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Archive - Oct 2011

October 27th

Five games no problem for South

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Most girls volleyball coaches cringe at the thought of playing a fifth game.

Grant to fund new facility in Galilee

October 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council accepted a grant last week for the design and construction of a multi-jurisdictional port facility in Galilee. The grant, totaling $600,000, has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through their Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Red Ribbon Week promoting strong message

October 27, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Local students and public safety officials are making sure that Red Ribbon Week is not just nine days of building awareness of drug and alcohol issues and how to avoid them.

At last Thursday's Red Ribbon Week conference, sponsored by Citizens Who Care at the East Greenwich Police Station Community Room, both sides of the equation discussed the steps they're taking to battle the problem and make sure the town keeps the week's message in mind.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local restaurant granted expansion

October 27, 2011

The owner of a South County Trail seafood restaurant didn’t get the increased seating capacity she wanted from the Zoning Board of Review Tuesday night.

But she got what she needed to keep her in business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council supports pension reform

October 27, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — With the pension reform debate officially under way, the Town Council made its support for the cause official Monday night.

After tabling a support resolution last week while awaiting the unveiling of the plan, the council unanimously voted Monday to send a strongly-worded measure to state officials backing the legislation proposed by General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

For more on the story, check out the Oct. 27 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Downtown in clutches of an identity crisis

October 27, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Great Northeast Blizzard struck Rhode Island in February 1978, Wickford was truly a self-contained village.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local businessman gets the dirt on pension

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 2008, Larry Fish could sense the economy going south.

Two years later when General Treasurer Gina Raimondo promised to remake the state pension system that was dragging finances across cities and towns, Fish found hope in a dismal business climate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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