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Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

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School committee presents $60 million budget

December 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The school committee presented its $60 million budget to the town council Monday night, highlighting three new programs that Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow hopes to launch in the upcoming school year: dual-language immersion, a 1:1 device program and a cost-sharing program that would assign a school resource police officer to Curtis Corner Middle School.

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CCMS parent says police presence does not create safer school environment

December 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The potential presence of a police officer at Curtis Corner Middle School brought Alicia Collins, parent of a Curtis Corner Middle School student, to address the school committee and town council at Monday night’s meeting on the state of the district’s handling of mental disorders.
She began by noting that it was the day after the second anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults.

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Council tables motion to award bid for Kinney Bungalow HVAC

December 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Chair of the Land Conservancy Trust Jill Lawler came before the Narragansett Town Council on Monday evening to request approval for awarding a bid for architectural and engineering services for the Kinney Bungalow HVAC project to Architectura, Inc. in the amount of $22,000. The council ultimately voted 4-1 to table the motion until the project could be discussed more in depth with members of the land trust group. President Pro-Tem Susan Cicilline-Buonanno was solely opposed.

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Two SK men arrested for shooting out windows

December 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - South Kingstown Police have arrested and charged a 27 year-old man and a 19 year-old man on 12 misdemeanor charges after they allegedly fired a BB gun from a car at several houses on Oak Street and the surrounding area, shattering four windows and a glass door.
Jerome Perry, of Woodruff Ave. and Tyler Perry-Hall, of Dobson Road, were each arrested on four charges of firing across a highway, four charges of firing in a compact area, and four charges of malicious injury to property - all misdemeanors.

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Council to wait and see on RhodeMap RI

December 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A resolution to the town council submitted by a member of the public brought nearly an hour of discussion on RhodeMap RI to the council chambers on Monday night, drawing comment from Town Manager Stephen Alfred, Director of Planning Vincent Murray and three members of the council.
The resolution, submitted by Martha Stamp, was written to postpone the Dec. 11 adoption of RhodeMap RI, a controversial economic development plan created by the state planning division.

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EDC gives favorable advisory opinion on proposed Alzheimer’s facility

December 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Economic Development Committee (EDC) was the last board to provide an advisory opinion to the planning board on the Alzheimer’s Care Facility proposed on the site of the former Larchwood Inn before the planning board took the reviews from the EDC, the historic district commission, and the conservation commission into account last night.
After a presentation of the project by the architect, Chris Mazzier, who once served on the South Kingstown EDC, and extensive discussion on the pros and cons, the committee rated the project mostly favorably.

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Situation improving with URI student rentals

December 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Ad Hoc Committee on URI Student Rental Problems held a regular meeting on Monday evening at Narragansett Town Hall to continue the discussion on solutions to quality of life issues caused by student rentals in the town. Town Manager Pam Nolan and Chief of Police Dean Hoxsie each explained that the situation has significantly improved since the Eastward Look riot in May of this year due to increased fines and police enforcement, but both agreed that there is more work to be done.

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Castrovillari steps down from planning board

December 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Leslie Castrovillari has resigned from the planning board after nearly six years of service.
Castrovillari cites changes in her lifestyle for her resignation, as she “can no longer provide the commitment required to properly serve the board.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the board,” she wrote in her letter of resignation.
This leaves only five members on the planning board during the widely-contested debate on razing of the Larchwood Inn.

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Fiore files $2 million claim against town of SK

December 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Roland Fiore has filed a $2 million property claim against the town that will most likely become a class-action, seven-count lawsuit to be heard in the new year.
The claim and the accompanying lawsuit allege that the town has created a stormwater drainage problem on Fiore’s property and the surrounding area.

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