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April 3rd, 2014

Simple twist of fate ends in tragedy for navy pilot

April 3, 2014

HOPKINTON – It was the last thing Clifford Albert Langworthy expected to see as he drove toward Alton, a little after eleven o’clock in the morning on Dec. 13, 1945; a plane spinning around in the sky then disappearing somewhere among the hills up ahead. He watched the blue expanse above him, waiting to see the plane turn back up toward the clouds. However, what he saw instead was a plume of dark smoke rising in the distance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho budget referendum takes place Tuesday

April 3, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – The Chariho financial referendum is next Tuesday, April 8.

Town officials are encouraging voters in the three towns, which includes a proposed $556,667 reduction in total contributions from the member towns.

The Chariho School Committee approved the budget March 11.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State files suit over Misquamicut Beach access

April 3, 2014

WESTERLY - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has filed a lawsuit against six defendants with houses abutting Misquamicut Beach in an attempt to solidify beach access laws and erase “faulty” 1969 and 1970 survey plans that the state believes zoned the area incorrectly.

“This is the case of two faulty survey plans,” said the state’s summary of facts. “These drawings, made in 1969 and 1970, were respectively used by two individual beach-front owners to usurp the arrangements crafted six decades beforehand in the original subdivision. However, an established plat is not so easily uprooted.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wawaloam granted recreation license

April 3, 2014

RICHMOND – The town council voted 5-0 Tuesday to grant a seasonal recreational facilities license to Wawaloam Reservation Inc.

Located at 510 Gardiner Road, Wawaloam Campground currently has 310 campsites and is in the process of constructing an additional 130 special overflow campsites, according to Wawaloam’s attorney, George Comolli.

The application before the council was for 430 sites, but Council Vice President Henry Oppenheimer said he wasn’t comfortable with approving a license for sites that have yet to be built.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 2nd

Boxcar Lilies to perform this weekend at Wakefield Music

April 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Wakefield Music Concert Series that began almost twenty years ago with a performance by Hand to Mouth and has hosted a variety of musicians from the Indulto Flamenco Duo to Yang Wei, a Chinese Pipa player, will kick off the 2014 year with a performance by the Boxcar Lilies and local musician Esmeree Skye.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Prout School presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

April 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Prout School is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” beginning this Friday.

This is Theater Director Vivian Humphrey’s first musical at the school. In the fall she directed her first production at Prout, two-one act comedies – “The Chronicles of Jane, Book 7” and “This is a Test.”

Humphrey said 44 students are on-stage in “Beauty and the Beast” and another 16 work backstage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bill would raise legal for tobacco purchase to 21

April 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - House Bill 7759, a bill that would bring the legal age of tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, was heard by the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare on Friday.

Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D-Dist. 34 - South Kingstown, Narragansett) introduced the bill and has felt strongly about the need to increase the age since she was introduced to statistics regarding the typical age of first-time and, subsequently, life-long smokers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI researcher’s funny video has serious message on ticks

April 2, 2014

KINGSTON–The cheesy movie, Sharknado became a viral sensation last August, and it inspired a team of University of Rhode Island researchers and social media experts. The result was Ticknado, a video short played for laughs but with a serious message.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walk audit in SK reveals lack of sidewalk in critical areas

April 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Picking up trash and clearing gutters with muddy boots along the way, a team of seven walked the area of the South Kingstown Public Safety Complex to determine the walkability of the nearby roads.

Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D - Dist. 34 - South Kingstown, Narragansett), Eugenia Marks, Keith Vorhaben, Bob and Karen Votava, Jennifer Donachy Judge and a Narragansett Times reporter-turned-notetaker ended the Walk Audit with very similar data on the public safety aspect of the roads that meet at the Saugatucket and Curtis Corner intersection. Tanzi referred to the situation as “a treacherous lack of walkable space.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Localized flooding shuts down Bonnet Shores causeway

April 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Following a weekend of heavy rain, the town experienced some localized flooding, most of which has subsided with the exception of the Bonnet Shores causeway.

The causeway remains closed, according to Mike DiCicco, superintendent of operations for the Narragansett Public Works Department.

DiCicco said the causeway will likely remain closed until the end of the week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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