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Domestic Violence numbers increasing at an alarming rate in RI

January 4, 2011

WAKEFIELD – With the economy troubling many families, the Rhode Island Domestic Violence Resource Center has seen an increase in both the number of victims calling for help and in the number of homicides, making 2010 one of the deadliest years ever for domestic violence in this state.

Calm after the storm...

January 3, 2011

Just two days after a post-Christmas blizzard dumped between one-two feet of snow on South County, the sun melted it all away on the sands of the Deep Hole Fishing Area on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown.
Wednesday afternoon, those lucky enough to be on the beach were treated to spectacular views.

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Local police arrest trio for dealing cocaine

January 2, 2011

South Kingstown and Narragansett police cracked the case on three local men accused of dealing cocaine.
Lawrence A. Shepard, 32, of 68 Willard Avenue, South Kingstown was arrested for two counts of delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine) and two counts of conspiracy to deliver. He was arraigned yesterday and entered no plea.

Weather outside not so frightful for SK, Narragansett

January 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Blizzard of 2010 has come and gone and while some parts of Southern New England are still struggling to dig their way out of this past weekend’s storm that left anywhere from one to two feet of snow on the ground, the towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are doing just fine.

Wakefield Mall Waldenbooks closing in January after 31 years

December 31, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Although bookstore locals will lament the loss of Waldenbooks, which will close Jan. 22 after 31 years of service at the Wakefield Mall, they can breathe a sigh of relief as Wakefield Books will likely take its place.
Waldenbooks began its closing store sale after its employees were notified of the closing. Borders, the company that owns Waldenbooks, did not renew the store’s lease at the mall.
As the bookstore, known for its customer-friendly employees, featured huge sales just before the holidays, some customers were saddened by the news of its closing.

SK officials resolved to do their part in 2011

December 31, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As 2011 approaches, it's time to make up for the past by making a New Year Resolution and hoping that, over the next 12 months, you will follow it through.
Members of the South Kingstown Town Council and School Committee are no different.

Local hot spots ready to party

December 31, 2010

WAKEFIELD – With the New Year only a few hours away, many local restaurants and bars are having specials for their customers to toast the night away and ring in 2011 in the best, and most fun, way possible.
As midnight fast approaches, here are a few suggestions on how you can celebrate locally with friends and family.
Casey's Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road in Wakefield will be having many dinner specials to celebrate the New Year.

Chatting with the three barbers of Jordan’s New Style

December 30, 2010

WAKEFIELD—Three barbers at Jordan’s New Style snip, clip, and chat on Wakefield’s Main Street.

The previous barbershop relocated after a flood destroyed what had been a cozy basement spot filled with pool tables and the usual haircut mischief. The shop’s owners decided not to sign a new lease and instead moved to a new spot on Columbia Street.

They left but the barber pole stayed.

Adam Lavelle, 19, grew up in the Chariho region and learned to cut hair with his friends. He’ll buzz skulls, trim chin spinach, and give you a “freshy.” But don’t be frightened, parents; that is just Adam’s slang for trimming your neck hair. By his senior year of high school he knew it is what he wanted to do with life.

URI graduate student enrollment on the rise

December 29, 2010

KINGSTON – The state's single public university, the University of Rhode Island is seeing the biggest increase in graduate school applications and enrollment in 10 years. The graduate school also learned that two of its doctoral programs rank in the top 10 nationally and a third is ranked in the top 20.

Experts bust four fitness myths

December 29, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The turkey leftovers have quickly disappeared and the break room at work is looking awfully bare without its mountain of Christmas cookies. With the holiday treats and desserts, it’d seem as if you were preparing for hibernation. But as you look down at the numbers on the scale and observe the extra pounds you gained these past couple of months, it seems like the perfect time to join that health fitness club. As New Year’s approaches, you may decide to make it a resolution to lose weight in the next year. So how do you make your resolution a reality? By staying clear of the follow fitness myths.

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