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April 26th, 2012

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 25, 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

April 23rd

New owners hope to get Morning Star Horse Farm back on track

April 23, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

SAUNDERSTOWN – Located off Route 1 is 57 acres of pristine landscaping where horse lovers can come and observe the four-legged animals and learn how to ride them.
Formally Freedom Horse Farm, the property has now been taken over by new owners who are feverishly working to erase the past and bring a positive outlook to the once ragged land.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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