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Rhode Island Land Trust Days underway

August 7, 2015

The fourth annual Rhode Island Land Trust Days kicked off Friday in South Kingstown. Events will continue statewide through Oct. 4.
Rupert Friday, executive director of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, said the goal of Land Trust Days is to get people out and exploring protected areas in their communities.
“Part of why we’re doing Land Trust Days, is a couple years ago, we looked at what the Land Trust Council should be doing, and we found that people don’t know what land trusts are,” he said.

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Narragansett Town Council begins strategy to prevent shoreline fatalities

August 7, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued a discussion on increasing awareness and signage in the area of Newton Ave near Hazard Rocks to prevent future deaths and injuries following the death of a 14-year-old girl last month. The council voted to direct town staff to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce fatalities in the area while keeping the sites free and open.

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Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

Trump Jolts First GOP Debate
A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, leaving his onstage rivals to compete for attention.

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Local singer songwriter to perform at Narragansett Music Series

July 31, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – Mary Pierce, a singer/songwriter of Celtic Folk music, will be performing in Narragansett on August 14 as part of the 2015 Summer Concert Series. Although Pierce was born and raised in Connecticut, she has been a resident of Narragansett in the past and has many family roots in the town. In an interview, she said she looks forward to coming back to share her music.
The artist currently has two albums “Miles Away” (2011) and “Dublin Bay” (2012) and is working on a third, untitled work which will likely be released by the end of the summer.

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Local expert helps rescue shark from Chatham beach

July 31, 2015

Within reach of sunbathers and sandcastle builders, last Monday a great white shark launched himself onto South Beach in Chatham, Mass., reportedly chasing a seagull shore dinner. The young seven-foot male Carcharodon carcharias was then unable to return to the sea, left behind by a falling tide. Beachgoer’s gathered around and began a small bucket brigade, dumping pails of seawater on the shark while the harbormaster was called.

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Hydrogen may have caused Salty Brine State Beach explosion

July 31, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – After more than two weeks of investigation into the cause of an explosion that sent 60-year-old Kathleen Danise of Waterbury, Connecticut, into the air landing on the rocks at Salty Brine State Beach on July 11, DEM and the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) have finally come to a conclusion.

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Town council voices concerns on upcoming school year in South Kingstown

July 24, 2015

Town council voices concerns on upcoming school year in South Kingstown
-Handling of budget, computers and dual language program among topics

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council met Tuesday evening to discuss goals and objectives for the upcoming term – a discussion that later turned into an examination of the school committee and administration’s actions during and since the budget cycle.
“Even though it was my first budget, I’m disappointed in the way the budget was handled by them and the way they’ve acted since,” said Councilor Joe Viele to begin the discussion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Free For All On Bay Day

July 24, 2015

Free parking, admission and family activities at all RI state beaches on Sunday, July 26

NARRAGANSETT – On this Sunday, July 26, parking will be free at all Rhode Island state beaches as part of the annual Governor’s Bay Day celebration. The day will feature family-friendly activities around the state as well as salt water fishing without a saltwater fishing license. RIPTA will also be waiving the round-trip fare on all service to South County Beaches on Route 66 (URI/Galilee).

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Ocean Mist Deal with South Kingstown

July 24, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Town Manager Stephen Alfred announced at a work session Tuesday night that the Coastal Resources Management Council is considering an application by Ocean Mist Owner Kevin Finnegan to build a structure that would protect the beach bar from the sea wall the town is building adjacent to it.

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National Donut Day!

June 5, 2015

16 Donuts To Die For
You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

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