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Three Narragansett residents arrested on drug charges

October 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Three Narragansett residents were arrested last week on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.

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Alternative Food Co-op moving to Kenyon Building

October 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Alternative Food Co-op has foregone the opportunity to expand into the soon-to-be vacated Marc One Coin Company building in favor of a more fiscally charming move across the street into the Kenyon Building.
The Co-op will be open in the new building Jan. 1 and has plans to offer public, inexpensive farm-to-table dinners in the front cafe area.
At an afternoon meeting on Sunday, members and friends of the Co-op met in the new location, the former home of Drift Surf Shop, to discuss the reasoning behind the move and the potentials that the new space has to offer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ARLSRI close to fundraising goal of $2 million

October 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI) is getting very close to their $2 million fundraising goal to complete the new shelter that has been under construction since late 2013.
As of Monday, the private non-profit had raised $1.4 million of their goal.
The new shelter, boasting energy-efficient heating and handicap accessibility, includes plans for a cat colony room, where the cats can stretch their legs and spend time together outside of their cages and large indoor dog kennels separated from the cat rooms by several walls.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI students, town officials meet

October 6, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light of the recurring student rental and partying issues around town, town manager Pam Nolan, councilwoman Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Chief of Police Dean Hoxsie, and Police Captain Scott Perrin attended a University of Rhode Island Student Senate meeting on Wednesday evening at the Kingston campus to establish a stronger dialogue between the university and town officials. Dean of Students Mary Jo Gonzales, who has been working with the town over the past several months, also attended to represent the university.

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House candidates from three districts join forum

October 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Three house districts were represented at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters Debate: District 34 (South Kingstown, Narragansett), currently represented by Teresa Tanzi and challenged by Republican Stephen Tetzner; District 35 (South Kingstown), which is challenged by Democrat Kathy Fogarty and Republican Lacey McGreevy and District 36 (Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly), currently represented by Donna Walsh and challenged by Independent Blake Filippi.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI may be missing out on millions in marijuana tax

October 6, 2014

A recent study by NerdWallet, an organization that provides financial advice to individuals and businesses, estimates that by taking no action on the vote to legalize marijuana in Rhode Island, the General Assembly may have missed out on more than $20 million in extra tax revenue for the state.
The number was calculated using data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - specifically, the numbers of people over 25 who use marijuana. A formula was then used to come up with a total of $20,271,018 in potential tax revenue from the legalization.

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RI may be missing out on millions in marijuana tax

October 3, 2014

A recent study by NerdWallet, an organization that provides financial advice to individuals and businesses, estimates that by taking no action on the vote to legalize marijuana in Rhode Island, the General Assembly may have missed out on more than $20 million in extra tax revenue for the state.
The number was calculated using data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - specifically, the numbers of people over 25 who use marijuana. A formula was then used to come up with a total of $20,271,018 in potential tax revenue from the legalization.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier EDC gives thumbs down to comp plan

October 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – At the regular meeting of the Economic Development Committee on Thursday evening, members demonstrated an almost unanimously negative view of the town’s comprehensive plan, a document which has been under a thorough revision process for the last 18 months.
Overall, members felt that some of the town’s major issues were not highlighted in the revised plan, and that the town’s goals to increase residents’ quality of life were largely overlooked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Elks Club accepting applications for scholarship

October 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship are currently being accepted by the Elks Clubs in Rhode Island, due Dec. 5.
The scholarship is available to any high school senior.
Students do not have to be related to a member of the Elks Club, but do have to be citizens of the United States on the date of submission. Permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students will compete separately on the merits of scholarship, leadership and financial need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Park N’ Ride bid rejected by SPC

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After a lengthy proposal process, the State Properties Committee ultimately rejected a proposal from the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation to purchase the Park N’ Ride at the corner of Routes 102 and 2. The approximately $72,000 sq. foot lot, which services a number of Rhode Islanders in Exeter and North Kingstown, has been vetted for sale by RIDOT to private companies for more than a year.

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