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Foremans one step closer in fight to reform good time law

February 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Foremans accomplished one more hurdle in their fight to reform Rhode Island’s good time law when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the “good time bill” introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski last week.

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SKLT seeks donations to purchase Bud Browning Farm

February 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) is stepping up its fundraising efforts as the deadline to raise $125,000 to purchase the land they have waited six years to purchase at the Bud Browning Farm at 1176 Post Road.

As of early January, the South Kingstown Land Trust, the 501(c)3 nonprofit designated for the conservation and protection of natural resources and open spaces in town has raised just over $45,000 for the purchase of the conservation easement on the farmland. Yet, the land trust needs an additional $80,000 from private funds by March 31 to secure the deal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out how Narragansett Town officials may seek an increase to Pier water rates to strengthen the finances of the town.

We also have the recap on this week's first ever South County Cash Mob, in which Jennifer Dowell of Jennifer's Chocolates was surprised with a storm of 50 customers Monday.

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Longtime SRIN photographer Ray Clayton inducted into Rhode Island Press Association Hall of Fame

January 27, 2012

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers is proud to announce that longtime staff photographer Ray Clayton has been named one of three entrants into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Clayton, who worked for SRIN for nearly 40 years as a fulltime photographer and freelanced for the Standard Times up until his death last December, will join East Bay Newspapers sports writer/photographer Manuel C. “Manny” Correira and retired Providence Journal business editor Joseph L. Goodrich as the latest inductees into the coveted hall.

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Sosnowski introduces good time bill for second round

January 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGTOWN – For a second time, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a bill to revise the good time law, prohibiting people for committing certain crimes from earning time off for good behavior.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI faculty, students examine affordability

January 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Current and former University of Rhode Island faculty and students, and also members of the general public gathered Tuesday evening to present their views on the affordability and accessibility of higher education to the House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island. The commission, led by state Representative Frank Ferri (D-Dist.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 27, 2012

In today's paper, we have a special series in remembrance of former Gov. Garrahy.

We also have the story on Tuesday's state House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island and what students and alumni think.

This week the South Kingstown Town Council also decided to send letters to Election Data Services, the company hired to redistrict Rhode Island, Gov. Chafee and the General Assembly, calling for the South County Senate Districts to be revised.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy passes away

January 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Former Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, 81, died Tuesday due to heart disease in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Garrahy has put on many faces during his tenure as a public figure in Rhode Island, from a beer salesman to Lieutenant Governor to the man in charge at the State House, but one always remained the same; his humility and candidness with others.

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Town wants public input on LED signs in Wakefield

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The community will now have the opportunity to turn the lights on or off on LED signs in the Wakefield commercial district.
The town council was preparing to make its final decision on whether businesses can advertise using LED electronic, message board signs on Feb. 23. After the recommendation of the Planning Board, that decision will be put off until Aug. 27 to allow for public input.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier students compete in First Lego League

January 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The students gathered, ready to have their Lego creations adjudicated. Hundreds of students from schools all over the state, including Narragansett Pier School, met at Roger Williams University on Saturday, January 14, to participate in the First Lego League tournament, a contest which aims to develop students’ teamwork and problem-solving skills at an age when it is critical.

“There were 400 students there and our students did very well,” said NPS Assistant Principal Marianne Kirby. “They were excited and pleased.”

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