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April 4th

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April 4, 2012

Ever since the NK School Committee began discussing a special $6.4 million dollar bond issue to repair the roof at Davisville Middle School-in addition to taking care of a number of pet projects-local taxpayers and residents have come out in droves to express their opinion on the matter.
This week, those in favor of the bond won out.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the results from that all-day referendum as well as preview next week's vote for the Exeter-West Greenwich School Budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, public debate Miller’s job performance

April 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The debate about Town Manager Grady Miller’s job performance continued on Monday night as the Town Council passed a motion by a vote of three to two to direct the Town Solicitor Mark McSally to ‘review and report’ a $3,000 appropriation authorized by Miller to the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA). Miller has been scrutinized by Town Council members in recent weeks for allowing the donation to NRPA without the approval of the Town Council and separate from the special appropriations process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 4, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council continue to debate Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance after he approved a $3,000 appropriation to the Narrow River Preservation Association.

Last week the Point Judith Country Club was recognized by the Department of Environmental Management's Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 3rd

Politics as Usual: RI's favorite drama continues to reach new heights (OPINION)

April 3, 2012

Writing a column like this, it is always a good idea to have a different mix of subject matter each week to keep things interesting for readers. Well, someone please tell that to Central Falls.
That unfortunate municipality just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines, so we’ll have to keep discussing it here.
Besides, if you live in Rhode Island and you think what’s going on in Central Falls doesn’t matter to you, then you’ve got another thing coming.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stories unfold at NRPA lecture

April 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As Jim Crothers detailed the strange and complicated relationships of William Sprague, the audience laughed and gasped at the personalities which have shaped Narragansett’s history. Crothers, Executive Director of the South County Museum, gave his lecture to a room of about 30 locals, captivated by the images and story lines of the past.

“I’ll give an old Irish song,” said Crothers to the crowd. “All stories are true, including this one, and they may have actually happened.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 2nd

Former Mancini's Hardware, Tim Horton's sites changing

April 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Since a fire destroyed the old Mancini’s Hardware store on Tower Hill Road in 2005, the site has sat vacant.
Soon, however, it will be demolished and replaced with Pawtucket Credit Union.
Mancini’s had been around for 40 years when lighting struck an electrical service box causing the blaze. The existing 0.97 acres houses the former 12,025 square-foot store and is zoned general business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 1st

Davisville roof bond comes before voters tomorrow

April 1, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger, along with a majority of school committee members, are hoping residents will pass a $6.4 million health and safety bond to make what they call “necessary improvements” to many of the district’s schools in a special election this Tuesday.
The bulk of the money, which has drawn debate from residents on both sides of the issue, would be used to replace the roof at Davisville Middle School (DMS), which has come to the end of its lifecycle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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