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January 12, 2012

It was a busy week for local government as the NK School Committee and Town Council met Monday night to talk about consolidating IT departments in addition to regular meetings where they both addressed budget issues.
This week, the Standard Times catches you up on all the latest School Committee and Town Council news. In addition, we've got you covered on news regarding the Old Exeter Town Hall building, Electric Boat's latest expansion, plus much, much more.
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Serving a menu and venue niche

January 11, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Rolling Stones may not gather any moss, but at least one of them gathered at Besos Teahouse recently. That would be the high-powered Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones.

Watts, former Gov. Don Carcieri and other Rhode Island dignitaries have discovered what East Greenwich residents are quickly coming to relish – the unique new eatery whose name means “kisses,” while smacking of great food.

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TC approves school building project

January 11, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - The town’s $52 million school bond, approved by voters in 2008, turned out to be a bargain.

The Town Council wrapped up much of the bond’s financial business last night by formally approving a final school building improvement project budget in the amount of $48,787,600, well below the bonding authority granted by resident.

Town Manager William Sequino Jr. estimated that the town saved $2.6 million in interest and bond issuance costs, with School Building Systems, supervisor of the school project, realizing a $613,000 surplus.

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Clergy asking state to help poor

January 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Not all of the lobbying at the Statehouse is done by people in dark suits on the House and Senate floors, committee rooms and legislative lounges.

A group of the state's religious leaders, spanning faiths from Judeo-Christian to Eastern, some in colorful liturgical robes, gathered in the main rotunda last Wednesday to stage the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition's fourth annual “Fighting Poverty with Faith” vigil.

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Two members of EGPD promoted

January 11, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Two veteran East Greenwich Police Department officers received promotions in rank during ceremonies at Monday night's Town Council meeting at Town Hall.

Lt. Stanley Cirella was promoted from sergeant, and Sgt. Robert Siple was promoted from patrolman as they were sworn in by Town Clerk Leigh A. Botello, saluted by Police Chief Thomas Coyle and had their new badges pinned on by family members.

For more on the story, check out the Jan. 12 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Rhode Island Board of Governors discuss Dooley's retirement incentive program again

January 11, 2012

KINGSTON - The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education held their regular meeting on Monday evening, discussing a number of issues, including the newly proposed University Retirement Incentive Program (URIP) at the University of Rhode Island. Although no vote was taken for action, the plan will be discussed among many governmental parties, including the state Senate and the Governor’s office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local officials, former candidates cited for failure to file finance reports

January 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Six South County elected officials or former candidates have been cited for failing to file campaign finance reports on time with some accruing thousands of dollars in fines for several years.

The latest quarterly report for December 2011 from the Rhode Island Board of Elections was released last week. According to the statistics, more than 200 current or former elected officials and candidates have failed to pay up, owing the state $1,191,175.

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