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October 27th, 2011

Local businessman gets the dirt on pension

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 2008, Larry Fish could sense the economy going south.

Two years later when General Treasurer Gina Raimondo promised to remake the state pension system that was dragging finances across cities and towns, Fish found hope in a dismal business climate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four Chariho students injured in car crash

October 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Four Chariho High School students suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized following a single-car crash that took place on Carolina Back Road (Route 112) during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 26th

Pension plan unveiled by state leaders

October 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE – A new hybrid plan that combines a traditional pension guarantee with a 401(K)-style plan, a suspension of cost-of-living increases for Rhode Island’s retired government workers for up to 19 years, and a higher retirement age up to 67 years old for current workers 51 years of age are what Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo propose will save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI commercial fishing results revealed

October 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT — Members of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and other local commercial fishermen and marine science researchers gathered Wednesday evening to unveil the results of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s (CCEMP) study, “Rhode Island Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industries-The Development of an Industry Profile.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Alfred, O’Neill support new state pension plan

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred said he supports the proposed state pension plan announced last Tuesday during a special legislative session at the State House in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Attempted abduction suspect arrested

October 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—This past Monday, Matthew Klotz, 27, of 33 Hopkins St., Stonington Connecticut, was arraigned in Fourth District court by the Honorable Mary McCaffery. Klotz was arrested on Sunday after having allegedly attempted to abduct a 20 year-old woman who was jogging along Ocean Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

October 26, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, find out how police arrested the suspect in the attempted abduction this weekend of a female jogger, what South Kingstown leaders and a local businessman think about the proposed state pension plan, and what Narragansett officials are planning for the port of Galilee.

All and more inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 25th

Curmudgeon's Corner:Occupy Wall Street an exercise in 'flawed' logic (OPINION)

October 26, 2011

The movement that started as Occupy Wall Street is gaining world-wide momentum. Brown University radicals, both student and faculty, brought the protest to Providence. Liberal politicians and their allies in the media are praising these demonstrations as democracy in action notwithstanding their harsh criticism of earlier Tea Party gatherings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men rescued off Hazard rocks

October 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Narragansett Police and Fire Departments responded to a call of two men who slipped off of the rocks at Hazard Avenue on Saturday. NPD was first on the scene and observed the two men floating in the water 75 feet from the shore.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG filled with aroma of fresh-baked Swedish sweets

October 26, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — It all started with the closure of a Rumford bakery famous for its Swedish coffee bread.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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