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September 27th

Town council takes no action on Miller's job performance

September 27, 2011

The Narragansett Town Council met on Tuesday evening to discuss Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance over the last few months. No action was taken, although members of the public attended the Charter Review meeting held at the Town Hall prior to the executive session to show their support for Miller.

Council President Glenna Hagopian assured the public that the executive session was held only to discuss Miller's job performance without any intention of taking action to terminate him, an outcome which many among the public feared.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI health bill signed into law

September 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed an Executive Order on Monday establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, a program through which uninsured individuals and small businesses can shop for the best deal among a multiple number of health insurers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI students face tuition hike at URI

September 27, 2011

KINGSTON – With nearly flat level funding from the state to public colleges, the University of Rhode Island has no choice but to raise tuition for Rhode Islanders by 9.5 percent for the fall of 2012.

“We’ve run out of degrees of freedom in our budget,” Donald DeHayes, ProVost and Vice President of Academic Affairs said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 26th

Today's schedule

September 27, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Field hockey
Chariho vs. Toll Gate at Lincoln School, 4 p.m.
South Kingstown at Woonsocket, 4 p.m.
Boys soccer
Pilgrim at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
Middletown at East Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Coventry at Westerly, 6 p.m.
South Kingstown vs. Lincoln at Manville Park, 3:30 p.m.
Prout vs. Toll Gate at Bend Street Complex, 7 p.m.
Girls soccer
West Warwick at Rogers, 4 p.m.
Girls tennis
East Greenwich vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 3:45 p.m.
South Kingstown at Chariho, 3:30 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Tiverton, 3:30 p.m.

Military vehicle show attracts veterans and history buffs alike

September 27, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Norman Dauerer remembered the first chewing gum he ever had, two Chicklets given to him by an American soldier when the 106th Cavalry drove through the German countryside at the end of World War II.
“It was April 28, 1945 and I was six years old,” he said. “I chewed it until it disintegrated.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

All eyes on local fishermen

September 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats.

The program has local fishermen up and arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 25th

Celestial Cafe offers fresh approach to comfort food

September 26, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Someone has just dropped off a vegetable that Brandon Read, executive chef and co-owner of the Celestial Café, can’t identify.
The master of creative cooking is stumped by this exotic item which reportedly tastes like the liqueur Benedictine. This is not a disaster; it’s a challenge
“I’ll try it in a rhubarb pie or use it in a martini,” he vows. “Something good will come of it.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Task Force gets grant

September 25, 2011

The Chariho Tri-town Task Force on Substance abuse Prevention was one of nine Rhode Island drug use prevention coalitions to receive a grant from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for their Drug-free Community Support Programs in 2011.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 24th

Tell Me Your Story: Animal lovers find their best Buddy

September 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – If you don’t know a lot about dogs, you’re probably unaware that they smile and laugh when feeling especially cheerful or silly.
Right here in our own backyard, we have a sweet little nine-year-old mixed breed named Buddy – adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League after going through some tough times – who grins from ear to ear.
It’s because she has been adopted by a family who adore her and the feeling is mutual.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landfill closed to dog walks

September 24, 2011

RICHMOND - Abutters were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, to voice their displeasure about a temporary closing of the landfill that has been used as an unofficial dog park near Stilson and Buttonwoods Roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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