Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The council declares March 10 to March 16 “Girl Scout Week” in Narragansett.
Release courtesy of Sara Delmonico, on behalf of the Southgansett troop. March 12 marks the 101st anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, and at the March 4 meeting of the Narragansett Town Council, the council proclaimed the week of March 10 to March 16 Girl Scout Week in the town. To celebrate, Girl Scouts from Narragansett presented the Town Council members with Girl Scout cookies. (See the attached video.)
Sunday, February 17, 2013
According to a copy of the contract, Narragansett’s interim town manager will be paid $111,000 a year.
Based on a copy of the contract signed by Narragansett interim town manager Richard Kerbel and sent to Patch, he will make a yearly salary of about $111,000 – $2.134.62 a week – in the position. According to dates in the contract, Kerbel and the town council president, James Callaghan, signed it on Feb. 7 in front of two witnesses. The contract agreement was first drawn up on Feb. 5. Most of the contract’s items were already benefits received either by former town manager Grady Miller, or former interim town manager and current police chief Dean Hoxsie. Other provisions and clauses in the contract: The council has a work session on Hurricane Sandy clean-up scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Both …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Want to observe the budget process? Then attend these meetings!
Friday, February 15
Interested in the Narragansett School Committee budget process this year? To help you out, the district has released a handy cheat sheet with the relevant sessions to attend. If you’re interested, print out the attached PDF. And, for your ease of use, here’s the schedule again: Want to be e-mailed when we have a new Narragansett or South Kingstown budget article? Click the “keep me posted!” button below.
A clarification to a statement made last week by Meg Rogers, plus, the council is expected to formally announce Richard Kerbel’s hiring Tuesday.
At its meeting Tuesday, the Narragansett Town Council is expected to formally announced a contract agree with new interim town manager Richard Kerbel. As of 5:30 a.m. Friday, an agenda for Tuesday’s meeting hasn’t been posted, and Kerbel’s contract hasn’t been filed on Clerkbase. However, an executive session for a contract agreement was scheduled after last Monday’s meeting. Kerbel is already listed as interim town manager on the town’s website, and he has been issued a town e-mail address. For more on last week’s hiring, read a story from Derek Gomes of The South County Independent here. For more about Kerbel’s tenure in Providence, you can find The Providence Journal’s stories here. The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. ***** …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Based on a piece by GoLocalProv, Patrick T. McDonald owes about $144,678 in fines.
Thursday, February 14
According to GoLocalProv, Narragansett resident, and former state senator and lawyer Patrick T. McDonald leads all former candidates in the state with $144,678 in fines. McDonald is the only candidate or resident from Narragansett or South Kingstown listed in the list of 30 produced by GoLocalProv. For a summary of some of the campaign finance proceedings against McDonald, click here. In October 2008, McDonald’s law license was suspended – click here for a PDF. McDonald is also facing six felony counts for financial crimes. According to online records, McDonald is due for a pre-trial conference at Kent County Superior Court on April 1. He was originally arraigned in December 2011, and since then, 16 hearings on the case have been held. (In…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Unless the Narragansett Town Council is unable to reach an agreement with Richard Kerbel, he will take over as interim town manager from Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie.
NARRAGANSETT - About an hour after he received a standing ovation from residents, the Narragansett Town Council voted 3-2 to essentially remove interim town manager Dean Hoxsie from the position. In his place, the council appointed Richard Kerbel as interim manager, which elicited a mixture of surprise and laments from the crowd of about 80 that stayed until the end of Monday night's meeting. As councilors hastily voted to adjourn the meeting moments after the vote, one person from the stunned crowd yelled, “You should be ashamed,” which was preceded and followed by murmuring and light booing. The appointment is contingent on Kerbel reaching agreement on a contract with the town, but that appears to be a formality based on comments by the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
About 11 officers were honored and recognized for promotion by the Narragansett Town Council on Monday night.
Ten officers were promoted and a proclamation was issued to the retiring deputy chief Gerald D. Driscoll at Monday’s Narragansett Town Council meeting. Driscoll was honored for his lifelong work with the department. He started with the department as a patrolman and at the time of his retirement, he was a deputy chief, second-in-command to Dean Hoxsie. Following Driscoll’s retirement, which officially took place in November 2012, the council approved a reorganization of police ranks based on a recommendation by Hoxsie. The non-union deputy chief position was eliminated, and another captain unit was added. Sean Corrigan was promoted from to this captain slot from detective lieutenant. Other promotions: Kevin O’Connor, James Wass, Brent …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Near the end of a meeting Monday night, the council agrees to interview town manager candidates in private the next two Saturdays.
NARRAGANSETT – By a 4-1 vote and after 40 minutes of debate on Monday night, the Narragansett Town Council agreed to interview candidates in a private executive session for its open town manager position on Saturday, Jan. 12, and if needed, Jan. 19. Councilor Matthew Mannix was the lone vote against, with councilors James Callaghan, Douglas McLaughlin, Glenna Hagopian and Susan Cicilline Buonanno voting for. The interviews are expected to be held sometime between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on those Saturdays. Mannix said he objected to having the meeting in an executive session, and said candidates should instead be interviewed in front of residents, given the past issues the town had had with managers. “Do I know there are drawbacks to this? Yes I…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
According to town officials, 24 cabanas are likely to be unavailable for the 2013 summer season.
NARRAGANSETT – Although repairs related to Hurricane Sandy are still ongoing, town officials estimate that about two dozen cabanas will be unavailable to start the beach season, and alternate plans have been made. In a 4-0 vote Monday night, the town council approved a plan from the Parks and Recreation Department to offer an alternate option for the displaced cabana owners. The owners of lower cabana units from 31A to 42B would be allowed to “renew” their plan at the cost of $500 this year, down from $1,750. However, the cabanas are not expected to be ready. Instead, the owners would essentially retain their benefits, sans the cabana – six vehicles on an access list, six beach passes and two transferable parking passes. One numbered …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Narragansett Town Council candidate Patrick Murray thanks all of those who supported his unsuccessful run for office.
Monday, November 26, 2012
To the editor, I would like to thank all my supporters, from the folks who signed my nomination papers back in July to those who worked the polls for me that chilly Election Day. It must be understood that I am not a politician per say but a lifelong resident who cannot stand by and watch our town be systematically razed by special interest or lackadaisical politicians who believe they have been doing a great job. I believe we have left an indelible impression with the political class in our town. Our campaign position was sixth in a five-seat race, but we were all responsible for providing constituents with a clear choice in ideology (Conservatism). This choice provides all citizens and town workers with ownership of their town …