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North Kingstown man arrested for selling, delivering heroin

November 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A 21-year-old North Kingstown man was arrested last Thursday for selling, delivering heroin. Jeffrey Souza, 0f 7825 Post Road, Apt. 206, has been charged with one count each of sale/delivery of heroin, conspiracy, possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.
Souza, who operated with Narragansett resident William Ritzau, 42, was found selling heroin from the Budget Inn on Post Road in North Kingstown.

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Former CVS head Ryan donates $15 million to URI

November 22, 2013

KINGSTON—University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced on Thursday the donation of $15 million from former CVS/Caremark CEO Thomas M. Ryan and his wife, Cathy. The money which Ryan, a 1975 graduate from the pharmacy program at URI, has given will be used to establish a new research institute focused on studying neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.

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Go shell-fish!

November 22, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

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NK man arrested for child pornography

November 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In conjunction with Coventry Police Department, Rhode Island State Police officers arrested a North Kingstown man for possession of child pornography. Stephen Mulcahey, 41, of 15 Ranger Road, was apprehended last Thursday after an investigation through RISP’s Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

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Planning Commission approves TOS recommendation

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission approved its recommendation to the town council to make Comprehensive Plan amendments which would allow for the future creation of Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs). The commission has discussed at length over the past months the potential of such developments, centered on Wickford Junction train station, to create a future hub of pedestrian friendly residential and commercial area.

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Town submits memo to court

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last Friday, the Town of North Kingstown continued the legal process regarding its case against the firefighters union, submitting a memorandum of law to Superior Court Justice Brian Stern. The town had until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 to submit its briefs, while the union and State Labor Relations Board will have until Nov. 15 to submit responses.

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Wickford Elementary School receives historic tax credit

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to Town Manager Michael Embury, Stanley Weiss Associates, LLC, has been successful in obtaining a credit from the state’s renewed Historic Preservation Tax Credit (RIHPTC) in order to assist in renovations to the Wickford Elementary School property. Earlier this year, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to enter into a purchasing agreement with the Providence developer, who will transform the former school into a multi-use office/hotel space.

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A look inside Rhode Island’s prison system

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library in Narragansett Wednesday evening Roberta Richman, a 33-year employee at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections, spoke about the current climate and challenges facing the incarceration system, and why the state must look towards doing things differently.

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Stern sets briefing schedule for fire cases

October 25, 2013

WARWICK—On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued his briefing schedule to hear oral arguments regarding the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board’s (SLRB) petition to enforce its decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, which would award them approximately $2.5 million in lost wages. Stern, who was named earlier this month as the presiding justice over any litigation between the Town of North Kingstown, the SLRB and the firefighters, will also hear statements on the town’s appeal of the SLRB’s decision.

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Exeter recall vote to move forward

October 25, 2013

EXETER—Late last week, the town’s Board of Canvassers confirmed that the requisite 496 signatures were all Exeter residents, which sets in motion a recall of four town council members. This past June, a group of Exeter residents formed a petition committee in order to collect signatures from fellow residents in support of removing the Exeter Town Council members for their attempts to change the authority for concealed weapons permitting from the town clerk to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, among other issues.

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