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UUCSC carries on with Rev. Judy Smith-Valley at the helm

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County is taking advantage of its current lack of a permanent minister and using the time to look inward and reflect on the congregation’s goals.

Board President Steve Harrison explains, “While this is not easy, I believe we are using this time wisely to examine who we are and what we can do to leave the world a little better than we found it. This is especially important as we embark on a search for our next settled minister who will have the skills to help us fulfill our purpose.”

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Rumbling over flags at Dillon Rotary

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Armenian flag will fly at the Narragansett rotary until Saturday to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

The Armenian National Committee of America requests that the flag be flown in honor of those killed in the atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide. Roughly 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman Empire, which is often acknowledged as one of the first modern genocides.

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URI to host 15th annual Hempfest this weekend in Kingston

April 24, 2014

KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will host the 15th annual Hempfest music festival this Saturday.

The event, held at URI, will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and is aimed at creating awareness around marijuana policy in Rhode Island.

“This is a huge year for Rhode Island in terms of marijuana policy,” said Emily Cotter, treasurer of the URI chapter of SSDP.

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Wakefield resident to hold book signing tonight

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Wakefield resident Patricia Hinkley is launching her book, “Claiming Space – Finding Stillness that Inspires Action,” in Rhode Island today at Food for Thought.

“It’s basically about taking time for yourself and stepping back so that you can get a sense of what’s going on in you and take actions that are healthy for you and enhance your well-being,” Hinkley said Wednesday.

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The jury is still out on regulation of electronic cigarettes

April 24, 2014

The introduction of legislation in the state that would place an 80 percent excise tax and restrict shipping on and of electronic cigarettes has quickly placed the devices and nicotine-infused liquids in the public spotlight once more.

Standing away from the spotlight and behind the products that he produces and sells in Rhode Island is Darin Tripoli, owner and operator of Sunshine Vape in Warwick. Tripoli has frequented the state house since the hearings on the proposed tax began, a tax that he says would cripple his new business and force him into Massachusetts.

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New business specializes in ‘green’ take out containers

April 24, 2014

Narragansett resident Thomas Wright is one of two Rhode Island men who have founded AGREENOZZI, a company which created a new system that eliminates traditional take-out food containers, replacing them with sustainable, reusable containers.

Wright, CEO of AGREENOZZI, and Founder William Andreozzi of Greenville, launched their new business this week in conjunction with Earth Day.

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Wakefield businesses robbed and vandalized

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Two break-ins in town, one at The Breakfast Nook II and the other at Food For Thought, have left police in an ongoing investigation to recover more than $7,800 in damages and thefts.

Police suspect that the buildings, in the same plaza and owned by the same person, were broken into on Monday night between 10:30 and 11 p.m.

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Jonnycake Center celebrates 40 years of community service

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Jonnycake Center has been celebrating its 40th anniversary all through 2013, culminating in an open house and public celebration at the center on Tuesday night.

It has been 40 years since a 1974 Narragansett Times article about the plight of a South Kingstown widow who was living off of $1.25 a week after rent, utilities and gas spurred the creation of the center that calls the Peace Dale Rotary home.

“The article sparked community outrage and action,” said Lisa Wright, deputy director and development officer at the Jonnycake Center.

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Former Narragansett employee pleads no contest to stealing fuel from the town

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Former Narragansett Parks and Recreation employee Raymond P. Beaudry was terminated last week following a no contest plea in Fourth District Court.

Beaudry, 58, of 51 Oak Ridge Road, Charlestown, pleaded no contest to one count of larceny under $1,500. Judge Joseph P. Ippolito Jr. assessed Beaudry a $500 fine plus court costs and ordered him to pay restitution to the town.

Beaudry was accused of stealing about $86.82 worth of diesel fuel from the town.

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Planning board approves subdivision at site of driving range

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The planning board voted 4-1 last week to approve a three-lot minor commercial subdivision at 1141 Boston Neck Road, the former site of the Narragansett Driving Range.

The planning board, with the exception of Chair Terence Fleming, approved the proposed subdivision with several conditions. At that same meeting, the planning board held a site review for Cumberland Farms, one of the businesses proposed to be located at the Boston Neck Road site.

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