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URI faculty, students examine affordability

January 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Current and former University of Rhode Island faculty and students, and also members of the general public gathered Tuesday evening to present their views on the affordability and accessibility of higher education to the House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island. The commission, led by state Representative Frank Ferri (D-Dist.

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January 27, 2012

In today's paper, we have a special series in remembrance of former Gov. Garrahy.

We also have the story on Tuesday's state House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island and what students and alumni think.

This week the South Kingstown Town Council also decided to send letters to Election Data Services, the company hired to redistrict Rhode Island, Gov. Chafee and the General Assembly, calling for the South County Senate Districts to be revised.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy passes away

January 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Former Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, 81, died Tuesday due to heart disease in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Garrahy has put on many faces during his tenure as a public figure in Rhode Island, from a beer salesman to Lieutenant Governor to the man in charge at the State House, but one always remained the same; his humility and candidness with others.

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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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