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Narragansett faces budget challenges

April 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town Manager Grady Miller presented the proposed FY 2012-13 operating and capital budget on Monday evening to the Town Council, highlighting a number of expenses and potential challenges, including Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) costs and funding new capital projects. Monday night was the first of two public hearings on the town budget, and the Town Council will hold workshops throughout this week to address their concerns, which are open to the public.

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It’s official: Iacoi’s tenure with SRI Chamber is over

April 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a one-sentence press release, the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce announced Monday morning that Joseph J. Iacoi will no longer serve as executive director.

“The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Joseph J. Iacoi wish to announce the conclusion to Joe’s work at the Chamber and each extends the other best wishes for success in the future,” the statement read.

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April 25, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council votes unanimously to support Governor Lincoln Chafee’s municipal pension package.

Narragansett Town Manager also presented the proposed $51.4 million for FY 2012-2013. This is an increase of $803,432 from the current fiscal budget.

Also, Joe Iacoi, the executive director of the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, has officially resigned from his position.

South Kingstown resident Deborah Bergner also questions a set of new ground rules at the town council chambers.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Walk MS a huge success

April 18, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The stories of how walkers and bikers have come to the MS Society’s 23rd annual Walk MS are varied, but the intent remains steadfast: to raise funds and public awareness for research which will someday lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

“This is a great experience, from start to finish,” said Narragansett resident Chuck Carberry. “Last year, we did the walk and I have been training for this year’s 150 mile bike race with my wife. It is a great opportunity.”

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April 18, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Engineering Office plans to study the sewer system in Narragansett along Congdon Street. The effort is an attempt to minimize water overflow at the Congdon Street Pump Station.

Also, last week, the South Kingstown Police arrested William E. Webster,52 for possession of child pornography.

Save the Bay also has a new Bay Keeper, Tom Kutcher.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Bike Day's today at South County YMCA

April 14, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to promote healthy living, the town of South Kingstown, in partnership with the South County YMCA will host the first “Bike Day” on Saturday, April 14, from 10 to 2 p.m. at the YMCA at 165 Broad Rock Road, Wakefield.

The free event has sprung from the Healthy Places By Design initiative – which provided advice on how the town can help its residents be more active and eat healthier.

“[Bike Day] promotes the use of the bike path and the fun of riding a bike,” says Vincent Murray, director of planning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC rejects Matunuck Beach Road plan

April 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For decades, South Kingstown and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have tried to come up with a solution that would simultaneously protect Matunuck Beach Road from falling into the ocean and preserve the environment’s natural process.

In 2012, the town and the state are still looking for that solution.

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April 13, 2012

In today's paper, find out why the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected South Kingstown's plan to protect Matunuck Beach Road.

At the first of two budget hearings in South Kingstown, science teachers oppose two $200,000 positions in the school district.

The Narragansett School Committee met with Nancy Daley, Curriculum Director for Narragansett Schools, this week to discuss student performance over the past year on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing.

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Broad Rock Park will receive DEM funds for upgrades

April 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Thursday the recipients of matching funds for recreational open space development. Although the greatest portion of funding has been awarded to the larger, urban centers of Rhode Island, Broad Rock Park in South Kingstown will receive $53,000 for upgrades to the baseball field and Dog Park there. Another $53,000 will be matched through local capital improvement funding.

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Fellow journalists remember reporter Peter Lord

April 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Peter Lord was the essence of what every journalist should be – fair and honest and an inspiration to his readers, coworkers and students. The award-winning journalist died Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Newport. He was 60 years old.

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