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RI high court denies manual recount

October 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has denied a request for a manual recount in a House race that had a one-vote margin after four machine counts.
The high court on Friday refused to order a hand count of the ballots in the District 58 Democratic primary between Rep. William San Bento and challenger Carlos Tobon.

Newly refurbished TK Club makes debut

October 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Befitting its longstanding social tradition, there were smiles all around at Tuesday night's debut of the newly refurbished To Kalon Club.
Officials and employees of the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., the non-profit company which owns the landmark building, mingled and chatted over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with former members and past presidents of the legendary “TK Club,” as it is commonly known. The consensus on the completed $2 million project? Beautiful!

Concerns aired at Twin River expansion forum

October 5, 2012

LINCOLN — A Town Council forum on the expansion of Twin River into table gaming drew some concerns over the proposal Thursday evening but overall proved a favorable showcase of the casino's revenue contributions to state and local budgets.
The plus side included projections that 100 of Twin River's 900 jobs are held by local residents and another 800 by Rhode Islanders overall, and also a forecast that the expansion will create 350 new in-house jobs along with 300 others in supporting businesses.

Times launches new publication

October 5, 2012

The Times is launching a new weekly magazine entitled “Burbs,” which replaces our weekly “Neighbors.” The free publication will be mailed/delivered to non-subscribers of The Times and contain stories and sports from our communities.
“Burbs” will also include entertainment, what’s hot in the world of apps, games, songs and books, as well as a list of things to do in Providence and surrounding communities, traffic advisories, a kids’ page and the best places to dine.

Union workers lash out at privatization

October 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Angry sanitation workers and other union employees lashed out at Mayor Donald Grebien at a community meeting at the Curtis Elementary School Thursday night over his apparent decision to privatize the city-run trash services.
Grebien said he has decided to move ahead with the process of entering into a five-year contract with MTG Disposal, of Seekonk, Mass., to handle the city’s trash pick up and recycling.
He said that MTG was the lowest bidder of the waste hauling firms that had responded to a request for proposals that the city had put out in the spring.

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