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February 1st

Bad decisions could have lasting effect

February 1, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Allowing the underaged to drink in your home could possibly land you behind bars, a state Superior Court judge warned residents last week.

The effects on the young people who drink could also last long after the buzz fades, Associate Justice Daniel Procaccini told the audience at a Swift Community Center forum addressing changes in the state's social host legislation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town gets good grades from Moody's

February 1, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Even in a difficult budget year, East Greenwich is still feeling the love from Moody's.

The investment analyst, reporting on the town's recent issuance of $39 million in revenue bonds for the construction of Cole Middle School, reaffirmed the town's bond rating of AA1, just one notch below its highest rating of AAA.

The town also boosts an AA+, also the second-highest rating, from Standard & Poor's.

For more on the story, check out the Feb. 2 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 31st

Pier water rate inreases are inevitable

February 1, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The town council met with Town Engineer Jeffry Ceasrine Monday evening to discuss the newly completed water and sewer rate study, which proposes rate increases for usage in the future. Douglas W. Gardner, President of Pioneer Consulting Group, Inc., presented his findings about the long-term sustainability of the Water and Sewer Funds, as well as providing recommendations to strengthen the finances of the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Foremans one step closer in fight to reform good time law

February 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Foremans accomplished one more hurdle in their fight to reform Rhode Island’s good time law when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the “good time bill” introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKLT seeks donations to purchase Bud Browning Farm

February 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) is stepping up its fundraising efforts as the deadline to raise $125,000 to purchase the land they have waited six years to purchase at the Bud Browning Farm at 1176 Post Road.

As of early January, the South Kingstown Land Trust, the 501(c)3 nonprofit designated for the conservation and protection of natural resources and open spaces in town has raised just over $45,000 for the purchase of the conservation easement on the farmland. Yet, the land trust needs an additional $80,000 from private funds by March 31 to secure the deal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out how Narragansett Town officials may seek an increase to Pier water rates to strengthen the finances of the town.

We also have the recap on this week's first ever South County Cash Mob, in which Jennifer Dowell of Jennifer's Chocolates was surprised with a storm of 50 customers Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: The concept of 'free speech' still confuses some (OPINION)

February 1, 2012

Jessica Ahlquist has so dominated the media the last two weeks that I am beginning to wonder whether The Providence Journal is the house organ for the ACLU.
Federal Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ruled that a banner that begins with “Heavenly Father” and ends with “Amen” is a violation of 16-year old Jessica Ahlquist’s rights which the judge said is not allowed under the doctrine of separation of state and church under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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