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Crowley strives to enhance Narragansett’s profile

November 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—New Economic Development Coordinator Maureen Crowley hopes to bring a new spirit to the enhancement of Narragansett’s profile in Rhode Island and beyond. The recently created position will afford her the first opportunity to implement the initiatives of the Economic Development Plan (EDP).

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World War II through the lens of a soldier

November 11, 2011

“I hope you’re saving these photos mom, they’re priceless,” reads a letter home from England during WWII, dated May 28, 1945. I found the note in an old oak box full of amazing photographs that my Grandfather, Cpl. John H. Clancy took while serving as a photographer for the Mighty 8th Air Force, 303rd Bombardment, 358th Squadron. It finishes, “Don’t worry Mom, everything is good and we’ll all be home before you know it, and won’t that just be swell. That big kiss in the sunrise. Love, My John.”

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Guerrilla Goodness is spreading acts of kindness

November 10, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pumpkins on doorsteps, gift cards in library books and chalking up sidewalks outside of schools with good wishes on the first day of school are some ways Guerrilla Goodness is spreading intentional, anonymous acts of kindness.

These simple acts of kindness have already started popping up in Wakefield after Jo Anne Mixner started a Wakefield chapter of the national movement to make the world a better place.

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CJOC looks back at Rhode Island's 'good time' law

November 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE – When news broke that convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee would be released 12 years early due to good behavior, his release sparked a debate on whether Rhode Island’s current good time law should be examined.

The result of that debate, a six month study of the current system by the Criminal Justice Oversight Committee (CJOC) is underway after the committee held its first meeting Monday morning to review the good time credit for Rhode Island prisoners before making a final recommendation in January.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 10, 2011

Friday's paper was released one day earlier today and to honor of our veterans, The Narragansett Times has a special photo tribute to World War II veterans.

Inside The Times, we have what one woman is doing to make a the world a kinder place through Guerrilla Goodness. We also have what the Narragansett Town Council is planning to do to make up the costs for police to break up loud parties.

Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times.

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Council requests repeal of tour tax

November 9, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously on Monday evening to request a repeal of the state tax on tour operations. The Rhode Island General Assembly passed the law for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year budget, and applies a sales tax upon local businesses who operate tour vehicles in the state.

“I co-sponsored this request with Susan Cicilline-Buonanno,” said Councilman Christopher Wilkens. “It is a state tax on things like tour boats and trolleys, working to our disadvantage.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 9, 2011

As the General Assembly readies itself to vote on the state pension plan this Thursday, The Narragansett Times has the latest on what local legislators are questioning in the plan. Days before the vote, the Narragansett Town Council passed a resolution in support of pension reform.

Also inside today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council has voted against the state tour tax. We also have an update on last Thursday's barn fire in West Kingston.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Technology vastly improving at SK Schools

November 5, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Technology Director for South Kingstown Schools wants to make South Kingstown a world class school district by bringing in innovative technology to help students learn and teachers educate.

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Friends of Kingston Station: preserving railroad history

November 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As they work to maintain the Kingston Station, to keep its doors open and provide South County with a viable option for transportation, the Friends of the Kingston Station are preserving a piece of history, a land mark of southern Rhode Island.

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Nor’easter sinks barge near Pell Bridge

November 3, 2011

NEWPORT—A barge responsible for repairs to the Pell Bridge sank between Saturday evening and Sunday at noon during the past weekend’s nor’ easter. The barge, hired by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), was re-painting and conducting repairs to the steel structure of the bridge.

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