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Name change lawsuit needs work

December 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Legal representatives of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) and the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck and Narragansett Chambers of Commerce met in court on Tuesday to present their statements regarding SKCC’s name change to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. A number of chambers in Washington County joined together in November to form the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island and have filed a lawsuit against SKCC for the name change, deeming it a hostile maneuver to weaken the strength of chambers of commerce throughout southern Rhode Island

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December 16, 2011

Though the fall college semester is coming to a close, it has not slowed news down at the University of Rhode Island. In today's paper, we have a story about how one East Greenwich's plans to introduce a bill has sparked debate across the state on whether campus police should carry guns.

We also have the story on President Dooley's proposed retirement incentive program for faculty and non-classified staff.

With the holidays fast approaching, the Courthouse Center for the Arts has begun its production of "Home for the Holidays", CCA’s take on Christmas time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK applies to reclassify shoreline

December 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of South Kingstown has requested the Coastal Resources Management Council to reclassify part of the Matunuck shoreline to allow for more protective measures for the eroding road.
The town seeks to reclassify the segment of shoreline south of Matunuck Beach Road to the Ocean Mist Bar from the existing Type 1 “coastal headlands, bluffs and cliffs” designation to Type 2“manmade shorelines” classification. This will affect 11 properties along the road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education becomes tech-savy

December 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Classrooms are leaving behind the dust clapped off chalkboard erasers and moving toward virtual desktops and N-computing. However, library media specialist at Peace Dale Elementary Martha Badigian said technology in the classroom is just another tool for educating students and does not replace the traditional paper and pencil.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Village Liquors appeals to the state for liquor license

December 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It’s round three in the fight for a fifth Class A liquor license in town.

Last Tuesday, Dec. 6, the owner of Village Liquors, a proposed 1,742 square foot wine boutique at South County Commons petitioned the state Department of Business Regulation liquor administrator for relief from its denial of a Class A liquor license. John Pagliarini, attorney and husband for the wine shop owner Susan Pagliarini of East Greenwich cited indiscretion, improper amendment procedures and notification.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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December 14, 2011

The holidays are coming, but that hasn't slowed down the towns from moving forward in their plans.

In today's paper, we have a story about Narragansett Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala predicts for next year's school budget.

In South Kingstown, the town has also applied to reclassify the Matunuck shoreline from Type 1 to Type 2 to allow for the creation of manmade structures.

Village Liquors, the proposed wine boutique at South County Commons has filed suit against the South Kingstown Town Council for a fifth license.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dugway Bridge reopens today

December 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – West Kingston residents can now rejoice. The north and south sides of the Dugway Bridge are reunited after the bridge reopened yesterday at 4 p.m.

Town Manager Stephen Alfred said Monday night the bridge is open to use by vehicles and small trucks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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