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February 10th

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 10, 2012

A week after Governor Chafee proposed increasing the meals tax from eight percent to 10 percent, restaurants owners across South Kingstown and Narragansett sound off.

This week University of Rhode Island students began springing up their own occupy movement.

The attorneys for Village Liquors and town of South Kingstown also filed their briefs this week on why or why not fifth liquor license exists.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Substation explosion, fire in Wood River Junction

February 10, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Thousands of National Grid customers, including URI and Chariho High School, were without power for a short time on Monday morning after an explosion and subsequent fire badly damaged a transformer at the substation on Shumunkanuc Hill Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 9th

Auger's budget paints grim picture for NK schools

February 10, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown school committee voted 5-2 Tuesday night to submit to the town council a proposed 2012/2013 budget that reflects a four-percent increase. The meeting took a different turn than was expected, however, when Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger became emotional as he presented his recommended cuts.
Committee members William Mudge and Melvoid Benson cast the dissenting votes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Statement regarding our office email

February 9, 2012

Attention Pendulum readers: we currently have a failure with our office email account and are unsure when it will be back online.

If you wish to submit letters to the editor, press releases or photos, please email them to eastgreenwichpendulum@gmail.com until further notice.

Thank you in advance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Teacher retaining report unveiled

February 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Seniority will no longer be the driving force behind teacher assignments or promotions if school officials have their way.

Against a backdrop of nonexistent negotiations on a new teacher contract, which is set to expire Aug. 31, Superintendent Victor Mercurio presented the report of the Commission on Retaining High Quality Teachers to the School Committee Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No DUI charge for Rep. Watson

February 9, 2012

State Rep. Robert A. Watson (R-Dist 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich), still facing a charge of possession of marijuana in connection with his Jan. 21 arrest in South Kingstown, was spared additional legal jeopardy this week when the town's Police Department announced it would not charge him with driving under the influence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whooping cough case reported at CMS

February 9, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - There has been one confirmed case of Whooping cough (Pertussis) at Chariho Middle School, and while it does not seem to have spread, the district will not be taking any chances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 8th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

February 9, 2012

It's Black History Month, the time each year when we as a society reflect on the many contributions African Americans have made and the many ways in which we have overcome the racial divisiveness that once crippled our country.
In this week's Standard Times, we take a look at the issue of diversity through the eyes of current students at Exeter-West Greenwich High School, one of the "whitest" schools in the state.
How has the issue affect us close to home? Are there still stigmas associated with being "different"?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Welcome House celebrates 25 years

February 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Twenty-five years ago the homeless population in South County travelled from church to church in Wakefield, hoping for a warm meal, a warm bed and a warm welcome until the community found them a home at the Welcome House.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town approves noise ordinance amendment

February 8, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The town council approved an amendment on Monday evening which changes the town’s noise ordinance to account for auditory disturbances caused by motorcycles. Narragansett Police Department has found it increasingly difficult to enforce noise created by illegal exhaust systems on motorcycles which drive through public, tourist-driven areas of town, such as Ocean Road and along the sea wall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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