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Archive - 2011

November 22nd

Curmudgeon's Corner: It appears the pension reform battle is winding down (OPINION)

November 23, 2011

The drama surrounding Rhode Island’s public employee pension mess reached a crescendo on October 18th with the unveiling of Governor Chafee and General Treasurer Raimondo’s proposed, final, one-time, 124-page solution. Apparently the governor’s contribution was a last minute inclusion of the 37 pension plans run by municipalities, 22 of which are seriously unfunded and on the brink of collapse.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erosion solution foggy in Matunuck

November 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The debate on how to save Matunuck Beach Road is eroding the peace yet again.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sipala re-appointed by school committee

November 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett School Committee announced Wednesday evening that they have re-appointed Superintendent Katherine Sipala for another term of three years. Sipala, who has served as Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett for the past six years, has received warm praise from her colleagues, from teachers of all grade levels to members of the school committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 21st

Exeter war memorial advances

November 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – If the Exeter Veterans Memorial Committee can finish raising $50,000, a long-planned monument to the town’s veterans of all service branches will be placed near the entrance to the municipal library on Ten Rod Road.
“It’s been in the works for awhile,” says Dave Owens, committee chairman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CDTC makes tax credit proposal

November 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A proposal aimed to give full-time Charlestown residents a tax credit of up to $1,000 per year on their property taxes was presented by the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) at the Nov. 14 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 20th

Foodies folds after bistro business sours

November 21, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Foodie’s of Wickford, the gourmet shop and bistro which opened this past January at 21 West Main St. – the owners previously sold high-end chocolates and imported cheeses in a building behind the restaurant – has closed.
Jim Zajas, a partner with Craig Schennum, in Foodie’s as well as two Consignment Goods stores, said of the closing “In the end, it was a relief. It wasn’t doing enough business to keep it going.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 19th

Tell Me Your Story: Humble not chicken to tout Rhode Island

November 20, 2011

If the holiday season is approaching you know it’s time for another of Roberta Humble’s tributes to Rhode Island.
Since 2000, the longtime CCRI English teacher and first woman president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club has produced three books and two games extolling the virtues and quirks of our little state.
This year, in a burst of enthusiastic energy, she’s launching both a book and a game.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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