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October 22nd, 2014

South Kingstown finishes second in girls tennis

October 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET— The South Kingstown Rebels were the best team in all of Division II tennis this season. With an undefeated season, the Rebels were just one victory away from completing their undefeated season with a Division II championship.
However, on Sunday afternoon at Slater Park, their championship hopes fell just short, as the team lost to the Lincoln High School, 4-3.

Rebels fall out of playoff contention with loss to Oakers

October 22, 2014

COVENTRY— As dominant as the Coventry volleyball team has been over the last five seasons, the Oakers never seem to play their best volleyball on Mondays.
That wasn’t the case Monday night when a young South Kingstown team made the trip north for a Division I-South encounter. Led by senior outside hitter Jill Ward and junior setter Sarah McGrath, the Oakers made sure there would be no thought of an upset.

Crusaders drop match to undefeated EWG

October 22, 2014

EXETER-WEST GREENWICH—The Lady Scarlet Knights’ volleyball team has remained perfect through the first 14 matches of the season and on Monday night Prout came to town trying to end that fantastic streak, but Exeter-West Greenwich wouldn’t budge and held on strong with another 3-0 defeat of the Crusaders; this time at their place.

A wide array of spending tactics for local candidates

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The campaign finances of the local house and senate candidates and incumbents are not only diverse numerically, but set state-wide records in the level of individual funding and campaign account balances.
Stephen Tetzner, candidate for House District 34 (South Kingstown, Narragansett), has personally outspent all other candidates for state representative in the state with $39,500 of personal loans to his campaign fund this year. For every contribution dollar that Tetzner has received, he has spent four of his own.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board to deny 571 Main Street bid

October 22, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The planning board will vote at its Nov. 13 meeting to deny Roland Fiore’s proposal to construct 36 housing units on his property at 571 Main St., home to the historic William Davis Miller House.
After months of deliberation, changes to the plan by the applicant and opposition from the abutting neighbors, the motion to deny the project is being drafted now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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