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Court rules against schools

November 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala briefed the School Committee Wednesday evening on the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision concerning select school systems refusal of payment for the Rhode Island School of the Deaf. In July, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist issued a court order against a number of school systems in order to recoup monies withheld by those schools in order to fund tuition fees for the School for the Deaf.

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November 23, 2011

Last week, the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act to reform the state pension system became law. In today's paper, local legislators explain why they voted yes or no to the bill.

We also have news on a fire that broke out in the north end of Narragansett early Saturday morning, damaging a two-story duplex residence.

In today's paper, we also have why the American Civil Liberties Union disapproves Narragansett's proposal for a new ordinance to recoup ‘response costs’ in relation to disturbances caused at rental properties.

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Erosion solution foggy in Matunuck

November 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The debate on how to save Matunuck Beach Road is eroding the peace yet again.

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Sipala re-appointed by school committee

November 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett School Committee announced Wednesday evening that they have re-appointed Superintendent Katherine Sipala for another term of three years. Sipala, who has served as Superintendent of Schools in Narragansett for the past six years, has received warm praise from her colleagues, from teachers of all grade levels to members of the school committee.

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November 18, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, we have a story about why the Ocean Mist and Tara Joyce's Family Pub oppose South Kingstown's application to put up a bulkhead wall on Matunuck Beach Road.

The Narragansett School Committee reappointed Superintendent Sipala for another three years.

We also have a story on the new wind turbine installed at Fishermen’s Memorial Campground in Narragansett.

All and more inside The Narragansett Times.

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SK supports pension reform

November 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Knowing that without pension reform, South Kingstown faces an unfunded liability of $19.7 million for its municipal employee retirement system, the Town Council supports pension reform and last week's amendments to the state pension bill.

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Businesses left in the dark on LED signs

November 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The four corners of the commercial highway zoning district will remain in the dark at least until February as the business community has to wait again to find out if they can use LED signs to brighten their future.

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November 16, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out whether Wakefield businesses will now be able to use electronic LED lights to advertise. Also, the Narragansett Town Council approved a new ordinance to increase the late fee for property owners who need to register their rental homes with the town.

A day before the General Assembly votes on the state pension bill, The Times has two stories on what Governor Lincoln Chafee and the South Kingstown Town Council think about last week's new amendments to the bill.

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Whitehouse and Reed speak during ‘Get Off Oil’ forum

November 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to a captivated audience of students, state representatives, and environmental advocates at the ‘Get Off Oil’ Forum, held this past Friday at Brown University. Two panels of local experts, from professors to businessmen convened to speak about various aspects regarding the globe’s reliance on fossil fuels which impact many facets of our everyday activities.

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Renters party at a cost

November 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council passed a motion on Monday evening aimed at cutting down further the amount and nature of disturbances in Narragansett related to property rentals. The new ordinance seeks to recoup costs for responding police officers to rental properties which have repeatedly violated the town’s public nuisances laws.

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