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March 23rd, 2012

On time, under budget

March 23, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The maintenance dredging project that turned the shores of Ninigret Pond near the mouth of the Charlestown Breachway into a bustling hub of giant tubes and loud machinery for a few late winter weeks is finished. Not only was the project completed within this season’s prime dredging window, it was completed under budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 23, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the meeting with SK school officials and Broad Rock parents and how many questions went unanswered concerning the gas-like odor.

We also have inside stories on the politics of South Kingstown and what the town council plans to do to restore decorum.

Last week, the Governor proposed a 14 piece legislation to reform pensions for cities and towns. The plan will have little impact on Narragansett, which is part of the non-MERS plan.

In sports, we have full coverage of new URI men's basketball coach, Dan Hurley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 22nd

Players happy to have Hurley

March 23, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – Lost in the shuffle of the firing of Jim Baron and courting and eventual hiring of Dan Hurley was how returning members of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team would react.
Wednesday, they showed how.
Every member eligible to return next season was in attendance Wednesday, as they walked into Keaney Gymnasium as a team and walked out hopeful of things to come.

NK Council approves preliminary budget

March 23, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Members of the North Kingstown Town Council, along with the town clerk and other town staff, spent over five hours meeting with town department heads to go through all the individual budgets for fiscal year 2012/2013 Monday afternoon and, in a unanimous vote, approved the town manager’s preliminary budget of $98,995,928.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fans happy about hiring

March 22, 2012

By EVAN CRAWLEY
ecrawley@ricentral.com

KINGSTON — When it comes to University of Rhode Island men’s basketball, you would be hard pressed to find two fans with a better knowledge of the program than Warren Lutzel and Dick Moore.
The two sat together to watch the introduction of new coach Dan Hurley Wednesday at Keaney Gymnasium, a place where they had watched the Rams play since the facility opened in December of 1953.
“I would say 40 years, 40 or 50 years, something like that,” said Lutzel of how long they had been coming to games for.

Rams get their man in Hurley

March 22, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON - Standing behind a podium with a University of Rhode Island jersey with his last name emblazoned on the back, Dan Hurley opened his introductory press conference with a couple jokes and ended talking about winning.
And winning is something he is not taking lightly.

March 21st

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March 22, 2012

It's budget season in NK and Exeter!
In this week's Standard Times, we bring you the latest information on NK Town Manager Michael Embury's preliminary budget and let you know what programs/departments you can expect to receive more or less than ever before.
In addition, we bring you the latest on a farm fire on Tower Hill Road, introduce you to the new mascot of Wawaloam Elementary School and give you an exclusive update on the Vision of Exeter project.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preliminary budget passes; tempers flare at SK Town Hall

March 21, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council approved the preliminary budget for FY 2012-2013 with two amendments – a $7,000 tax appropriation to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and a $500 increase to the Washington County Regional Planning Council.
To balance the $89 million budget, the town council also increased the fund for payment-in-lieu-of-taxes from $227,206 to $234,706, an amount equal to the two changes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 21, 2012

In today's paper, we have the stories of two town council meetings that went array. In Narragansett, Town Council President Glenna Hagopian accuses the town manager of wrong doing. In South Kingstown, Democratic town committee chairman Brendon Fogarty gets into an argument with resident Jonathan Daly Labelle, causing a five minute recess.

We also have the plans from the South County Regatta Committee who will have a 12 meter yacht race off of Narragansett Pier on June 21.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 20th

Politics as Usual: Bankruptcy is far from a good option for RI towns (OPINION)

March 21, 2012

Back before it became a cliché, Michael Douglas’ stemwinding speech in the Oliver Stone movie “Wall Street” was a memorable and oft-quoted piece of cinematic oratory, flowing from its iconoclastic catchphrase, “Greed is good.” (Actually, what Douglas’s amoral financier Gordon Gekko said was, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”)
The very audacity of it! This guy is saying greed — one of the seven deadly sins, for Pete’s sake! – is good and worthwhile; valuable, even. That’s certainly a whole new way of looking at things, isn’t it?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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