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December 14th

Service set for Carla Neubert Benoist

December 15, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A memorial service celebrating the life of Carla Neubert Benoist, 67, longtime animal welfare advocate and dedicated public servant, who died suddenly on Dec.3, will be held Sunday at the Cold Spring Community Center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

TODAY ONLY: open call auditions for "Road Show" through 4 p.m.

December 14, 2012

Correction: The Narragansett Times originally reported that auditions for the "Road Show" would be held through Dec. 17. Auditions will be held today only, Dec. 14, through 4 p.m. The Times regrets the error.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Courthouse Center for the Arts has changed its name to Courthouse CenterStage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 13th

QDC lands $6 million grant to repair bulkhead

December 14, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Quonset Development Corporation has been lauded over the past few years for its long-term planning and commitment to its future vision of the Quonset Business Park and, thanks to some much-needed federal money, one of the QDC’s main objectives—maintaining and repairing infrastructure— is about to get a whole lot easier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 12th

NK school department reaches deal with union

December 13, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

After a long and arduous negotiating process that often spilled over in public and on editorial pages across the area, the North Kingstown School Committee and its Educational Support Professionals union finally reached a new three-year contract Tuesday night.
The new deal, which will save the school district an estimate $1,760,000, does not include or settle the issue of the controversial outsourcing of 26 custodial employees in the district, a source of great debate between the two sides which will ultimately be played out in the courts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council addresses shift in liquor licenses

December 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to amend the town’s liquor license regulations, changing the number of Class B Limited licenses from five to four.

Paul Kay, of Woodhouse Fire N Coal Pizza on Main Street, relinquished his Class B Limited liquor license through a Nov. 30 letter, prompting the change to the town’s regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Frustration mounts over Town Manager search

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT -Members of the newly elected Narragansett Town Council remain uniformed about the process and potential outcome of the town’s search for a new town manager. The search committee, which was created in July by the council to assist in researching and interviewing potential candidates, is still convened and searching for final candidates.

“We’ve kind of been thrown in the middle of it,” said Town Council President James Callaghan. “I can’t comment on the process because I don’t know much about it. Hopefully, we can get the committee’s thoughts soon.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright updates post-Sandy repair efforts

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At Tuesday’s Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Steven Wright gave an update on the town’s cleanup work post-Hurricane Sandy, as well as provide information on the status of a number of town buildings that have been identified for renovations by Wright.

“A lot of our buildings have not had any money put into them, and I am not a big advocate of throwing good money into bad,” said Wright.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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