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November 25th, 2011

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 25, 2011

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council hears from Narragansett Bikes, who have entered upon a sales agreement to purchase the approximately 60,000 square foot property at 922 Boston Neck Road. Yet, the site is currently identified on the town’s Land-Use and Zoning Map as low-density residential.

We also have stories on what local businesses are doing to prepare for Small Business Saturday, which promotes consumers to shop small and local.

The Town of South Kingstown has also completed its public comment period on how to make the town more healthy.

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Blue Ribbon award a major win

November 25, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Monday was a special day at the award-winning Hope Valley Elementary School.

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November 24th

Her life-saving journey is a cause for thanksgiving

November 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH – Six years ago, Safiatu Bah lived in the town of Kabala in Sierra Leone and she was dying.
Diagnosed with a hole in her heart and two leaky valves, she had little chance of survival because her African nation lacked the equipment and facilities to provide life-saving surgery.
Here in America, a world away, congregants of the North Kingstown United Methodist Church learned of her plight through members Daniel and Dorcas Kamanda, serving as missionaries in Sierra Leone.

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New location for food pantry: bigger and better

November 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A long line formed in the cold and wet weather outside the door at 805 Alton Carolina Road on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, as it has most Wednesday and Thursday mornings this fall.

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November 23rd

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

November 24, 2011

It's Thanksgiving around Rhode Island and that means a couple of things. First, it's time to eat. Second, it's time for football. Third, it's time to be thankful for all the good things we have in our lives.
For one local family, that third item holds special meaning.
In this week's Standard Times, we bring to you the very special story of Safiatu Bah, a teenager from Africa who was adopted by a North Kingstown family and has seen her life change in ways too numerous to count.

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Pension reform bill signed into law

November 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rep. Spencer Dickinson (Dist. 35 – South Kingstown) did not think making up for 3.57 percent of the budget was reason enough to vote yes to breaking the contract of state and municipal workers Thursday night.

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Court rules against schools

November 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala briefed the School Committee Wednesday evening on the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision concerning select school systems refusal of payment for the Rhode Island School of the Deaf. In July, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist issued a court order against a number of school systems in order to recoup monies withheld by those schools in order to fund tuition fees for the School for the Deaf.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 23, 2011

Last week, the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act to reform the state pension system became law. In today's paper, local legislators explain why they voted yes or no to the bill.

We also have news on a fire that broke out in the north end of Narragansett early Saturday morning, damaging a two-story duplex residence.

In today's paper, we also have why the American Civil Liberties Union disapproves Narragansett's proposal for a new ordinance to recoup ‘response costs’ in relation to disturbances caused at rental properties.

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Next step in gun club: hiring sound engineer

November 23, 2011

RICHMOND - The town council has approved funds for the zoning board to hire an acoustical engineer to assist in conducting a sound test at 87 Kingstown Road, a site that could potentially host an outdoor gun club and shooting range.

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November 22nd

Curmudgeon's Corner: It appears the pension reform battle is winding down (OPINION)

November 23, 2011

The drama surrounding Rhode Island’s public employee pension mess reached a crescendo on October 18th with the unveiling of Governor Chafee and General Treasurer Raimondo’s proposed, final, one-time, 124-page solution. Apparently the governor’s contribution was a last minute inclusion of the 37 pension plans run by municipalities, 22 of which are seriously unfunded and on the brink of collapse.

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