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April 27th, 2012

Animal Shelter controvery erupts in Exeter

April 28, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – What was to have been a typically dull town council work session on the budget Monday night often devolved into a shouting match over the firestorm of controversy engulfing the Exeter Animal Shelter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 26th

Train service returns to NK on time

April 27, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown is now officially home to commuter rail service and, if you ask the state and local officials or members of the public that attended Monday morning’s grand opening of the Wickford Junction Commuter Train Station, most would say it’s all because of the vision and persistence of one local businessman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olympic Physical Therapy helps strengthen community

April 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Olympic Physical Therapy is strengthening the community, a mission it is well on its way to accomplishing as it provides programs for all ages and skill levels.

Bert Reid and Don Levine met years before while earning their Master’s degrees at the University of Rhode Island. After working in private practice, in 2000, Reid and Levine decided to team up and open up Olympic Physical Therapy in Middletown. By 2008, Olympic Physical Therapy branched out to Wakefield and Bristol. The practice now operates out of five locations, including Tiverton and Warren.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC rejects reclassification for Matunuck

April 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –In a 6-2 vote, the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) rejected South Kingstown’s request to reclassify 1,400 feet of the Matunuck shoreline in the hopes that a more comprehensive plan that combines beach replenishment with minimal reinforcement can be found.

The vote follows the council’s decision earlier in the night to reconsider its 7-2 vote made two weeks ago against the town’s request to construct a 200 foot sheet pile wall along the town’s right of way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Budget talks continue in Narragansett

April 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—After the proposed FY 2012-13 town budget was presented to the public at Monday’s regular meeting, the Town Council will now go about reviewing the budget and its monetary allotments. The Council, along with Town Manager Grady Miller, scheduled multiple work sessions throughout the week, and listened to department heads regarding their accomplishments, goals, and budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 26, 2012

In today's paper,find out how Narragansett officials balanced the town's budget for next year.

This week, the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected the South Kingstown's application to reclassify the Matunuck shoreline. However, parties agreed that finding a comprehensive solution that combines beach replenishment with minimal reinforcement is the best option.

South County Hospital also announced plans to see whether it should team up with Westerly Hospital to make a health care system for all of Washington County.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 25th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

April 26, 2012

After nearly two years of anticipation, the Wickford Junction Train Station opened Monday to much fanfare. This week, we bring you all the information you need on the new commuter rail, plus tell you what local, state and national dignitaries had to say about the new station and its potential impact on South County.
In addition, we bring you an in-depth look at a brewing controversy in Exeter as the euthanization of a pair of pitbulls has caused a tide of outrage in the community.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett faces budget challenges

April 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town Manager Grady Miller presented the proposed FY 2012-13 operating and capital budget on Monday evening to the Town Council, highlighting a number of expenses and potential challenges, including Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) costs and funding new capital projects. Monday night was the first of two public hearings on the town budget, and the Town Council will hold workshops throughout this week to address their concerns, which are open to the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

It’s official: Iacoi’s tenure with SRI Chamber is over

April 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a one-sentence press release, the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce announced Monday morning that Joseph J. Iacoi will no longer serve as executive director.

“The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Joseph J. Iacoi wish to announce the conclusion to Joe’s work at the Chamber and each extends the other best wishes for success in the future,” the statement read.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 25, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council votes unanimously to support Governor Lincoln Chafee’s municipal pension package.

Narragansett Town Manager also presented the proposed $51.4 million for FY 2012-2013. This is an increase of $803,432 from the current fiscal budget.

Also, Joe Iacoi, the executive director of the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, has officially resigned from his position.

South Kingstown resident Deborah Bergner also questions a set of new ground rules at the town council chambers.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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