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NK voters shoot down McGinn turf installation

September 15, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In the months leading up to Tuesday’s special election on three bond questions relating to the installation of artificial turf at McGinn Park and the future of the former Wickford Elementary School (WES) building, North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury said voters had to approve turf at McGinn because the current condition of the fields in town was an “unacceptable situation” where town employees spent a large number of hours devoted to the field that could devoted elsewhere.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council continues motion to approve $30,000 to fix break room

September 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett Town Council continued a motion to approve $29,980 of kitchen improvements to the break room at the town hall. Some town employees, however, have taken umbrage with spending budget dollars on a project which they deem as an unnecessary expenditure.

“Bottom line is that this renovation request is a waste of tax payer's money and is in bad taste during a time of economic hardship,” said one employee. “This break room can be updated for significantly less and still fulfill the needs of Town employees.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dugway Bridge slated for replacement

September 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Dugway Bridge will unite West Kingston once more.

The Dugway Bridge in West Kingston closed in January due to ongoing deterioration and with its closing went the ease of passage residents had in getting to their homes and between the north and south sides of the area. West Kingston was left divided. Yet, plans are moving forward to replace the bridge with a similar steel and timber bridge after the town council approved two construction bids at Monday night’s meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Times wins 2011 NE Newspaper of the Year

September 15, 2011

Great News! The Narragansett Times has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 New England Newspaper of the Year. Thank you to all our readers who make it all worthwhile.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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