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October 22nd

Contract changes result in pension savings for town

October 22, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A second round of contract negotiations has resulted in pension and OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) savings now in the total of roughly $55 million over a 30-year term for the town. During the Monday evening regular town council meeting, town manager Pam Nolan announced that town officials have come to an agreement with a second labor union, Local 1033, in an attempt to bring the number of health care plans from nine to one for town employees. Nolan announced last month that contract changes with AFSCME resulted in an expected $42 million savings over 30 years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission looks at future of beach parking fees

October 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE – With many Rhode Islanders opting to attend out-of-state beaches for better prices, the state has seen a recognized need to make beach parking more appealing to residents.
The recently formed Senate Commission to study the imposition, amount, collection, and apportionment of state beach access and parking fees held its first meeting at the Rhode Island State House last Thursday to discuss the future of parking fees for all Rhode Island state beaches and how state beach parking is handled.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 17th

Pier council hopefuls face off at town hall

October 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council candidates gathered on Tuesday evening for a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island to voice their positions on many local issues.
Candidates included incumbents Matt Mannix, Doug McLaughlin, and Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, as well as Patrick Murray, Ray Ranaldi, Winter B. Hames, David Ousterhout, and Christopher Wilkens.
Moderator and President of the Wakefield Rotary Club Elizabeth Candas directed each question to only two candidates who had one minute each to respond.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Town Council approves liquor license transfer for Salt Water Tavern

October 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The town council voted unanimously to grant the transfer of liquor license from Italian Village’s Antonio Mollo to Salt Water Tavern’s Daniel Calitri at Tuesday’s meeting, but held a vote to approve the outdoor expansion that the new business had surveyed and planned for.
The council showed concern with the outdoor floor plan as it showed seating on the narrow Columbia Street side of the building, which is virtually a narrow sidewalk.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pink Out!

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY – Students in Coventry took great pride wearing pink on Friday to support raising awareness towards cancer research with Pink Out Day.
It was a district-wide initiative to participate in Pink Out Day Friday but every school in Coventry has scheduled something in support of cancer awareness, whether it was late last month or later this month.
Students wore pink in whatever form or shade they had, with some wearing special pink $10 T-shirts created by Coventry High School students,

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Men arraigned for kidnapping 14 year-old

October 17, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Facing alleged charges of sexual assault and kidnapping of a minor, Robert Perry of Coventry and Lloyd “Paul” Baker of West Warwick were arraigned Friday, Oct. 3 at Kent County Third Division District Court. An extensive investigation with local and federal agencies reveals the two individuals having lengthy criminal records.
On Sept. 30, the pair was arrested by members of Rhode Island State Police, West Warwick and Coventry Police Departments in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old girl who went missing last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry man arrested in benefits fraud

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY— Members of various state authorities arrested 18 individuals for fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits they were not entitled to receive, including a Coventry resident. The arrests caught illegally collected benefits totaling $304,253.
Gregory Mitton, 53, who lives on New London Turnpike in Coventry, fraudulently obtained $15,906 of unemployment benefits, a violation of the Rhode Island General Law 11-41-4, Obtaining Money under False Pretenses Over $1,500, which is a felony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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