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September 24th

Land Trust announces trail program

September 24, 2012

In conjunction with the Town of East Greenwich, the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust recently announced a new Trail Adoption Program (TAP), which is now open for local organizations that are looking to promote community service, as well as engage in the town’s natural beauty within the civic level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 23rd

Commercial fishermen wary of relief

September 24, 2012

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT—Local fishermen have expressed concern regarding Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee’s recent appeal for and federal approval to declare the New England groundfish fishery as a disaster. The move will allow Congress to immediately provide emergency financial relief for groundfish fishermen in the New England region, which Chafee deemed necessary in order to help assist the local fishing industry during the current economic downturn.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 22nd

Tell Me Your Story: Family ties brought Corps director Riolo to New England

September 23, 2012

EXETER – It hasn’t taken Mark Riolo long to realize that his new position has landed him among the best of the best.
After eight weeks as director of the Exeter Job Corps Academy, he proudly notes that in July, Exeter placed seventh out of 122 Job Corps centers nationwide.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 21st

NK touts contract savings

September 22, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–The North Kingstown Town Council met Monday night in regular session, moving quickly through an agenda heavily weighted in consent items. Re-convening after executive session discussion regarding Collective Bargaining with Local 1033 and Real Estate Cell Tower Lease Negotiations, the Council readily approved amendments affecting town workers both union and non-union.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reis named Narragansett teacher of the year

September 21, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett High School Science teacher Adam Reis has spent the last nine years educating students about the natural processes of the earth and its oceans. On Wednesday evening, School Committee members recognized him with the Narragansett Teacher of the Year award for the work he has done in and beyond the classroom.

“I am still reluctant to accept the award based on individual merits,” said Reis. “This is more about representing the groups of our school, such as the science department and the athletics department.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carney to lead Firefighter's Memorial Parade

September 21, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Deputy Chief John “Jack” Carney will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s South Kingstown Firefighters Memorial Parade on Sunday, Sept. 23, as he celebrates 51 years of service.

Carney joined the fire department when he was 16-years-old. Originally from Woonsocket, he moved to South County when he was 12 and his interest in the fire service began at a young age.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council passes new parking ordinance

September 21, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The Town Council Monday evening passed a new ordinance regarding parking on Narragansett Avenue. The ordinance was drafted in response to a lawsuit brought against the town on behalf of a group of University of Rhode Island students, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who claimed that they were unfairly ticketed for parking violations on Narragansett Avenue last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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