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School committee talks graduation requirements at Narragansett High

December 31, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At the Dec. 19 meeting, the school committee heard a presentation from Narragansett High School Principal Daniel Warner regarding graduation requirements for 2014 seniors. Although the framework remains the same, the Rhode Island Department of Education has stipulated a few new changes.

Warner and social studies teacher John O’Brien listed the basic requirements that NHS students are expected to fill, such as 26 credits of coursework, six more than the state requirement, and 30 hours of community service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

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.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

TODAY ONLY: open call auditions for "Road Show" through 4 p.m.

December 14, 2012

Correction: The Narragansett Times originally reported that auditions for the "Road Show" would be held through Dec. 17. Auditions will be held today only, Dec. 14, through 4 p.m. The Times regrets the error.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Courthouse Center for the Arts has changed its name to Courthouse CenterStage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council addresses shift in liquor licenses

December 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to amend the town’s liquor license regulations, changing the number of Class B Limited licenses from five to four.

Paul Kay, of Woodhouse Fire N Coal Pizza on Main Street, relinquished his Class B Limited liquor license through a Nov. 30 letter, prompting the change to the town’s regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Frustration mounts over Town Manager search

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT -Members of the newly elected Narragansett Town Council remain uniformed about the process and potential outcome of the town’s search for a new town manager. The search committee, which was created in July by the council to assist in researching and interviewing potential candidates, is still convened and searching for final candidates.

“We’ve kind of been thrown in the middle of it,” said Town Council President James Callaghan. “I can’t comment on the process because I don’t know much about it. Hopefully, we can get the committee’s thoughts soon.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright updates post-Sandy repair efforts

December 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At Tuesday’s Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Steven Wright gave an update on the town’s cleanup work post-Hurricane Sandy, as well as provide information on the status of a number of town buildings that have been identified for renovations by Wright.

“A lot of our buildings have not had any money put into them, and I am not a big advocate of throwing good money into bad,” said Wright.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New era for Narragansett Town Council

December 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT- With three new members and two incumbents, the Narragansett Town Council kicked off its first meeting on Monday evening. James M. Callaghan, president, Matthew M. Mannix and Douglas E. McLaughlin were the new faces on the dais while Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, president pro tem, and Glenna M. Hagopian continued in their elected roles. Also present were Anne M. Irons, town clerk, Police Chief F. Dean Hoxsie, acting town manager, and Mark A. McSally, town solicitor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fiery Friday morning in Matunuck

December 5, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Union Fire District crews extinguished a trailer fire early Friday morning on Matunuck Beach Road.

According to Deputy Chief Steven Pinch, crews from the Peace Dale, Wakefield, Forestry and Matunuck stations, along with South Kingstown Police and EMS, responded to the scene at 2:33 a.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, crews found the trailer fully engulfed, but were able to extinguish the blaze within two hours.

The State Fire Marshal, South Kingstown Police and Union Fire District are investigating the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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