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July 15th, 2011

EDC outlines finer points of development plan to town council

July 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met with the Narragansett town council in a work session in order to discuss the future implementation of the recently created economic development plan.
“We look at this as an investment plan,” said Edward Mazze, Chair of the EDC. “Without the support of the town council, we will be stuck in neutral.”

The circus comes to town

July 15, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - There is an analogy that people often use to describe something that is out of control. When a certain situation has a person overwhelmed or befuddled, but still provides entertainment value, they will say it is like the circus.

July 14th

Auger appointed interim superintendent

July 15, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Three weeks of speculation over whether or not Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton would indeed leave the North Kingstown School Department came to a conclusion Monday night as the NK School Committee announced it had formally received Thornton’s letter of resignation and, in a quick move meant to speed up the process of finding his replacement, the committee appointed Dr. Philip Auger on an interim basis.

McGarry wearing two hats while filling in for Scuncio

July 14, 2011

HOPKINTON - For the last two weeks, Town Manager William McGarry has been a very busy man. Aside from his daily business as Town Manager, where he works at the Crandall House on Route 3, he has been acting as Hopkinton Police Chief. While this may seem like a daunting undertaking to most, McGarry is no stranger to the dual responsibility.

EGHA keeps profile low in new (old) digs

July 14, 2011


So where’s that new 1,500-square-foot addition to the East Greenwich Housing Authority offices at 146 First Ave?
If you’re driving past, you can’t tell which half of the yellow one-story wood building has just been completed and which half dates back to its 1848 origin as part of the town’s poor farm.
And that’s just fine with Executive Director Marcia Sullivan.
With just a couple of minor details remaining in the interior and some landscaping of the grounds to be completed, the $300,000 project, paid for with competitive federal stimulus funds, has helped the agency deal with what Sullivan feels were its two biggest concerns: privacy and handicapped access.
Prior to the addition, the building lacked a conference room and safe, secure areas in which officials could talk business with clients and contractors.
“Basically, all the frontline staff was in one room when I got here three years ago,” Sullivan remembers.
With a spacious new office of her own and a conference room featuring the original 1848 ceiling beams, Sullivan feels the revamped building is much more conducive to the sometimes sensitive business conducted inside.

Strained SK school negotiations continue

July 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the deadline for the school department and the teacher’s union to reach an agreement nears, tension between the two parties mounts with what seems to be different perspectives of what is going on at the negotiating table. At issue now is whether the school department is allowing for collaborative negotiations.

After reading the school committee letter sent through the school department’s listserv on Monday, July 11 NEASK President Christine Heid was shocked.

July 13th

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July 14, 2011

It's been the topic on everyone's mind in North Kingstown. Will Dr. Phillip Thornton stay or go as Superintendent of the NK School District?
Monday night, he made his answer clear with a letter of resignation and, wasting little time, the NK School Committee began the process of finding his replacement, appointing Dr. Philip Auger as interim superintendent beginning July 22nd.

Willow Dell fire considered arson

July 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A fire that caused extensive damage last Friday inside the Willow Dell Beach Club on Card’s Pond Road in Matunuck is being treated as arson.

Eco-Waterman challenge comes to town beach

July 13, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As lifeguards come and go from the South Beach Pavilion onto the sun warmed sand and do their duty protecting the lives of beachgoers, a saying rests painted on the hallway’s concrete brick wall, ‘Narragansett Surf Rescue, A tradition of excellence.’ On July 16, the dedication which the Surf Rescue team at the town beach brings to the ocean’s waves daily will take another great step forward. The first annual Waterman Eco-Challenge is set to begin.

July 12th

Politics as Usual: It's a new ballgame in the General Assembly

July 13, 2011

At various times in this space, I have compared the General Assembly leadership to the leaders of the old Soviet Union, imperiously working their own will and impervious to public opinion.
Not so this year.
This year people power won at least two major political and policy victories.
The first was killing Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s sales tax proposals. That brought a whole shipload of businesspeople to the Statehouse to oppose the idea at the House Finance Committee.


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