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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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Alfred, O’Neill support new state pension plan

October 26, 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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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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Preview today's Narragansett Times

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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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

NEARI leaders see major flaws in Raimondo’s pension plan

October 21, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – General Treasurer Gina Raimondo touted the pension plan proposed Tuesday night during a special legislative session as fair, but local National Education Association union leaders are seeing it in a different light.

Immediately following Governor Lincoln D. Chafee’s and Raimondo’s introduction of the plan, unions, specifically National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEARI) didn’t hide their disapproval and told lawmakers they will challenge the bill in court for breaking promises made to state employees.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State leaders hatch a hybrid pension plan

October 21, 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

Narragansett woman arrested on murder charge

October 21, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—-Narragansett Police officers apprehended Cara L. Rintala, 45, at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. Rintala has been indicted by the Hampshire Grand Jury in Massachusetts on the 2010 murder of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, 37, in their former home at 18 Barton Street in Granby, Massachusetts.

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