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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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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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