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Town wants public input on LED signs in Wakefield

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The community will now have the opportunity to turn the lights on or off on LED signs in the Wakefield commercial district.
The town council was preparing to make its final decision on whether businesses can advertise using LED electronic, message board signs on Feb. 23. After the recommendation of the Planning Board, that decision will be put off until Aug. 27 to allow for public input.

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Pier students compete in First Lego League

January 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The students gathered, ready to have their Lego creations adjudicated. Hundreds of students from schools all over the state, including Narragansett Pier School, met at Roger Williams University on Saturday, January 14, to participate in the First Lego League tournament, a contest which aims to develop students’ teamwork and problem-solving skills at an age when it is critical.

“There were 400 students there and our students did very well,” said NPS Assistant Principal Marianne Kirby. “They were excited and pleased.”

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Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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SRICC granted tax exemption on building

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – During Monday’s Town Council meeting, The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce was granted a $7,000 tax exemption for this year on its building located at 230 Old Tower Hill Road with a 3-2 splintered council vote cast amidst rising tempers.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 25, 2012

In today's paper, we have the result of the contentious South Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night in which the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce was granted a $7,000 tax exemption in place of their tax appropriation from the town.

On Saturday, Rep. Watson of East Greenwich was charged a second time with marijuana possession after South Kingstown Police found his car stuck in the snow with a flat tire.

We also have the results of the First Lego League of RI from last week after Narragansett Pier students competed.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Rep. Watson arrested second time for marijuana charges, swears at SK police

January 23, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Over the weekend, police arrested former state Minority Leader Rep. Robert Watson (R- Dist. 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) for possession of marijuana, his second offense in less than a year after police discovered an open Natural Ice beer can, two Corona Extra beer bottles, and a pipe and small plastic bag containing traces of marijuana in his vehicle.

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American Mussel Harvesters help drive economy

January 20, 2012

QUONSET — Greg Silkes, Logistics Manager & Sales Team Member at American Mussel Harvesters, Inc., remembers asking one of his clients in Nebraska why he sold seafood in Nebraska, the middle of nowhere. The son of Bill Silkes, owner of American Mussel Harvesters, Greg has grown up around the ocean and seen the benefits of locally grown and caught seafood, but wondered how someone from the windswept Great Plains region could enjoy quality product lifted from an ocean so far away.

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SRI Chamber wins name change lawsuit

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern ruled against the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island in their request for a temporary injunction on Wednesday. The action was aimed to prevent South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce from changing its name to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (SRICC), which it had enacted on July 25, 2011.

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Zoning Board hears Phil’s plans for renovations

January 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The owners of Phil’s Kitchen are seeking three special use permits to expand its liquor license to full service alcohol, expand service to a roof top deck that would lead to the proposed space for the Contemporary Theater Company and a variance from parking requirements.

The proposed changes are part of Phil’s owners Kenneth and Carl Tetzners’ plans to renovate the block. The property at 325 Main Street includes Phil’s Restaurant, the former Kiddie Kloset and the site behind the restaurant, where the theater plans to move into.

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January 20, 2012

This week Judge Stern ruled that Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce can keep its name after the United Chambers of Commerce filed a suit in December, believing that the name change was a hostile act.

On Wednesday, the South Kingstown Zoning Board vetted the plans for Phil's Restaurant in downtown Wakefield to renovate the business, which includes bringing the Contemporary Theater Company next door, adding a roof top deck and full alcohol service.

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