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November 17th

SK supports pension reform

November 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Knowing that without pension reform, South Kingstown faces an unfunded liability of $19.7 million for its municipal employee retirement system, the Town Council supports pension reform and last week's amendments to the state pension bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tourism Council sets up shop in Connecticut

November 17, 2011

In an effort to distribute South County-related tourism materials, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC) has acquired space at the Pilot Travel Center at Exit 93 off Route 95 in Connecticut. The move was a direct result of the closing of the Rhode Island Welcome Center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 16th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

November 17, 2011

What a weekend it was for the Exeter-West Greenwich Scarlet Knights!
This week, the Standard Times has the most comprehensive coverage in Rhode Island of Exeter's run to state championships in both girls volleyball and girls soccer.
In addition, we've got the latest on the case against Kimberly Fry, the resignation of Greg Coutcher from the EWG School Committee and the debate over changes made to a local home that have drawn the ire of several historic societies.
It's all in this week's Standard Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Businesses left in the dark on LED signs

November 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The four corners of the commercial highway zoning district will remain in the dark at least until February as the business community has to wait again to find out if they can use LED signs to brighten their future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 16, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out whether Wakefield businesses will now be able to use electronic LED lights to advertise. Also, the Narragansett Town Council approved a new ordinance to increase the late fee for property owners who need to register their rental homes with the town.

A day before the General Assembly votes on the state pension bill, The Times has two stories on what Governor Lincoln Chafee and the South Kingstown Town Council think about last week's new amendments to the bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 15th

Timetable for recovery of sunken barge still unknown

November 16, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NEWPORT - Almost two weeks after a barge sank beneath the Newport Pell Bridge, how it will be recovered hasn’t been determined yet.
Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Minnesota, the owner of the barge, was hired by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) for the purpose of repainting and making repairs to the steel structure of the bridge.
Repairs began in September 2010 and the current work is scheduled to be completed by year’s end.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ALA continues fighting for better air quality (Letter)

November 15, 2011

To the Editor,

Congress has become increasingly fixated on dismantling clean air protections and impeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to improve public health. Last month, House Leaders passed the TRAIN Act, the most dangerous assault on the clean air protections ever. And now in the Senate, we have Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to thwart the implementation of the life-saving Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The rule is expected to protect the public from deadly toxins emitted by industrial plants in other states, of which citizens of Sen. Paul’s own state of Kentucky would benefit from greatly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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