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March 7, 2012

In today's paper, we have the start of the first budget workshops in South Kingstown, where Town Manager Stephen Alfred proposed no new tax increases.

In Narragansett, we have the story on how the Coast Guard changed their local response to incidents on the sea and how it affects the fishermen.

In sports, the headline story is how the University of Rhode Island Coach Jim Baron has been realeased from the remaining two years of his contract as Rams head basketball coach.

Inside, we have the story on how convicted killer Michael Woodmansee is being allowed to vote.

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Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee to cast his vote

March 6, 2012

CRANSTON – After submitting voter registration forms last month, convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee will be allowed to cast his vote in the April 24 primary as a democrat despite being locked up in the state mental institution.

The news, reported by ABC 6 News last night, has raised the question on whether those incarcerated, voluntarily or not, should have the right to vote.

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Town holds first reading on response costs ordinance

March 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously to pass a first reading for amendments to the response costs ordinance which has been scrutinized in recent months by both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local residents. The ordinance, passed in December, allows police officers to assess additional charges to responsible parties when responding to a disturbance, namely college and summer parties.

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Union up in arms over firings

March 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At 10 Sunday morning three untenured special education teachers found out their jobs had been terminated. Two days later on Tuesday night, National Education Association – South Kingstown filled the West Kingston Elementary School auditorium to defend them.
Wearing their trademark bulls-eye t-shirts and holding bright pink signs denouncing bullying, the union showing took the thunder away from what was originally planned as a school committee workshop session on the state’s common core standards.

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A leap into the world

March 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Pope Paul III, famous Montreal Canadien Henri ‘The Pocket Rocket’ Richard, and rapper Ja Rule have all come into the world on leap days, and now little Grace Mitchell of East Greenwich joins them. Mitchell is the first-born leap baby at South County Hospital in 2012, and her parents are overjoyed that their daughter has come on such a unique day.

“It is exciting and doesn’t come very often,” said Jennifer Mitchell, Grace’s mother. “She came on actual due date and I wasn’t sure she’s be on time, but she was ready.”

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 2, 2012

In this week's paper, we have a story on how NEA-SK filled the West Kingstown Elementary School cafeteria during Tuesday's school committee to defend three teachers who were fired.

We also have the story of this year's Leap Year baby at South County Hospital and the report on how Executive Director of the Institute of International Sport purchased property in North Carolina while he received grant money from the state.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Wakefield all lit up over LED signs

March 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to reach public consensus on the hotly debated issue of LED signs, the town council approved extending the expiration date of the sign ordinance to Aug. 27 to allow for the Planning Board to conduct a series of community meetings to reach a decision that fits within the town’s comprehensive plan.

The decision Monday night is the third time in two years the planning board’s deadline to provide a recommendation on whether LED signs should be permitted in the commercial highway district on Old Tower Hill Road was extended.

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Leaders weigh in on legislative grants

February 29, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The scandal surrounding the Institute for International Sport has shined a light on the legislative grant program that provided the $575,000 missing grant to the nonprofit, renewing an age-old debate on its merits among local legislators and state leaders.

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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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Preview today's Narragansett Times

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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