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April 5th, 2012

PJCC awarded ‘green’ certification

April 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As spring approaches, golf course maintenance crews rise early to tend to the landscaped environment. Point Judith Country Club (PJCC) in Narragansett will begin the same process with new vigor after being recognized through the Department of Environmental Management (DEM)’s Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle saga prompts probe into community service grants

April 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In light of the investigation into the Institute for International Sport and how it spent millions of dollars in state grants, House Leaders have taken measures that would provide more oversight to money doled out to nonprofits and community service agencies.

This is the first year since 2007 House leaders have taken action to look into where money for community service grants is going and how it is used.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 4th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

April 5, 2012

Ever since the NK School Committee began discussing a special $6.4 million dollar bond issue to repair the roof at Davisville Middle School-in addition to taking care of a number of pet projects-local taxpayers and residents have come out in droves to express their opinion on the matter.
This week, those in favor of the bond won out.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the results from that all-day referendum as well as preview next week's vote for the Exeter-West Greenwich School Budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, public debate Miller’s job performance

April 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The debate about Town Manager Grady Miller’s job performance continued on Monday night as the Town Council passed a motion by a vote of three to two to direct the Town Solicitor Mark McSally to ‘review and report’ a $3,000 appropriation authorized by Miller to the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA). Miller has been scrutinized by Town Council members in recent weeks for allowing the donation to NRPA without the approval of the Town Council and separate from the special appropriations process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 4, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council continue to debate Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance after he approved a $3,000 appropriation to the Narrow River Preservation Association.

Last week the Point Judith Country Club was recognized by the Department of Environmental Management's Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 3rd

Politics as Usual: RI's favorite drama continues to reach new heights (OPINION)

April 4, 2012

Writing a column like this, it is always a good idea to have a different mix of subject matter each week to keep things interesting for readers. Well, someone please tell that to Central Falls.
That unfortunate municipality just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines, so we’ll have to keep discussing it here.
Besides, if you live in Rhode Island and you think what’s going on in Central Falls doesn’t matter to you, then you’ve got another thing coming.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stories unfold at NRPA lecture

April 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As Jim Crothers detailed the strange and complicated relationships of William Sprague, the audience laughed and gasped at the personalities which have shaped Narragansett’s history. Crothers, Executive Director of the South County Museum, gave his lecture to a room of about 30 locals, captivated by the images and story lines of the past.

“I’ll give an old Irish song,” said Crothers to the crowd. “All stories are true, including this one, and they may have actually happened.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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