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Town approves noise ordinance amendment

February 8, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The town council approved an amendment on Monday evening which changes the town’s noise ordinance to account for auditory disturbances caused by motorcycles. Narragansett Police Department has found it increasingly difficult to enforce noise created by illegal exhaust systems on motorcycles which drive through public, tourist-driven areas of town, such as Ocean Road and along the sea wall.

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February 8, 2012

Motorcycle drivers will no longer be able to roar their engines in Narragansett after the town council approved an amendment to the town's noise ordinance account for auditory disturbances caused by motorcycles with illegal exhaust systems.

In today's paper, we also have a story on the first Galilee Task Force held last Tuesday to take local fishing concerns to the state level.

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$216,000 more in state aid coming to South Kingstown

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown schools will be receiving $216,000 more in state aid than originally anticipated after Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed his FY 2013 budget that aims to increase support to local schools in light of the budget strains facing cities and towns.
According to the governor’s budget, South Kingstown is allocated $8.51 million more, which amounts to a $216,768 increase.

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URI International Engineering Program wins innovation award

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Raena Morley, a Chemical Engineering and French student in the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program (IEP), spent her summer unlike most students, working as in intern for Toray Plastics’ offices in Lyon, France. The experience is one which many IEP students hold, and Morley, who will graduate in 2012, is grateful that she can blend two opposite interests into one track of study.

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Chafee vows this is 'the year of cities and towns'

February 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE – An increase to the state’s cigarette tax, restaurant and beverage sales tax and a new seven percent sales tax expansion are some of what Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed Tuesday night in his $7.9 billion budget plan to close the projected $125 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year that begins July 1.

In total, Chafee’s proposed budget to the General Assembly includes $87.7 million in tax hikes with much of it devoted to saving ailing municipalities.

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SK man faces nine felony counts

February 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On Monday, January 30 at 9:11 p.m., David D. Walmsley, 23, of 159 Alder Road, was arrested by South Kingstown Police on nine felony counts, including possession/manufacturing of marijuana and possession of Schedule II-IV drugs.

Probation/Parole Officers Greg Williams and Laura Bard responded to 159 Alder Road to check in on another probationer when they observed a bright yellow light coming from the basement window. Upon further inspection, Officers Williams and Bard saw several potted marijuana plants, and called SKPD.

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February 3, 2012

Tuesday night Governor Chafee proposed his budget plan to the General Assembly. In today's paper we have what the local South County delegation feel about his tax hikes and tax cuts.

Following the governor's proposal, South Kingstown schools found out they will recieve $216,000 more in state aid this year. We also have what Narragansett Pier leaders think about Chafee's proposed tax on luxary items.

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Pier water rate inreases are inevitable

February 1, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The town council met with Town Engineer Jeffry Ceasrine Monday evening to discuss the newly completed water and sewer rate study, which proposes rate increases for usage in the future. Douglas W. Gardner, President of Pioneer Consulting Group, Inc., presented his findings about the long-term sustainability of the Water and Sewer Funds, as well as providing recommendations to strengthen the finances of the town.

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Foremans one step closer in fight to reform good time law

February 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Foremans accomplished one more hurdle in their fight to reform Rhode Island’s good time law when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the “good time bill” introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski last week.

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SKLT seeks donations to purchase Bud Browning Farm

February 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) is stepping up its fundraising efforts as the deadline to raise $125,000 to purchase the land they have waited six years to purchase at the Bud Browning Farm at 1176 Post Road.

As of early January, the South Kingstown Land Trust, the 501(c)3 nonprofit designated for the conservation and protection of natural resources and open spaces in town has raised just over $45,000 for the purchase of the conservation easement on the farmland. Yet, the land trust needs an additional $80,000 from private funds by March 31 to secure the deal.

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