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December 2nd

Preview today's Narragansett Times

December 2, 2011

This weekend all across South County, towns are celebrating the start of the holiday season with visits from Santa and tree lighting ceremonies. Inside today's paper we have what events are taking place in Narragansett and South Kingstown.

The Special Commission on Reapportionment met Thursday at the South Kingstown High School during one of the final public hearings before it finalizes its plan to reconfigure the district lines to reflect population changes. At the meeting, several South County leaders said what they hoped the outcome of the new districts would be.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget criticized

December 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Town council members in all three Chariho towns have made efforts to request a greater level of transparency in the annual budget of the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 1st

Exeter resident comes home from last deployment

December 2, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Welcome home, Papa, for the last time”, were the words Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin saw when he stepped off the C-130J aircraft at Quonset Airbase last Wednesday after being in Afghanistan since August.
Austin, who returned to his family just in time for Thanksgiving, is part of the 143rd Airlift Wing Unit and, though this was his last deployment, he doesn’t officially retire from the Rhode Island National Guard until June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI pro golfer's son in critical condition

December 2, 2011

Devon Quigley, the former University of Rhode Island golfer and son of pro golfer Dana Quigley, has been in a serious car accident down in Florida.
WPTV 5 in Florida had a small piece on the story Thursday.
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/son-of-pga-golfe...
UPDATE: Quigley has made it through the night and his vital signs are "OK."

RITBA prepares to hoist sunken barge

December 1, 2011

The Rhode Island Transit and Bridge Authority is making preparations to raise a 300-ton barge which sank on October 30 during a nor’easter which brought heavy winds across Narragansett Bay. The barge, which rests in approximately 100 feet of water, was carrying out structural repairs and re-painting on the Pell Bridge. On Monday morning, state officials were brought out to the Chesapeake 1000, the salvage vessel responsible for hauling up the sunken barge, to learn about the specific nature of raising such a large ship from the bottom of Narragansett Bay.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown youth arrested in connection to crash

December 1, 2011

RICHMOND - A 17-year-old boy from Charlestown has been cited and arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 23 crash that injured four Chariho High School students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 30th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 1, 2011

One of the most compelling images of the past decade has been the sight of members of the US Armed Forces returning home to loved ones and seeing family members for the first time.
This week, the Standard Times brings you this touching moment in the form of Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin.
Austin, who returned home from his final deployment last week, was reunited with his family and shares his story.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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