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Archive - Nov 2011

November 25th

Pension reform draws mixed reaction locally

November 26, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a months-long struggle for pension reform in Rhode Island seemingly came to an end last week, area union leaders have just four words in response to the passing of the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act:
“We'll see you in court”.
Despite objections, however, Governor Lincoln Chafee feels positive about the legislation as a way of getting the state’s fiscal areas in order.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals speak out on bike shop relocation

November 25, 2011

NARRAGANSETT — A large group of community members gathered at the town hall on Monday evening to voice their stance regarding the proposed relocation of Narragansett Bikes to 922 Boston Neck Road. The property, currently owned by Raymond J. Giusti, has been the topic of scrutiny over the past months because of the zoning issues which have been brought to the attention of the Planning Board and town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small business Saturday encourages local shopping

November 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – This Saturday rather than head out to the big chain stores in the commercial malls, a national movement sparked last year by American Express is promoting shoppers to shop locally at small businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 25, 2011

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council hears from Narragansett Bikes, who have entered upon a sales agreement to purchase the approximately 60,000 square foot property at 922 Boston Neck Road. Yet, the site is currently identified on the town’s Land-Use and Zoning Map as low-density residential.

We also have stories on what local businesses are doing to prepare for Small Business Saturday, which promotes consumers to shop small and local.

The Town of South Kingstown has also completed its public comment period on how to make the town more healthy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Blue Ribbon award a major win

November 25, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Monday was a special day at the award-winning Hope Valley Elementary School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 24th

Her life-saving journey is a cause for thanksgiving

November 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH – Six years ago, Safiatu Bah lived in the town of Kabala in Sierra Leone and she was dying.
Diagnosed with a hole in her heart and two leaky valves, she had little chance of survival because her African nation lacked the equipment and facilities to provide life-saving surgery.
Here in America, a world away, congregants of the North Kingstown United Methodist Church learned of her plight through members Daniel and Dorcas Kamanda, serving as missionaries in Sierra Leone.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New location for food pantry: bigger and better

November 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A long line formed in the cold and wet weather outside the door at 805 Alton Carolina Road on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, as it has most Wednesday and Thursday mornings this fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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