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Council requests repeal of tour tax

November 9, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously on Monday evening to request a repeal of the state tax on tour operations. The Rhode Island General Assembly passed the law for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year budget, and applies a sales tax upon local businesses who operate tour vehicles in the state.

“I co-sponsored this request with Susan Cicilline-Buonanno,” said Councilman Christopher Wilkens. “It is a state tax on things like tour boats and trolleys, working to our disadvantage.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning Board concerned about service facility

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH - The Planning Board was hoping to see and hear a little more about Flood Auto Group's plan to build a tire and oil change facility at the northeast corner of South County Trail and Frenchtown Road, across from its auto dealership.

Mike Flood, its president, promised the board they would soon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Girls hockey coming to EG

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich’s first venture into the world of co-op interscholastic sports may put five local girls on the ice for R.I. Interscholastic League hockey this winter.

The School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse a request by East Greenwich High School Athletic Director Chris Cobain to enter a pilot agreement with Cranston to create a co-op girls’ hockey team, bringing together players from East Greenwich, Cranston West and Cranston East high schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Greenwich Little League to have lights next sumer

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — A light snack and lights on a baseball field...somehow, they just go together.

The East Greenwich Little League and East Greenwich Rotary Club hope they go together for local residents, too, in this year's 22nd annual Rotary Citrus Drive.

The Rotary's fundraiser has raised a total of about $250,000 for various community projects over the years, said Mike Gemma, club president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Veteran's Day Parade on Friday

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich will stage its annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, commencing at 10 a.m.

The parade steps off at Academy Field and marches through the “Hill” area, turning left onto First Avenue (Route 401). After a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street in memory of the town's deceased veterans who gave their lives in combat, the parade continues North on Main Street to Town Hall for concluding ceremonies at approximately 11 a.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 9, 2011

As the General Assembly readies itself to vote on the state pension plan this Thursday, The Narragansett Times has the latest on what local legislators are questioning in the plan. Days before the vote, the Narragansett Town Council passed a resolution in support of pension reform.

Also inside today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council has voted against the state tour tax. We also have an update on last Thursday's barn fire in West Kingston.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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