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November 23rd, 2011

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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erosion solution foggy in Matunuck

November 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The debate on how to save Matunuck Beach Road is eroding the peace yet again.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sipala re-appointed by school committee

November 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett School Committee announced Wednesday evening that they have re-appointed Superintendent Katherine Sipala for another term of three years. Sipala, who has served as Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett for the past six years, has received warm praise from her colleagues, from teachers of all grade levels to members of the school committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 21st

Exeter war memorial advances

November 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – If the Exeter Veterans Memorial Committee can finish raising $50,000, a long-planned monument to the town’s veterans of all service branches will be placed near the entrance to the municipal library on Ten Rod Road.
“It’s been in the works for awhile,” says Dave Owens, committee chairman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CDTC makes tax credit proposal

November 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A proposal aimed to give full-time Charlestown residents a tax credit of up to $1,000 per year on their property taxes was presented by the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) at the Nov. 14 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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