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Robbery defendant faces 35 years to serve for spree

October 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Michael Brooks, 50, pleaded no contest to four counts of first degree robbery for holding up and robbing four elderly women in towns across South County in August 2010. Brooks, whose last known address was 125 Knowlesway Extension, Narragansett, was brought before Superior Court Justice William Carnes and sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 as a maximum to serve.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board gets fired up

October 28, 2011

RICHMOND - An application for a special use permit that would allow the construction of a proposed shooting range on Kingstown Road was presented to the zoning board at a meeting on Monday night, Oct. 24. After three hours of testimonies from professional witnesses, little was decided, and the meeting was continued to Monday, Nov. 14.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four Chariho students injured in car crash

October 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Four Chariho High School students suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized following a single-car crash that took place on Carolina Back Road (Route 112) during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pension plan unveiled by state leaders

October 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE – A new hybrid plan that combines a traditional pension guarantee with a 401(K)-style plan, a suspension of cost-of-living increases for Rhode Island’s retired government workers for up to 19 years, and a higher retirement age up to 67 years old for current workers 51 years of age are what Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo propose will save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men rescued off Hazard rocks

October 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Narragansett Police and Fire Departments responded to a call of two men who slipped off of the rocks at Hazard Avenue on Saturday. NPD was first on the scene and observed the two men floating in the water 75 feet from the shore.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whitehouse hears URI students’ concerns on Pell Grants

October 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited the University of Rhode Island on Friday to listen to students’ concerns about further cuts to Pell Grant funding for the next school year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tribe sues over slot parlor vote

October 24, 2011

The Narragansett Indian Tribe has taken a legal course of action as a result of its displeasure with the R.I. General Assembly’s approving of a referendum question for the November 2012 ballot that would ask voters whether to allow the Twin River slot parlor in Lincoln to have blackjack and other traditional table games.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stump Dump case reaches home stretch

October 21, 2011

RICHMOND - A multi-year long case involving the town, the state and a businessman regarding the property he owns off Skunk Hill Road could very well be over by next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansetts attend "Carcieri fix" hearing

October 20, 2011

A Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing was held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 13, to consider and review the countrywide effects of the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar that found Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, did not have authority to take Narragansett Indian tribal land into federal trust.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Resident brings petition to town council

October 18, 2011

ALTON - The issue of public safety is not taken lightly by the people of Richmond.

Just ask Michael Pennacchia, resident of Bucknam Road in Alton. Pennacchia recently started a petition, signed by the vast majority of his neighbors, asking the town to do something that he believes will be the best interest of public safety in his quiet, rural neighborhood.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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