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Elks Club accepting applications for scholarship

October 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Applications for the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship are currently being accepted by the Elks Clubs in Rhode Island, due Dec. 5.
The scholarship is available to any high school senior.
Students do not have to be related to a member of the Elks Club, but do have to be citizens of the United States on the date of submission. Permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students will compete separately on the merits of scholarship, leadership and financial need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Park N’ Ride bid rejected by SPC

October 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After a lengthy proposal process, the State Properties Committee ultimately rejected a proposal from the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation to purchase the Park N’ Ride at the corner of Routes 102 and 2. The approximately $72,000 sq. foot lot, which services a number of Rhode Islanders in Exeter and North Kingstown, has been vetted for sale by RIDOT to private companies for more than a year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chronic absenteeism a statewide issue

October 1, 2014

As part of National Attendance Awareness month, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The Providence Plan, and the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project convened for a special event on Monday afternoon entitled ‘The Importance of Reducing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades’ to address issues of chronic absenteeism in schools throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updated List of Recyclable Items

September 23, 2014

Also printed in The Narragansett Times on Wednesday, Sept. 24

After several requests from residents requesting an updated recyclable materials list from the town, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers has compiled a list of materials that can be recycled, provided by the recycling coordinator.
Because the technology and machinery used in recycling plants is constantly evolving, the list of recyclable items and materials grows larger every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett cited as "unblemished" in regards to public access to information

September 19, 2014

NARRAGANSETT–Two years ago, Rhode Island revised its open records law through amendments to the Access to Public Records Act (APRA). According to a recent report entitled “Access Limited,” compliance with the new rules has been uneven throughout state government agencies.
The report was produced by AccessRI, a freedom of information coalition, and MuckRock, a Massachusetts-based organization working with media members and citizens to obtain and analyze public records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town officials, union hammer out pension deal

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After a somewhat somber letter detailing the town’s financial condition and long-term debt due to accumulating other post-employment benefits (OPEB) and pension costs leaving many residents concerned about the future of the town, some major contract changes have left Narragansett residents breathing a sigh of relief.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFD receives $54,726 grant from FEMA

September 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department (NFD) will receive a $54,726 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressman Jim Langevin announced on Sept. 12 that the NFD will use the funds to purchase safety equipment, specifically protective turnout gear and bailout systems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Skate park committee to be revived

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-Democracy was in full swing at the Neighborhood Guild on Monday as a group of local skaters crowded the meeting of the Parks and Recreation Department to request a variance in the town code that only allows for ramps up to four feet tall at the Old Mountain Field Skate Park.
Evan Mansolillo, who spearheaded the gathering, was the first to speak on the issue.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Primary poll watchers cite discrepancies with voter ID

September 17, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) has received several complaints from potential voters in the primary elections regarding the implementation of the voter identification laws that came into effect in Rhode Island this year.
Under the law, anyone without proper ID is supposed to be given a provisional ballot; if the signature they provide matches the one on their voter registration, the ballot ends up being certified by the board of elections and counted in the election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board decision on Fiore property proposal due by Nov. 5

September 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Planning Board has until Nov. 5 to render a decision on whether to approve the master plan of Roland Fiore’s proposal to develop the land at 571 Main St. with 36 housing units.
The land is currently home to the historic Mrs. William Davis Miller House, which is on the national registry of historic buildings. According to previous testimony by the applicant, the historic building will remain on the property and the exterior will not be affected.
The charge of the planning board is to make a recommendation to the town council and the zoning board

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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