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No apologies from SK Councilman

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council meeting was caught in a stalemate Monday night as union leaders repeatedly asked for apologies from Councilman Jim O’Neill, who remained steadfast in his silent refusal to give into what they wanted.

“I spoke at the last town council meeting. I expect an apology for the way I was treated and comments I received from a certain town council member,” Deborah Bergner, resident and member of the Democratic Town Committee said. “I was using my right as a citizen and taxpayer and was treated poorly.”

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Unfinished business at Institute for Sport

February 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Auditor General Dennis E. Hoyle released his audit report on Daniel E. Doyle, Jr.’s failure to repay funds to the both the University of Rhode Island and the state. Doyle, who has served at the Executive Director for the Institute of International Sport at URI since 1986, was audited after concerns were expressed to the Auditor General’s office about the unfinished state of the institute’s residential and coaching center, for which a state grant of $575,000 was given in 2007.

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February 16, 2012

This week, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the pre-school to South Road School, a switch from last year's plans.

Also, we have the story on how the state police are investigating the unfinished payments of the Institute for Sports to the University of Rhode Island. This week, it was reported the Institute packed up and left town.

After the governor proposed a two-percent hike in the meals tax, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association began a campaign against the proposal. This week they met South County restaurant owners at the Mews Tavern.

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SCH says farewell to Molly the Therapy Dog

February 16, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –As Molly the Therapy Dog walked across the halls of South County Hospital, she lit the faces of hundreds of patients and stole the hearts of all she knew.

Twice a week Molly, wearing her red therapy dog vest, would visit the hospital to brighten the day of patients and staff. Over the years, Molly made a total of 925 visits, a record set by Therapy Dog International.

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Accident on Torrey Road claims one victim

February 16, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—A motor vehicle accident which occurred early Wednesday morning has claimed the life of its rear seat passenger. Erica L. Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday. Two other persons were involved in the accident, the driver Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, and Rebecca Scott, 29, of 12 Lily Lane, Narragansett.

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February 15, 2012

In today's paper, Narragansett Recreation discuss the future of the athletic fields and Clarke Road facilities.

At Monday's South Kingstown meeting, it was part two of an argument between councilors and union leaders, who requested apologies from council members after last meeting's conduct.

We also have the story on Molly the Therapy Dog who created such comfort for patients at South County Hospital.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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House Judiciary Committee stalls on ‘good time law’ reform

February 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE – For the second time the House Judiciary Committee has stalled on reforming Rhode Island’s good time law.

In an overflowing hearing room at the State House Wednesday night, where opponents of the bill feared its unconstitutionality and victims of heinous criminals pleaded for the bill’s passage, the nine present representatives on the committee decided to hold their vote for further study until April 2 when the Criminal Justice Oversight Commission has their say on the bill to reform good time law in Rhode Island.

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Restaurant owners sound off on proposed tax

February 10, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After last year’s rate hike in beach parking fees, Governor Lincoln Chafee’s proposed two percent hike in the meals and beverage tax has added fuel to the fire for the tourism industry along with restaurants who are rallying in opposition against the governor’s tax and spending plan.

Last Tuesday during his State of the State address, the governor proposed an $88 million increase in taxes, including the meals tax, the cigarette tax, sales tax and license fees in his $7.9 billion FY 2013 budget.

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February 10, 2012

A week after Governor Chafee proposed increasing the meals tax from eight percent to 10 percent, restaurants owners across South Kingstown and Narragansett sound off.

This week University of Rhode Island students began springing up their own occupy movement.

The attorneys for Village Liquors and town of South Kingstown also filed their briefs this week on why or why not fifth liquor license exists.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Welcome House celebrates 25 years

February 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Twenty-five years ago the homeless population in South County travelled from church to church in Wakefield, hoping for a warm meal, a warm bed and a warm welcome until the community found them a home at the Welcome House.

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