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RI adjusts wind farm area

February 29, 2012

PROVIDENCE—A number of state officials met at the Save the Bay building on upper Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon to announce the removal of Cox’s Ledge from the area of consideration for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind project. Cox’s Ledge, a popular spot for Rhode Island commercial fishermen, was taken out of the proposed ‘Wind Energy Area’ (WEA), preventing the construction of wind turbines in an environment which is vital to the commercial fishing industry.

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February 29, 2012

In today's paper find out why the South Kingstown Town Council extended the ban on LED lights to August.

We also have the story on last Friday's Save the Bay meeting in which Cox’s Ledge was removed from consideration for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind project.

Also, find out about the Sunday morning fire that fire broke out in the engine room on the F/V Tradition in Galilee. Narragansett Fire Marshal James Given ruled the fire accidental, and no injuries were reported.

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URI, DEM monitor duck habitats at proposed wind farm site

February 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Scientists from both the University of Rhode Island and Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have teamed up to monitor the habitats of sea ducks which may be affected by the wind farm being developed off of Block Island. Both groups, along with a number of other agencies, have implanted satellite transmitters in sea ducks which will monitor their movements and help scientists understand the locations where they live and sustain most frequently.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett School Committee hashes out proposed charter changes

February 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The School Committee discussed the proposed charter changes last Wednesday evening which directly impact the school system and its employees. At the upcoming Feb. 27 public hearing, which will be held during the regular town council meeting, amendments regarding school committee size and the term service for members will be presented.

School Committee member Diane Nobles provided a summary of the proposed changes last Wednesday evening, including alterations to the physical structure of the charter amendments as they are seen on the page itself.

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Locals submit variety of bills at deadline

February 24, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Just in time for the ticking Thursday, Feb. 16 deadline, South County legislators have submitted a multitude of bills this year, varying from eliminating unfunded state mandates to banning texting while driving and training a skilled workforce.

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Wright named Parks and Recreation Director

February 24, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Beach Superintendent Steven Wright has been named as interim Parks and Recreation Director by Town Manager Grady Miller, temporarily filling a position which has been unfilled on an official basis since the former director, Barry Fontaine, was fired last June. Wright, elected by the town council in May 2011 as Beach Superintendent, has presided over beach operations and helped to direct the clean-up efforts after Tropical Storm Irene hit at the end of last August.

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February 24, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the state police investigation on the Institute for International Sport at the URI campus.

After last week's deadline to submit bills, we have what local legislators submitted this year.

On Wednesday, the Narragansett Economic Development Committee discussed plans to bring events surrounding the America’s Cup this July into town.

All that and much more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Philbrick to be charged with DUI, death resulting

February 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN— Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, the driver of a motor vehicle which crashed and took the life of a South Kingstown female last week, will be charged by South Kingstown Police Department. Erica Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, died last Wednesday when the vehicle operated by Philbrick crashed into a tree on Torrey Road.

“We have a warrant for his arrest,” said SKPD Captain Jeffery Allen. “There will be two charges, driving under the influence, death resulting, and driving to endanger, resulting in death.”

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URI will postpone efforts on Doyle case until State Police investigation complete

February 22, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The University of Rhode Island, after announcing that it would conduct an independent examination of Daniel L. Doyle’s unpaid debt to the university, has decided to postpone its efforts until the State Police have completed their investigation.

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February 22, 2012

In today's paper, find out what South Kingstown Police will charge Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, the driver of a motor vehicle which crashed and took the life of a South Kingstown female last week after they issued an arrest warrant.

Last week, the Fall 2011 NECAP results were released. Find out how well South Kingstown students improved.

We also have the story on last week's town council work session on the methods behind the LED signs

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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