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September 29th, 2011

Deficient bridges across South County

September 29, 2011

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RIPIRG) released a report on Thursday, Sept. 22, stating that 163 bridges, or 21.6 per cent of all bridges in the state, are rated structurally deficient by government standards. According to the these numbers, Rhode Island has the fourth worst bridge conditions in the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 28th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

September 29, 2011

The Kimberly Fry trial entered its second week this week and the Standard Times has you covered on all the latest news.
In this week's edition, we bring you all the most current information from the trial as well as provide you updates on the NECAP science testing in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich, plus bring you all the features you've come to know and love from our paper each and every week, including an update on the new head of the NK Free Library.
Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Wednesday, September 28

September 28, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Boys soccer
West Warwick at Burrillville, 3:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Smithfield vs. South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School, 6 p.m.
Coventry at Toll Gate, 3:30 p.m.
Cumberland at Prout, 4 p.m.
Girls tennis
Coventry vs. South Kingstown at Broad Rock Middle School, 3:30 p.m.
Girls volleyball
Coventry at Westerly, 6 p.m.
South Kingstown at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.

Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 28, 2011

The state pension and budget cuts has everyone up in arms and angered over the current economic conditions. Those that have had it with budget cuts are taking action. Find out why the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center in Wakefield has filed lawsuit against the state in today's paper.

After putting forth expenditures on the town council agenda concerning a refurbished break room at the town hall, the council decided to review Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 27th

Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's public employee pension follies continue

September 28, 2011

By RICHARD AUGUST
Special to the Standard

Last week General Treasurer Raimondo’s Pension Advisory Board met for the last time. As advertised, the 12-person board made no recommendations for fixing the existing pension mess.
The Friday before that, a coalition of eight public employee unions launched a ten-minute You Tube video and sent out a mailer to 30,000 Rhode Island households described as the opening of their fight to preserve the status quo.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council takes no action on Miller's job performance

September 27, 2011

The Narragansett Town Council met on Tuesday evening to discuss Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance over the last few months. No action was taken, although members of the public attended the Charter Review meeting held at the Town Hall prior to the executive session to show their support for Miller.

Council President Glenna Hagopian assured the public that the executive session was held only to discuss Miller's job performance without any intention of taking action to terminate him, an outcome which many among the public feared.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI health bill signed into law

September 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed an Executive Order on Monday establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, a program through which uninsured individuals and small businesses can shop for the best deal among a multiple number of health insurers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI students face tuition hike at URI

September 27, 2011

KINGSTON – With nearly flat level funding from the state to public colleges, the University of Rhode Island has no choice but to raise tuition for Rhode Islanders by 9.5 percent for the fall of 2012.

“We’ve run out of degrees of freedom in our budget,” Donald DeHayes, ProVost and Vice President of Academic Affairs said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 26th

Today's schedule

September 27, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Field hockey
Chariho vs. Toll Gate at Lincoln School, 4 p.m.
South Kingstown at Woonsocket, 4 p.m.
Boys soccer
Pilgrim at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
Middletown at East Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Coventry at Westerly, 6 p.m.
South Kingstown vs. Lincoln at Manville Park, 3:30 p.m.
Prout vs. Toll Gate at Bend Street Complex, 7 p.m.
Girls soccer
West Warwick at Rogers, 4 p.m.
Girls tennis
East Greenwich vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 3:45 p.m.
South Kingstown at Chariho, 3:30 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Tiverton, 3:30 p.m.

Military vehicle show attracts veterans and history buffs alike

September 27, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Norman Dauerer remembered the first chewing gum he ever had, two Chicklets given to him by an American soldier when the 106th Cavalry drove through the German countryside at the end of World War II.
“It was April 28, 1945 and I was six years old,” he said. “I chewed it until it disintegrated.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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