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August 28th, 2014

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.

Chariho finishes fantastic NYBA season

August 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—The Chariho Green eighth-graders weren’t victorious during Thursday night’s playoff game of the Narragansett Summer Basketball League, but they did accomplish something that very few Chariho middle school basketball teams have—an invite to the summer league postseason.
The single-elimination tournament included four teams moving on to play in the playoff rounds: South Kingstown, Chariho Green, and two North Kingstown teams. Green entered as the third best team playing and they would be matched up against a tough gritty South Kingstown team that had one loss on their resume.

EGFD retirees suing Town over health care

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A fire is now brewing in the courts between retired firefighters and the Town of East Greenwich regarding the health coverage switch that took place last month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Lehoullier withdraws from SC candidacy

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — There will be one less name on the November ballot, particularly involving the East Greenwich School Committee.
Kristin Lehoullier, who was planning on running for one of the four available seats on the School Committee this election year, said Monday that she withdrew herself from consideration for a spot on the governing body for the East Greenwich School District, citing work-related reasons would have hindered her ability to properly participate on the School Committee if elected.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cigar shop given OK to sell liquor

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local cigar shop will now serve up drinks to customers to go along with their choice of smokes.
Members of the East Greenwich Town Council unanimously approved the application for a new Class BV
SHOP, from 1
Alcoholic Beverage License with Victualing for Regency Cigar Emporium, located at 752 Main St., during Monday’s regular meeting at Town Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Creativity comes alive at East Greenwich Art Festival

August 28, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – Art in a box took on a whole new meaning at the East Greenwich Art Festival this past weekend. That theme – which has marked the three previous Festival Fete events on the campus of New England Tech each August – was brought to life in the form of jewelry-maker Lianna Michelle’s tools.
Each female ear, neck and wrist is unique, so, as any of 2,000 guests strolled by her tent, Lianna Michelle opened her tool box, pulled out her needle nose pliers, her round nose pliers, crimps, findings, and customized her original jewelry to the wearer’s demands.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DiBello settles with Charlestown for $450,000

August 28, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Lisa DiBello settled a lawsuit with the Town of Charlestown for $450,000 in an agreement mediated by retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank. J. Williams. The town council issued a Memorandum of Understanding in which DiBello will receive $318,000 and her attorneys, Savage and Savage, will receive $132,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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