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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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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hazard pre-school moving to South Road

February 21, 2012

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the Hazard pre-school program to the South Road School one year after voting to move it to Peace Dale.
While many teachers from the Hazard pre-school program spoke to the committee on the benefits of expanding the program, the school committee only decided to relocate the program, not expand it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM expanding Galilee parking

February 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking bids for the potential construction of parking garages in the Port of Galilee. Lots 96 and 117 have been identified for development, which will be leased by DEM to a builder after a competitive bid process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Phil’s has community support

February 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Green signs exclaiming ‘vote yes’ rattled throughout the town council chamber Wednesday night as the downtown Wakefield community poured into the town hall to support Phil’s Restaurant owners Carl and Kenneth Tetzner and the Contemporary Theater Company’s plans to revitalize Main Street. Despite the flood of support for the plans, the zoning board postponed their decision until Tuesday.

“I thought this would be the night we got an answer. We all did,” Carl Tetzner said after the board meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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