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Town Council continues motion to approve $30,000 to fix break room

September 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Narragansett Town Council continued a motion to approve $29,980 of kitchen improvements to the break room at the town hall. Some town employees, however, have taken umbrage with spending budget dollars on a project which they deem as an unnecessary expenditure.

“Bottom line is that this renovation request is a waste of tax payer's money and is in bad taste during a time of economic hardship,” said one employee. “This break room can be updated for significantly less and still fulfill the needs of Town employees.”

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Dugway Bridge slated for replacement

September 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Dugway Bridge will unite West Kingston once more.

The Dugway Bridge in West Kingston closed in January due to ongoing deterioration and with its closing went the ease of passage residents had in getting to their homes and between the north and south sides of the area. West Kingston was left divided. Yet, plans are moving forward to replace the bridge with a similar steel and timber bridge after the town council approved two construction bids at Monday night’s meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Times wins 2011 NE Newspaper of the Year

September 15, 2011

Great News! The Narragansett Times has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 New England Newspaper of the Year. Thank you to all our readers who make it all worthwhile.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 14, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out why the town of Narragansett decided to hire the Woods Hole Group to study beach erosion. Also inside, West Kingston Principal Kim Mather tells how teachers and students survived the start of the first day of school without power. The Times will also inform you on what the town of South Kingstown finally decided to do in regards to the Dugway Bridge in West Kingston. Pick up a copy of today's paper!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walking the home stretch for Sept. 11

September 12, 2011

Hundreds of miles and five weeks later Joe “Tiger” Patrick is reaching the place, where his life changed forever on Sept. 11, Ground Zero, New York City.

On Aug. 7, Patrick began a journey taking a train to Washington D.C. and then walking from the Pentagon  to Shanksville Pa, and on to New York City in one month just in time to reach Ground Zero on Sept. 11. Along his trip, he travelled to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to Shankesville, Penn., to Ground Zero in New York to honor the fallen victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking News: Michael Woodmansee to get out of prison tomorrow

September 8, 2011

CRANSTON – Michael Woodmansee, who killed South Kingstown's five-year old Jason Foreman in 1975 will be early released today, two days before his scheduled release.

“The [Foreman] family is upset and rightfully so. This is the third release date change from when they first heard back in the spring that he was being released early after serving only 29 years of a 40 year prison sentence,” Erik Wallin, the Foreman's lawyer said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woodmansee release postponed again due to bad behavior

September 6, 2011

CRANSTON – Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee has been ordered to stay in prison a little while longer due to a disciplinary infraction he committed in prison on Aug. 20.

Woodmansee was scheduled to be released Thursday, Sept. 1 but after he failed to stand for the prison count, his release date was pushed back to Sunday, Sept. 11, Rhode Island Department of Corrections spokeswoman, Tracy Zeckhausen said. The convicted child killer has agreed to commit himself voluntarily to a state mental health facility rather than be released into the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK teachers cast vote of no confidence

September 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although NEA-South Kingstown and the school committee came to an agreement on the collective bargaining agreement for teachers Tuesday, Aug. 17, the teacher’s union was still unsatisfied. The teachers expressed that dissatisfaction Tuesday with a single vote, a vote of no confidence for South Kingstown School Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Late start to school frustrates SK parents

September 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Christine Girous said her 5 year old daughter was excited for the first day of school and ready to start kindergarten. But, after South Kingstown Schools have postponed the start of school from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 and then to Sept. 6, parents and their children are beginning to get a little stir crazy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Check out what's inside The Narragansett Times today

September 2, 2011

It's only a few days after Tropical Storm Irene but residents are still feeling its affects. In today's paper find out how parents in South Kingstown are feeling after school was delayed one week and how area businesses coped with the power loss. Also, read about how the Union Firefighters made the damage from the storm less than what it could have been.

Pick up a copy of Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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