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UFD Chief Perry to retire next week

July 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 10 years as chief of the Union Fire District, Bob Perry is retiring next Monday.
Perry, who has been a firefighter for 47 years, said he has been planning to retire for a couple years, either in December or next June, but the Union Fire District Board of Wardens asked him to leave sooner. While Perry said he requested to leave in December or January, he said the board insisted he leave Aug. 4.
When asked why the board wanted him to leave so soon Perry said, “I don’t want to get into that.”
Still, he said he is happy to be retiring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Efforts continue to get RI fishermen a seat on MAFMC

July 29, 2014

For nearly a decade Rhode Island has been trying to obtain a seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed continued those efforts this week when Rhode Island was added to the list of seven states with voting representation on the MAFMC in the latest version of the Senate Commerce Committee’s draft Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee prepares for new school year

July 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett School Committee convened for the regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss issues regarding the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Of particular concern to the committee members were proposed updates to the student handbooks for all three schools, bus route changes, attendance policies, and new legislative strides that will positively affect the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Efforts continue to get RI fishermen a seat on MAFMC

July 28, 2014

For nearly a decade Rhode Island has been trying to obtain a seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed continued those efforts this week when Rhode Island was added to the list of seven states with voting representation on the MAFMC in the latest version of the Senate Commerce Committee’s draft Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Enjoy a family day at the beach, gratis

July 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - All Rhode Island state beach parking and salt water fishing will be free on the last Sunday of this month, July 27, in honor of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s Annual Governor’s Bay Day. The event, a state tradition since 1989, will be a day of fun for families to get outdoors and enjoy one of Rhode Island’s most treasured attractions – its coastline.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequino says Narragansett won’t be receiving MRBRF funds

July 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Contrary to previously published reports, Narragansett has not and will not receive funding from the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund this year, according to Bill Sequino, executive director of the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – If you’ve ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. Several state officials gathered in Galilee on Friday morning to tour the Great Island Bridge, one of many in the state that is in disrepair and in dyer need of updates. The tour comes from a report from the White House released last week detailing state-by-state road conditions as well as a recent shortfall in funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters promoted by town council

July 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Brian Lemme and Kevin McEnery, two firefighters who were recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, were pinned and sworn in at the regular Narragansett Town Council meeting on Monday evening. The council also honored the retirement of Richard “Dickey” White, a former police officer who provided many years of service to the Narragansett Police Department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Summer tourism looks promising

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - As summertime in Rhode Island nears the mid-way point, reports from local businesses and town employees show a promising outlook despite the lack of sun and warm weather thus far in 2014.
South Kingstown Town Beach is one of the local attractions that garnered increased attention this year, according to Teresa Murphy, director of leisure services in the town.
“We had a great year - the 2013-14 year that ended June 30,” said Murphy on Monday. “We had $15,000 exceeding our revenue. We had budgeted $110,000 and we brought in $125,000.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK native Czernicki carves out unique career

July 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Elizabeth Czernicki was a South Kingstown resident first.
Now, she is the co-founder and treasurer of the Marine Semper Fi Fund, a certified public accountant, a business owner, a military wife and the mayor of Occaquan, Virginia, where she now lives.
From South Kingstown High School, Czernicki attended Colby College in Maine where she met her husband, Lt. Erik Quist, who served three tours of duty in the Middle East after 9/11. Since his deployment, he has risen to the rank of Major.

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