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December 12th

NK school department reaches deal with union

December 13, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

After a long and arduous negotiating process that often spilled over in public and on editorial pages across the area, the North Kingstown School Committee and its Educational Support Professionals union finally reached a new three-year contract Tuesday night.
The new deal, which will save the school district an estimate $1,760,000, does not include or settle the issue of the controversial outsourcing of 26 custodial employees in the district, a source of great debate between the two sides which will ultimately be played out in the courts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council addresses shift in liquor licenses

December 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to amend the town’s liquor license regulations, changing the number of Class B Limited licenses from five to four.

Paul Kay, of Woodhouse Fire N Coal Pizza on Main Street, relinquished his Class B Limited liquor license through a Nov. 30 letter, prompting the change to the town’s regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Frustration mounts over Town Manager search

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT -Members of the newly elected Narragansett Town Council remain uniformed about the process and potential outcome of the town’s search for a new town manager. The search committee, which was created in July by the council to assist in researching and interviewing potential candidates, is still convened and searching for final candidates.

“We’ve kind of been thrown in the middle of it,” said Town Council President James Callaghan. “I can’t comment on the process because I don’t know much about it. Hopefully, we can get the committee’s thoughts soon.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright updates post-Sandy repair efforts

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At Tuesday’s Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Steven Wright gave an update on the town’s cleanup work post-Hurricane Sandy, as well as provide information on the status of a number of town buildings that have been identified for renovations by Wright.

“A lot of our buildings have not had any money put into them, and I am not a big advocate of throwing good money into bad,” said Wright.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 11th

Times Past: Week of December 13th, 2012

December 12, 2012

Today’s news is the first revision of tomorrow’s history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

One Year Ago
December 15th, 2011

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 5th

New era for Narragansett Town Council

December 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT- With three new members and two incumbents, the Narragansett Town Council kicked off its first meeting on Monday evening. James M. Callaghan, president, Matthew M. Mannix and Douglas E. McLaughlin were the new faces on the dais while Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, president pro tem, and Glenna M. Hagopian continued in their elected roles. Also present were Anne M. Irons, town clerk, Police Chief F. Dean Hoxsie, acting town manager, and Mark A. McSally, town solicitor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fiery Friday morning in Matunuck

December 5, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Union Fire District crews extinguished a trailer fire early Friday morning on Matunuck Beach Road.

According to Deputy Chief Steven Pinch, crews from the Peace Dale, Wakefield, Forestry and Matunuck stations, along with South Kingstown Police and EMS, responded to the scene at 2:33 a.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, crews found the trailer fully engulfed, but were able to extinguish the blaze within two hours.

The State Fire Marshal, South Kingstown Police and Union Fire District are investigating the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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