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September 17th

Town officials, union hammer out pension deal

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a somewhat somber letter detailing the town’s financial condition and long-term debt due to accumulating other post-employment benefits (OPEB) and pension costs leaving many residents concerned about the future of the town, some major contract changes have left Narragansett residents breathing a sigh of relief.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFD receives $54,726 grant from FEMA

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department (NFD) will receive a $54,726 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressman Jim Langevin announced on Sept. 12 that the NFD will use the funds to purchase safety equipment, specifically protective turnout gear and bailout systems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Skate park committee to be revived

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-Democracy was in full swing at the Neighborhood Guild on Monday as a group of local skaters crowded the meeting of the Parks and Recreation Department to request a variance in the town code that only allows for ramps up to four feet tall at the Old Mountain Field Skate Park.
Evan Mansolillo, who spearheaded the gathering, was the first to speak on the issue.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary poll watchers cite discrepancies with voter ID

September 17, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) has received several complaints from potential voters in the primary elections regarding the implementation of the voter identification laws that came into effect in Rhode Island this year.
Under the law, anyone without proper ID is supposed to be given a provisional ballot; if the signature they provide matches the one on their voter registration, the ballot ends up being certified by the board of elections and counted in the election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board decision on Fiore property proposal due by Nov. 5

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Planning Board has until Nov. 5 to render a decision on whether to approve the master plan of Roland Fiore’s proposal to develop the land at 571 Main St. with 36 housing units.
The land is currently home to the historic Mrs. William Davis Miller House, which is on the national registry of historic buildings. According to previous testimony by the applicant, the historic building will remain on the property and the exterior will not be affected.
The charge of the planning board is to make a recommendation to the town council and the zoning board

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 15th

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Bill Belichick gains 200th regular-season victory

VIDEO: Tom Brady wants his offense to do a better job
Tom Brady comes out of the locker room upset after the win.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 12th

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Week 2 preview: Patriots at Vikings
The Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young takes a look at the Patriots' Week 2 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 11th

EWG volleyball defeats Coventry

September 11, 2014

COVENTRY— One of the longest winning streaks in the state came to a dramatic end Friday night.
The four-time reigning Division II champion Exeter-West Greenwich girls volleyball team, armed with talented middle hitters Jen Donnelly and Jenna Bridges, overcame a four-point deficit in the fourth game of Friday’s contest to force a deciding fifth game with three-time defending state champion Coventry.

Cafaro named Chariho Educator of the Year

September 11, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The 2015 Chariho Educator of the Year is School Social Worker Amy Cafaro who has been working in the Chariho School District since 1997. Cafaro works two days a week at Charlestown Elementary School and three days a week at Chariho Middle School.
Cafaro, 43, attended Richmond Elementary School and Chariho Middle School, and finished fourth in her class at Chariho Regional High School. In 1992, she graduated from Brown University in the the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1996, Cafaro earned her master’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary results are in; candidates ready for November

September 11, 2014

Democrat State Treasurer Gina Raimondo will face Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the state governor race in November. Statewide, Raimondo won on 42 percent of the democratic vote, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras won 29 percent, and H. Claiborne Pell took 27 percent. On the Republican side, Fung defeated Moderate Party candidate Ken Block.
In the Senator for Congress race, incumbent Democrat John F. Reed will face Republican Mark. S. Zaccaria. Each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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