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Town hero comes home

September 22, 2011

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Surrounded by American flags, standing nearby a West Kingston Fire Station truck, about a hundred Elks Lodge and community members awaited the arrival of South Kingstown’s hero Joe “Tiger” Patrick on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Straight talk on pension reform

September 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With one month left before the General Assembly will hold a special session on state pension reform, General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo is reaching out to every corner of the state to explain to tax payers the state’s $9.4-billion unfunded pension problem.

Last Thursday, she made a stop at South Kingstown Town Hall, where she met with two dozen local officials from South County. Later on in the day, she met 75 members and guests at the South Kingstown Rotary Club luncheon.

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September 21, 2011

As the winter months head our way, it is almost time to get the snow plows ready. However, in the town of Narragansett, the town council debated whether they should fund new Highway Department trucks for snow removal or police and fire vehicles during these economic times.  

With General Treasurer Gina Raimondo proposing a new state pension plan next month, find out how South Kingstown will fare without pension reform.

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DPUC investigates National Grid

September 19, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, fallen trees knocked out power to many households across the state, including in South Kingstown and Narragansett. As National Grid struggled to bring residents’ homes up to full regular power, many criticized the corporation for its haphazard and lethargic response time.

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South Kingstown's hero comes home

September 17, 2011

After walking over 600 miles from Washington D.C. to Ground Zero, New York City to honor the victims and first responders of September 11, 2001, South Kingstown's Joe "Tiger" Patrick has returned home. His remarkable journey has changed him in more ways than he realized when he set out on foot on Aug. 7.

To celebrate and honor Patrick's achievement, his family, friends, and community turned out at the Elks Lodge #1899 on Belmont Avenue Saturday to show their appreciation.

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Town Council continues motion to approve $30,000 to fix break room

September 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett Town Council continued a motion to approve $29,980 of kitchen improvements to the break room at the town hall. Some town employees, however, have taken umbrage with spending budget dollars on a project which they deem as an unnecessary expenditure.

“Bottom line is that this renovation request is a waste of tax payer's money and is in bad taste during a time of economic hardship,” said one employee. “This break room can be updated for significantly less and still fulfill the needs of Town employees.”

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Dugway Bridge slated for replacement

September 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Dugway Bridge will unite West Kingston once more.

The Dugway Bridge in West Kingston closed in January due to ongoing deterioration and with its closing went the ease of passage residents had in getting to their homes and between the north and south sides of the area. West Kingston was left divided. Yet, plans are moving forward to replace the bridge with a similar steel and timber bridge after the town council approved two construction bids at Monday night’s meeting.

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The Times wins 2011 NE Newspaper of the Year

September 15, 2011

Great News! The Narragansett Times has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 New England Newspaper of the Year. Thank you to all our readers who make it all worthwhile.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 14, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out why the town of Narragansett decided to hire the Woods Hole Group to study beach erosion. Also inside, West Kingston Principal Kim Mather tells how teachers and students survived the start of the first day of school without power. The Times will also inform you on what the town of South Kingstown finally decided to do in regards to the Dugway Bridge in West Kingston. Pick up a copy of today's paper!

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Walking the home stretch for Sept. 11

September 12, 2011

Hundreds of miles and five weeks later Joe “Tiger” Patrick is reaching the place, where his life changed forever on Sept. 11, Ground Zero, New York City.

On Aug. 7, Patrick began a journey taking a train to Washington D.C. and then walking from the Pentagon  to Shanksville Pa, and on to New York City in one month just in time to reach Ground Zero on Sept. 11. Along his trip, he travelled to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to Shankesville, Penn., to Ground Zero in New York to honor the fallen victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

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