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January 11th, 2012

Two members of EGPD promoted

January 11, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Two veteran East Greenwich Police Department officers received promotions in rank during ceremonies at Monday night's Town Council meeting at Town Hall.

Lt. Stanley Cirella was promoted from sergeant, and Sgt. Robert Siple was promoted from patrolman as they were sworn in by Town Clerk Leigh A. Botello, saluted by Police Chief Thomas Coyle and had their new badges pinned on by family members.

For more on the story, check out the Jan. 12 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhode Island Board of Governors discuss Dooley's retirement incentive program again

January 11, 2012

KINGSTON - The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education held their regular meeting on Monday evening, discussing a number of issues, including the newly proposed University Retirement Incentive Program (URIP) at the University of Rhode Island. Although no vote was taken for action, the plan will be discussed among many governmental parties, including the state Senate and the Governor’s office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local officials, former candidates cited for failure to file finance reports

January 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Six South County elected officials or former candidates have been cited for failing to file campaign finance reports on time with some accruing thousands of dollars in fines for several years.

The latest quarterly report for December 2011 from the Rhode Island Board of Elections was released last week. According to the statistics, more than 200 current or former elected officials and candidates have failed to pay up, owing the state $1,191,175.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 11, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story of how the fishing vessel Elizabeth Helen capsized off the coast of Block Island. Coast Guard rescued the crew members Saturday on rafts.

This past Saturday the Matunuck commmunity banded together to get answers from the town of South Kingstown on what it is doing to prevent erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

We also have the follow-up story on University of Rhode Island's President David M. Dooley's plan to create a retirement incentive program to rebalance the university's goals.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 10th

Politics as Usual: This year promises to be as big a battle as 2011 [OPINION]

January 11, 2012

n Given the absolutely lousy year he had in 2011, if Gov. Lincoln Chafee suffers a sophomore slump he just might shrink to a little soap bubble and – pop! – disappear altogether.
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has the exact opposite problem. What’s she going to do for an encore? Somehow I don’t see her retreating to the normal obscurity of the general treasurer’s office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 9th

NK resident learning a lot from South African fellowship

January 10, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As the second most populated city in South Africa, Cape Town is becoming quite the popular tourist attraction. And that’s where you’ll find North Kingstown resident Cydnee DeToy, but she’s there for work, not play.
Arriving July 5, DeToy is nearly halfway through a year-long Princeton Fellowship where she’s working for Mothers2Mothers, a non-government organization (NGO) that helps HIV-infected pregnant women prevent the transmission of the virus to their babies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Let it snow: Chariho Shovel Brigade is ready to lend a hand

January 9, 2012

HOPE VALLEY - Shoveling snow can be a tiresome and treacherous chore, and even though winter has been mild thus far, it is very likely that local walkways and driveways will need shoveling at some point this season.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 8th

Webster's plane passion leads to Banshee restoration

January 9, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When Lawrence D. “Larry” Webster was a child growing up in the woods of Charlestown – in the same house he’s occupied all his life – he spent his days watching planes.
“As a little kid, two years old, my parents would sit me out here and I watched hundreds of aircraft flying out of Quonset and Charlestown,” says Webster, who will turn 65 in February. Both naval air stations remained open until 1974.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Matunuck fights on until its last breath

January 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – There were joys of reunion this past Saturday afternoon in Matunuck, but in the midst of hugs and smiles the summer beach community had more serious business on their minds.

The MC Homeowners Association that makes up Carpenters Beach Meadows brought together the town council, town staff and the Matunuck property owners to filter through the rumors and get to the bottom of what the town is doing to prevent erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 7th

Tell Me Your Story: NK's Zaccaria working to return 'grand' to state GOP

January 8, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – To the casual observer, it appears that North Kingstown has a lock on leaders of the state Republican Party.
On the heels of the departure to Washington, D.C. of Ken McKay IV, a member of the town’s first family of furniture, another local GOP luminary has risen to the top. Only days before Christmas, Mark Zaccaria, 62, was elected chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
On many levels – raising funds, attracting young blood to the party and enticing viable candidates to run for office – the job is a huge challenge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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