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April 24th, 2014

URI to host 15th annual Hempfest this weekend in Kingston

April 24, 2014

KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will host the 15th annual Hempfest music festival this Saturday.

The event, held at URI, will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and is aimed at creating awareness around marijuana policy in Rhode Island.

“This is a huge year for Rhode Island in terms of marijuana policy,” said Emily Cotter, treasurer of the URI chapter of SSDP.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wakefield resident to hold book signing tonight

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Wakefield resident Patricia Hinkley is launching her book, “Claiming Space – Finding Stillness that Inspires Action,” in Rhode Island today at Food for Thought.

“It’s basically about taking time for yourself and stepping back so that you can get a sense of what’s going on in you and take actions that are healthy for you and enhance your well-being,” Hinkley said Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Narragansett employee pleads no contest to stealing fuel from the town

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Former Narragansett Parks and Recreation employee Raymond P. Beaudry was terminated last week following a no contest plea in Fourth District Court.

Beaudry, 58, of 51 Oak Ridge Road, Charlestown, pleaded no contest to one count of larceny under $1,500. Judge Joseph P. Ippolito Jr. assessed Beaudry a $500 fine plus court costs and ordered him to pay restitution to the town.

Beaudry was accused of stealing about $86.82 worth of diesel fuel from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board approves subdivision at site of driving range

April 24, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The planning board voted 4-1 last week to approve a three-lot minor commercial subdivision at 1141 Boston Neck Road, the former site of the Narragansett Driving Range.

The planning board, with the exception of Chair Terence Fleming, approved the proposed subdivision with several conditions. At that same meeting, the planning board held a site review for Cumberland Farms, one of the businesses proposed to be located at the Boston Neck Road site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local police host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Tomorrow, local police departments will once again open their doors to those who wish to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs in an effort to remove the potential for abuse.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a program sponsored by the DEA, began in 2010 and has collected more than 3 million pounds of pills throughout its existence.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community inspired by SK youth’s cancer battle

April 24, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The true strength of a community is shown through its ability to pull through the toughest of times. For the people of South Kingstown, these dark hours were found in the struggle of a local teen and baseball player.

Eight months ago, South Kingstown High School junior Doug Barlow was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and it appeared his days as a normal student athlete were over. Rather than let this young man battle alone, the people of his school, church, town and teams pulled together to give him the greatest gift they could, support.

Avengers poised for title run

April 24, 2014

The goal for the East Greenwich boys tennis team last year was to get acclimated at the highest level in the state, all the while maintain the dominant play on the courts that has made the Avengers one of the strongest teams in Division II for the last several years.

Now, EG has an even loftier goal in their sophomore season in Division I.

Make it back to Slater Park.

EG boys tennis continues to rule the courts this spring

April 24, 2014

LINCOLN – The match between East Greenwich and Lincoln this past Thursday featured two tennis teams on completely different paths. The East Greenwich Avengers have cruised to a 4-1 record to begin their season, and find themselves on top of Division I-Meta A. The Lincoln Lions, however, were winless entering Thursday’s match, and were slowly sinking to the bottom of the same division.

When the two teams met, they both continued on their respective paths, as East Greenwich easily cruised to a 7-0 victory over Lincoln. The Avengers (5-1) dominated the Lions (0-6) all afternoon in both singles and doubles play. Not only did Lincoln not win a single set, but they were only victorious in two games, both of them coming in doubles play. Clearly, East Greenwich showed why they are the “team to beat” in the division.

Chargers break in the fourth

April 24, 2014

WEST WARWICK — When the ball left Dustin Jarrett’s bat, it appeared the West Warwick baseball team was about to turn a double play. And then, moments before the ball was about to disappear into the glove of West Warwick second baseman Matt Grenier, the ball struck the base umpire.

Somehow, even though the ball wasn’t struck with much venom, the umpire failed to get out of the way of the ball and the break allowed Chariho to score three runs against lefty starter Tommy Doran.

Grand slams send Chariho to victory

April 24, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The Chariho fastpitch softball team burst out of the dugout and rushed home plate to welcome teammate Emily Hollister after she rounded the bases. The senior had just nailed a home run on a full count in the Tuesday’s second inning to put the Chargers on the scoreboard with Woonsocket. The Chariho team was down by two after the Villa Novans scored runs off an error in the first, but as the final score would indicate, the Charger girls were just warming up.

“We were pretty solid defensively,” said coach Dave Petrocelli after Tuesday’s 8-2 triumph at Chariho High School. “We got good pitching from [sophomore] Kailee Morgan and [senior] India O’Neil and that’s something we needed. We needed a win today.”

 

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