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School Committee tables pension vote

October 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Some of the school committee members feel the pension system is being resolved on the backs of the teachers. At Tuesday night’s meeting they tabled voting on a resolution to the next meeting so that they could craft one more specific to their concerns, including raising the retirement age to age 67.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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October 28, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, find out more about the attempted abduction case from last Sunday. The suspect, Matthew Klotz has ended up back in court Wednesday. Also, we have a story from our sister newspaper, The Chariho Times on the evolving case of Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, arrested for procurement of alcoholic beverages, which may have lead to the accident of four Chariho students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Grant to fund new facility in Galilee

October 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council accepted a grant last week for the design and construction of a multi-jurisdictional port facility in Galilee. The grant, totaling $600,000, has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through their Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local businessman gets the dirt on pension

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 2008, Larry Fish could sense the economy going south.

Two years later when General Treasurer Gina Raimondo promised to remake the state pension system that was dragging finances across cities and towns, Fish found hope in a dismal business climate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Alfred, O’Neill support new state pension plan

October 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred said he supports the proposed state pension plan announced last Tuesday during a special legislative session at the State House in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Attempted abduction suspect arrested

October 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—This past Monday, Matthew Klotz, 27, of 33 Hopkins St., Stonington Connecticut, was arraigned in Fourth District court by the Honorable Mary McCaffery. Klotz was arrested on Sunday after having allegedly attempted to abduct a 20 year-old woman who was jogging along Ocean Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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October 26, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, find out how police arrested the suspect in the attempted abduction this weekend of a female jogger, what South Kingstown leaders and a local businessman think about the proposed state pension plan, and what Narragansett officials are planning for the port of Galilee.

All and more inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Collective bargaining agreements in place

October 24, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council passed a motion to approve and authorize three-year collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with Local 1033 of the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council and Local 1589 of the International Association of Firefighters. Both agreements are the culmination of a number of meetings which have taken place over the past months to gather input from town employees and firefighters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett tribe represented at ‘Carcieri Fix’ hearings

October 23, 2011

A Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing was held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 13, to consider and review the countrywide effects of the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar that found Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, did not have authority to take Narragansett Indian tribal land into federal trust.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State leaders hatch a hybrid pension plan

October 22, 2011

PROVIDENCE – A new hybrid plan that combines a traditional pension guarantee with a 401(K)-style plan, a suspension of cost-of-living increases for Rhode Island’s retired government workers for up to 19 years, and a higher retirement age up to 67 years old for current workers 51 years of age are what Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo propose will save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7.3 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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