can we defer on capital for this budget cycle and see where we are for the next cycle?”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK couple to run Boston Marathon for Dana Farber team

April 17, 2014

South Kingstown residents Kirsten and Tim O’Neill will run the Boston Marathon this Monday as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team.

The rigorous training for a marathon is no easy challenge, but the O’Neills have had to overcome an additional hurdle: they are both cancer survivors.

In 2007, Kirsten was diagnosed with cancer. Three months later, her husband, Tim, was diagnosed with leukemia. Kirsten beat cancer and Tim is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia at Dana-Farber.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK resident files complaint against O’Neill

April 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Town councilor James O’Neill had a formal complaint filed against him on Wednesday by town resident Rachel Clough regarding allegations that he made threatening statements toward her at the town council meeting on Monday night.

After a heated discussion spearheaded by Clough on the decision by the town council to authorize a road race on Memorial Day, O’Neill was heard telling councilor Meg Healy that Clough is “lucky he didn’t hit her.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mariners sweep Shea, continue undefeated record

April 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Sometimes a little sunshine is all it takes to turn an afternoon around.

The Mariners tennis team hosted the team from Shea on Wednesday at Sprague Field. After a struggled 4-3 match win against North Smithfield on Monday, Narragansett was eager to take advantage of the improved weather and add to their win total.

In record time, the Mariners secured every one of seven matches against the Raiders, not to the surprise of coach, Russel Wyatt.

Chargers find groove against Pilgrim in second season win

April 17, 2014

WARWICK — It was a 180-degree difference of performance put out by the Chariho boys’ volleyball team on Tuesday night. Instead of a bested team struggling to find an offensive flow, the team was a collaborative unit, marked by strong blocks and fluid communication.

The Chargers traveled to Pilgrim High School to face a team with a record that wasn’t far off their own in 2013. After Tuesday’s match, the Patriots sunk to 1-4 and the Chargers took their second win to put them at 2-3 in the first month of the spring season. Not that it was a crushing win all the way through, but the Chariho team made the third game of the match look easy. But, in the end it was a sweep by the Chargers in the 3-0 final, made up of game scores 25-15, 25-23, and 25-7.

Another Skipper comeback

April 17, 2014

The eleventh hour Skippers strike again. The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team claimed another comeback win last week, this time against the visiting team from LaSalle. The teams faced off in Ryan Park on Thursday of last week in what looked like a sure thing for the Rams, but the Skippers had a few tricks up their sleeves.

NK spikers remain undefeated after convincing road win

April 17, 2014

WAKEFIELD–The fact that there was a significant home crowd at South Kingstown High School for Tuesday night’s matchup between SK and North Kingstown boys volleyball teams may have added to the feeling that the contest seemed closer then it actually turned out to be. The Skippers took the game with three identical 25-17 scores, pushing their record to 5-0, first in DI South, while the Rebels fell to 3-2.

Exeter man arrested for marijuana, firearm possession

April 17, 2014

EXETER—An Exeter man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 12 for cultivating over 14 marijuana plants, as well as possessing a number of firearms and cocaine. Todd A. Byers, 41, of 52 Mockingbird Drive, Exeter, was apprehended as a result of a request from the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to accompany them on a search of Byers’ residence, who has two children aged four and six.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire on King Street claims life

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Only a pile of charred wood and household materials remained Monday morning after a house on King Street was completely consumed by fire. At approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning, North Kingstown firefighters responded to the home at 25 King St., in which a person was found dead.

“Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed,” said Deputy Chief Scott Kettelle. “Firefighters surrounded the dwelling and worked to prevent the fire from spreading, which did spread to some vehicles near to the house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Weather washes out some local teams Tuesday

April 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - Mother Nature wasn’t really a big sports fan this past week.

A few scheduled matches slated to take place on Tuesday involving East Greenwich squads were washed out due to the rains that moved throughout the state.

The boys lacrosse team, which was fresh off of a home victory over Narragansett last week following the Avengers’ first league loss in close to three years, had its non-league road match against neighboring North Kingstown postponed. It is unknown when the match will be rescheduled.

 

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