Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Narragansett Times

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.

Source 
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.

Source 
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.

Source 
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.

Source 
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.

Source 
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

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK town council discusses bullying in schools

September 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council meeting on Monday night brought Susan Orban, coordinator at the Washington County Coalition for Children, Breta Combs, Response to Intervention coordinator at South Kingstown Schools, Justin Gallant of Pier Pizza and four members of the town council to discuss bullying issues in the local schools and the projects that aim to alleviate them.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Suspect identified in pow wow stabbing

September 10, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Narragansett Tribal Police, in conjunction with Federal Bureau of Investigation, have identified and charged a suspect in the stabbing that occurred during an altercation at the 2014 Narragansett Indian Powwow in August.
Troy Lake Simonds, 26, appeared before the U.S. District Court in Providence on Monday on the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and was released on an unsecured bond.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A successful beach season in Narragansett

September 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Recreation Advisory Board convened for a regular meeting on Monday evening to discuss the status of beach revenue and sustainability. Town Manager Pam Nolan joined the group briefly to congratulate them on their hard work in maintaining the beach, particularly Parks and Recreation Director Steve Wright and the beach staff.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More than 40 arrested in Eastward Look

September 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - More than 40 arrests and citations were made in Eastward Look over the weekend, coinciding with the migration of URI students old and new back into the town.
Most of the arrests were for public consumption, possession of fake identification or underage drinking. At least seven of the arrests were for violating social host laws or procuring alcohol for a minor, which comes with a $500 fine and a day in municipal court. Some of the arrests and citations were for disorderly conduct, including at least two for urinating in public.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes