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SK supports pension reform

November 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Knowing that without pension reform, South Kingstown faces an unfunded liability of $19.7 million for its municipal employee retirement system, the Town Council supports pension reform and last week's amendments to the state pension bill.

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Businesses left in the dark on LED signs

November 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The four corners of the commercial highway zoning district will remain in the dark at least until February as the business community has to wait again to find out if they can use LED signs to brighten their future.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 16, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out whether Wakefield businesses will now be able to use electronic LED lights to advertise. Also, the Narragansett Town Council approved a new ordinance to increase the late fee for property owners who need to register their rental homes with the town.

A day before the General Assembly votes on the state pension bill, The Times has two stories on what Governor Lincoln Chafee and the South Kingstown Town Council think about last week's new amendments to the bill.

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Whitehouse and Reed speak during ‘Get Off Oil’ forum

November 15, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to a captivated audience of students, state representatives, and environmental advocates at the ‘Get Off Oil’ Forum, held this past Friday at Brown University. Two panels of local experts, from professors to businessmen convened to speak about various aspects regarding the globe’s reliance on fossil fuels which impact many facets of our everyday activities.

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Renters party at a cost

November 14, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council passed a motion on Monday evening aimed at cutting down further the amount and nature of disturbances in Narragansett related to property rentals. The new ordinance seeks to recoup costs for responding police officers to rental properties which have repeatedly violated the town’s public nuisances laws.

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High school develops new policy for student dropouts

November 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –A male high school graduate who works until age 65 will earn, on average, nearly $333,000 more than a high school dropout, while a worker with some college education will earn $538,000 more according to a report by Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings. These are some of the statistics South Kingstown guidance counselors and principals will use to convince students to finish their education after state law changed regarding when a student can withdraw from school.

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Council requests repeal of tour tax

November 12, 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.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Crowley strives to enhance Narragansett’s profile

November 11, 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 10, 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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