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RI employment numbers increase during November

December 31, 2012

CRANSTON – Rhode Island unemployment remained unchanged last month, holding steady at 10.4 percent, the same as it was in October, though it is down from Nov. 2011, according to Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training statistics released Dec. 20.

Unemployment in the Ocean State dropped seven-tenths of a percentage point in Nov. 2012 compared to Nov. 2011, when unemployment was 11.1 percent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 29th

Mother Nature puts the puck on ice

December 29, 2012

The storm that is scheduled to hit Rhode Island at 7 p.m. caused the RIIL to postpone all of tonight's hockey games.
Both area girls teams - Narragansett/NK/SK and Cranston/EG - had games scheduled, as the boys teams from Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and West Warwick/EWG.

Here are the rescheduled dates as posted by the RIIL
Boys hockey
Ponaganset vs. West Warwick at Mageria Ice Rink - Dec. 31, 12 p.m.
Tolman vs. Narragansett at Boss Arena - Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Magiera Ice Rink, 1:30 p.m.
PCD co-op vs. North Kingstown at Boss Arena - TBD

December 26th

Superior Court denies Village Liquors request

December 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Providence County Superior Court judge denied Village Liquors a Class A liquor license Friday, overturning the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s June decisions, granting the license.

Judge Michael Silverstein sided with the South Kingstown Town Council and its Nov. 2011 decision denying the proposed South County Commons wine boutique a liquor license.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

December 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The town council met for a work session Thursday evening to discuss the most pressing issues that the new council members will face in their two-year term, such as setting the 2013-14 fiscal year budget and looking at beach policies. The council specifically touched upon the future usage of the properties at 94 and 95 Middlebridge Road, purchased by the town in August for $1,442,000.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 25th

Embury calls Judge Stern's decision a 'head-scratcher'

December 26, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Town Manager, Michael Embury, in response to Friday’s Superior Court decision rendered by Judge Brian J. Stern, fired off a three-page letter to the town council bullet-pointing his concerns and suggestive remedies for the judge’s legal rulings.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 24th

Stern decision a victory for fire union

December 25, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– On Friday, Superior Court Judge Brian J. Stern handed down his ruling, a long-awaited decision in the heated battle between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the Town, bearing on the Town’s changes to certain terms of employment having effect on district firefighters’ wage, support and scheduling structure.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rameika nets 1,000th point

December 25, 2012

WAKEFIELD — Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday night’s game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
“[I felt] a lot of pressure,” Rameika said. “Everyone I talked to in school was like ‘nine more, nine more’ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but it’s almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.”
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.

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