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October 27th, 2011

Council supports pension reform

October 28, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — With the pension reform debate officially under way, the Town Council made its support for the cause official Monday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Future of Davisville Elementary site up in the air

October 28, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown School Department may be feeling a sense of déjà vu.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Five games no problem for South

October 28, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Most girls volleyball coaches cringe at the thought of playing a fifth game.

Red Ribbon Week promoting strong message

October 27, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Local students and public safety officials are making sure that Red Ribbon Week is not just nine days of building awareness of drug and alcohol issues and how to avoid them.

At last Thursday's Red Ribbon Week conference, sponsored by Citizens Who Care at the East Greenwich Police Station Community Room, both sides of the equation discussed the steps they're taking to battle the problem and make sure the town keeps the week's message in mind.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local restaurant granted expansion

October 27, 2011

The owner of a South County Trail seafood restaurant didn’t get the increased seating capacity she wanted from the Zoning Board of Review Tuesday night.

But she got what she needed to keep her in business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council supports pension reform

October 27, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — With the pension reform debate officially under way, the Town Council made its support for the cause official Monday night.

After tabling a support resolution last week while awaiting the unveiling of the plan, the council unanimously voted Monday to send a strongly-worded measure to state officials backing the legislation proposed by General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

For more on the story, check out the Oct. 27 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Downtown in clutches of an identity crisis

October 27, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Great Northeast Blizzard struck Rhode Island in February 1978, Wickford was truly a self-contained village.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local businessman gets the dirt on pension

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 2008, Larry Fish could sense the economy going south.

Two years later when General Treasurer Gina Raimondo promised to remake the state pension system that was dragging finances across cities and towns, Fish found hope in a dismal business climate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four Chariho students injured in car crash

October 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Four Chariho High School students suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized following a single-car crash that took place on Carolina Back Road (Route 112) during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 26th

Pension plan unveiled by state leaders

October 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE – A new hybrid plan that combines a traditional pension guarantee with a 401(K)-style plan, a suspension of cost-of-living increases for Rhode Island’s retired government workers for up to 19 years, and a higher retirement age up to 67 years old for current workers 51 years of age are what Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo propose will save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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