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Debate continues on response costs

December 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a motion to adopt the recently proposed ordinance which would allow the town to recoup ‘response’ costs at homes which police have engaged in multiple disturbances. Members of the public and representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were on hand Monday evening to express their support and reservations regarding the language and potential implementation of the ordinance.

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Barden sees inequity in homeless shelter funding

December 12, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Executive Director of the Welcome House of South County Linda Barden sees an inequity of funding for homeless shelters in Washington County, a situation she predicts may lead some to freeze in their homes this winter.

For FY 2012, Welcome House received $40,000 from the Rhode Island Consolidated Homeless Fund (CHF). This amounts to $4,000 to $5,000 less than last year. The Welcome House of South County has been providing emergency shelter and transitional and permanent housing to homeless residents of Washington County since 1987.

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It’s winter wonderland this weekend in South Kingstown

December 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It will start to look a lot like Christmas this weekend as holiday festivals and tree lighting ceremonies turn South Kingstown into a winter wonderland.

This weekend on Saturday, Dec. 3, candle lights will shine on the Kingston Village as it celebrates its 127th annual holiday fair and South Kingstown residents can light up the Village Green the following day during the tree lighting ceremony.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

December 2, 2011

This weekend all across South County, towns are celebrating the start of the holiday season with visits from Santa and tree lighting ceremonies. Inside today's paper we have what events are taking place in Narragansett and South Kingstown.

The Special Commission on Reapportionment met Thursday at the South Kingstown High School during one of the final public hearings before it finalizes its plan to reconfigure the district lines to reflect population changes. At the meeting, several South County leaders said what they hoped the outcome of the new districts would be.

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RITBA prepares to hoist sunken barge

December 1, 2011

The Rhode Island Transit and Bridge Authority is making preparations to raise a 300-ton barge which sank on October 30 during a nor’easter which brought heavy winds across Narragansett Bay. The barge, which rests in approximately 100 feet of water, was carrying out structural repairs and re-painting on the Pell Bridge. On Monday morning, state officials were brought out to the Chesapeake 1000, the salvage vessel responsible for hauling up the sunken barge, to learn about the specific nature of raising such a large ship from the bottom of Narragansett Bay.

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Rebels football season comes to an end

November 30, 2011

The South Kingstown Rebels football season ended last night after a loss to Hendricken. Ryan Brannigan threw a touchdown and ran for two more and the Hendricken defense returned two interceptions for scores as the defending Division I champion Hawks advanced to the Super Bowl with a 42-14 win over South Kingstown. Narragansett was also defeated last night as the Mariners fell to Middletown, 38-22.

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Liquor stores keep competition at bay

November 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Battle lines were drawn and the four current liquor stores won the fight for now after the town council decided to keep the number of Class A retail liquor licenses at four.

The council voted 4-1 Monday night with Vice President Carol Hagan McEntee dissenting to keep the current number of licenses, thereby denying the application by an East Greenwich woman Susan Pagliarini to open up Village Liquors, a proposed 1,742 square foot wine boutique in the South County Commons.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 30, 2011

Monday night the South Kingstown Town Council voted to keep the number of liquor licenses at four, dashing the hopes of one East Greenwich woman to open up a wine boutique, Village Liquors at the South County Commons. Check out today's paper to find out how Village Liquors and the four current liquor store owners opposing the increase made their cases.

Also inside today's paper, read how Narragansett is leaving National Grid for Direct Energy, an alternative energy provider for municipalities across North America.

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Locals speak out on bike shop relocation

November 25, 2011

NARRAGANSETT — A large group of community members gathered at the town hall on Monday evening to voice their stance regarding the proposed relocation of Narragansett Bikes to 922 Boston Neck Road. The property, currently owned by Raymond J. Giusti, has been the topic of scrutiny over the past months because of the zoning issues which have been brought to the attention of the Planning Board and town council.

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Small business Saturday encourages local shopping

November 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – This Saturday rather than head out to the big chain stores in the commercial malls, a national movement sparked last year by American Express is promoting shoppers to shop locally at small businesses.

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