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May 9th, 2012

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 9, 2012

In today's paper, find out why South Kingstown School Committee Vice-Chair Dr. Anthony Mega resigned.

This week, Narragansett town and school officials met to discuss next year's budget in which the school department is requesting increase of $467,678 for the FY 2013 budget, totaling $24,745,023.

The Narragansett Town Council also questions a $3,000 expenditure made to the Narrow River Preservation Society for water testing in December 2011.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 8th

Curmudgeon's Corner: ‘Buffet Rule’ shows Obama ready for class warfare (OPINION)

May 8, 2012

For the first time in over 25 years, I did not vote in the “presidential preference primary” last month. I don’t know about you but I am already tired of this year’s election.
After months of negative campaigning, Mitt Romney appears to have the GOP nomination sewed up. His attention already is focused on differentiating himself from the incumbent, Barak Obama, who has been fundraising and campaigning at taxpayer expense for over a year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 7th

Job Corps team puts best food forward

May 7, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The Job Corps team of top culinary students who won the right to represent Rhode Island in last weekend’s prestigious National ProStart competition in Baltimore, Md. – the only group in the country from the federal program to be selected – may not have earned medals but they returned home victorious nonetheless.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 6th

Ham, eggs, jonnycakes are staples of May Breakfast

May 6, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Millie Fountain was not in the kitchen of the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown for its traditional May Breakfast last Saturday.
No, in an unlikely scene, Millie was sitting down as the Tower Hill-based Baptists unofficially kicked off the local season wherein churches, fraternal organizations, schools and civic groups produce countless country breakfasts. The Rhode Island custom of gathering for a massive chow-down began in 1867 and has raised funds for a host of projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 5th

Local girls 'scout through time'

May 5, 2012

By JAMES BESSETTE
jbessette@ricentral.com

WEST KINGSTON — Early Saturday morning, just as the sun was about to peak over the trees near the flag meadow at Camp Hoffman, hundreds of Girl Scouts – both young and old – from three area communities gathered around to see the American flag get hoisted up the flag pole by the color guard consisting of members of East Greenwich Girl Scout Troop 609.
From there, the scouts recited the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as the Girl Scout Promise, pledging to both serve the country and help others in need as scouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 4th

Council wants to amend code for troubled shelter

May 4, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – On Monday, exactly one week after a work session drew a packed audience angry about various issues at the Exeter Animal Shelter – including the euthanization of two pit bulls – the town council introduced a proposed amendment to the ordinances governing animal issues that would put the public works director in charge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Budget approved amidst ongoing turmoil at SK Town Hall

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a 4-0-1 vote, the South Kingstown Town Council approved the $89 million budget for next year, including the $7,000 tax contribution to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.
As an executive board member of the Thundermist Health Center which received $24,000 in the budget, Town Councilor Mary Eddy recused herself from the vote.

The good news of the FY 2012-2013 budget – a zero percent tax increase – became overshadowed by the four-month dispute of the chamber tax request.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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