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Archive - Apr 2012

April 13th

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 13, 2012

In today's paper, find out why the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected South Kingstown's plan to protect Matunuck Beach Road.

At the first of two budget hearings in South Kingstown, science teachers oppose two $200,000 positions in the school district.

The Narragansett School Committee met with Nancy Daley, Curriculum Director for Narragansett Schools, this week to discuss student performance over the past year on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 12th

QDC announces plan to remove the red tape

April 12, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A new permitting tool has been implemented within the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) that will streamline the permit process on available parcels of land within the business park.
In a special ceremony Monday morning, QDC officials unveiled the Site-Readiness program, an effort that they say will cut the entire permitting process for a potential business looking to develop one of the 35 remaining pacels in the Quonset Business Park down from years to just 90 days.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DiLibero under fire

April 12, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - While much transpired at Monday night’s town council meeting in Charlestown, many important decisions were continued until later dates. The meeting started later than usual following the council’s executive session, and continued deep into the night. The town administrator’s performance, the future of Ninigret Park, and homeowner tax relief were all discussed at the lengthy meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Broad Rock Park will receive DEM funds for upgrades

April 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Thursday the recipients of matching funds for recreational open space development. Although the greatest portion of funding has been awarded to the larger, urban centers of Rhode Island, Broad Rock Park in South Kingstown will receive $53,000 for upgrades to the baseball field and Dog Park there. Another $53,000 will be matched through local capital improvement funding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 11th

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April 11, 2012

Monday night, taxpayers and local residents came out in droves to North Kingstown High School to express their opinion on the upcoming 2012-2013 budgets of both the School Committee and Town Council and, in this week's Standard-Times, we'll bring you all the latest information on what they had to say and how it could affect your bottom line.
Speaking of bottom lines, voters in Exeter turned out Monday to overwhelmingly approve the proposed school budget and we'll let you know exactly what Superintendent Dr. Thomas Giesmar thinks of the reaction.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's real estate market is full of good and bad news (OPINION)

April 11, 2012

A recent Sunday edition of the state’s daily newspaper had two back section articles that can be described as “Good News-Bad News”.
First, the good news: “Foreclosures drag down median house price” proclaims a lead story in the real estate section. A condo on chic College Hill went for $105K while a single family house in run-down South Providence sold for $20 thousand. Both of these were properties foreclosed on by the lender or a government agency that backed the mortgage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fellow journalists remember reporter Peter Lord

April 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Peter Lord was the essence of what every journalist should be – fair and honest and an inspiration to his readers, coworkers and students. The award-winning journalist died Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Newport. He was 60 years old.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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