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Archive - 2014

September 3rd

Tough opening for Rhody Men’s Soccer

September 3, 2014

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island Men’s Soccer team opened up their season at home this past Friday night with a frustrating 1-1 tie against Seton Hall University, as the Pirates scored a goal late in the second half of play to force the draw, after the game reached two overtimes.

Special Olympics ‘Field of Dreams’ in 10th year

September 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Almost every athlete growing up has either watched or heard about the iconic sports movie “Field of Dreams.” This past Wednesday night, Special Olympic athletes’ had the chance to resurrect their own baseball dreams, playing in the 10th annual Field of Dreams softball classic held at Lischio Field in North Kingstown.

Basil’s in Narragansett closing after 31 years

September 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After 31 years of serving Narragansett residents some of the areas highest quality French-style cuisine, Basil’s Restaurant of Narragansett will be closing its doors for the final time at the end of this summer.
“It was a nice run,” said owner and executive chef Vasilios Kourakis who opened the restaurant with wife Kathy on Mother’s Day in 1984.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tetzner versus Tanzi

September 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The row over debates between incumbent Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D - Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) and challenger Stephen Tetzner appears to be in deadlock as Tetzner claims that Tanzi refuses to schedule a solid date for a debate; Tanzi claims that she is working out the details.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Highland Farm’s “Trails to Terror” construction complete

September 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The annual tradition of pulling a group of terrified children, teenagers and adults in an open wagon through a horror movie-like set complete with actors in professional makeup continues this year in South Kingstown with Highland Farms’ Trails to Terror.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 28th

A good run for NK National summer hockey

August 28, 2014

WEST WARWICK—The Rhode Island Summer Hockey league wrapped up its National Conference regular season and playoffs this past week in West Warwick as North Kingstown and the Saints battled it out till the end, but the Saints eventually won 3-2; they went on to claim the summer league championship against East Providence.
North Kingstown entered the ice strong during the first half with a 2-0 lead thanks to Cam Minor and Ian Morgan. Minor started it all off with a goal at the 1:37 mark of the first period, which was assisted by team captain Liam Rial.

NK Gold wins eighth grade championship

August 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—It was a tremendous summer for the North Kingstown Gold eighth-grade basketball team as they entered the Narragansett Basketball Youth League as the premier first seed before going on to defeat local rivals North Kingstown Blue in the semi-finals and South Kingstown for the championship title.
In this opening game of last Thursday’s playoff matchups, NK Gold knocked off NK Blue by a margin of 20 points and the number two seed—South Kingstown—slipped by Chariho Green with an outstanding comeback in the middle of the second half to win, 42-37.

Gamba, Costa criticized for edited poster

August 28, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—District 32 candidate Sharon Gamba has received a fair share of criticism over the past week by placing her name on a poster promoting North Kingstown resident and country music artist Tim Charron’s free concert, which took place last night. The poster was originally designed and approved by the concert organizer, the North Kingstown Arts Council, and distributed in the Aug. 21 edition of The Northeast Independent, a move which was not approved by the council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tempers flare at school committee meeting

August 28, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Frustration boiled over at Tuesday’s North Kingstown School Committee meeting as members had to wait for a quorum before commencing the voting portion of the agenda. With only three other members present, committee member William Mudge left the meeting without explanation.
Committee chair Kimberly Page asked Mudge to return, but he left the auditorium. Because committee members Robert Jones, Cheryl Clarkin, and Lynda Avanzato were not present, Mudge’s absence left the committee without a quorum through which votes could be passed or denied.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI Women’s Soccer off to great start

August 28, 2014

KINGSTON—URI Women’s Soccer opened their 2014 season this week starting on Friday against in-state rival Providence College before hosting their home-opener on Sunday against Fairfield.
The two games were nearly the perfect start that URI Women’s Head Coach Mike Needham was looking for, as they left Providence in a 1-1 two-overtime draw and then snuck out a thrilling 1-0 shutout to lift the young Rams to 1-0-1 in the early season.

 

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