Matthew Riley, former Narragansett Police officer (and now a guest of the Federal Bureau of Prisons), will, based on a 30-year retirement period (he retired at 50), collect a total of $2.5M courtesy of Narragansett taxpayers.
Why do we punish the exact people we say we are trying to attract?
Every three years, by law, each town in Rhode Island re-assesses the value of all property. The overall result is a recalibration of property taxes based on how values have changed. All things being equal, half of land owners see an increase and half see a decrease depending upon where in relation to the median value increase they fall.
A quick thank you for the vision of the Narragansett Town Council to include funding for pickleball courts in this year’s budget. Pickleball is a sport growing in popularity with both senior citizens as well as youngsters.
The North Kingstown School Department recently released its 2019 “Report Card” to the community. It is a snazzy, four-color print job paid for from the department’s budget.
In the past few years America has seen an increase in politically motivated violence. A recent CNN article asserts that the warning signs for such fatal violence are usually on full display on social media, before the violence actually occurs. Certainly, that is easy enough to figure out.
Legislators who publicly administered a tongue-lashing against Director Trista Piccola of the DCYF want to punish those criminally culpable for the horrifying death of yet another child in state care.
My daughter, Erica Connolly, is the art teacher at Melrose Elementary School in Jamestown. Every year she does a huge art show to showcase the year’s work of all her students.
Rhode Island is stuck and it is becoming harder to retain our resident tax base, let alone maintain and grow programs and services in our stagnant economy. It is time for the .5% sales tax cut that was promised by our legislators in 2011 to be enacted.
The cultural lights were dimmed over Narragansett on the night of June 3 when three council members led by the council president, Matthew Mannix, decided to deeply slash the library budget.
Over the past year my family and I travel three to four times a week to the many towns visiting different dog parks to exercise and socialize our two dogs.
The recent choice to feature a caricature of an indigenous person as a float in the SK Memorial Day parade was surprising, and to me, deeply regrettable.