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CRMC subcommittee rules in favor of Deepwater

April 4, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean SAMP Subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of recommending Deepwater Wind’s application to construct the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System to the full CRMC.

After reviewing thousands of page of documents and hearing more than 10 hours of public testimony over three public hearings, all five subcommittee members said they were in favor of Deepwater’s application and proposed project during a workshop Thursday morning at URI’s Bay Campus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

Narragansett misses out on state road and bridge funding

April 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town will likely not receive funding from the state’s Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Loan Fund.

The General Assembly recently passed an amended version of the bill eliminating the requirement that towns receive voter approval prior to being issued any bonds for roadwork through the revolving loan fund.

According to Narragansett Town Engineer Jeffry Ceasrine, this means that Narragansett’s projects will end up below others on the draft priority list without prior funding authorization.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town budget cut to move toward pension fund recovery

April 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town has a proposed general fund budget of $52.8 million for fiscal year 2015, the town manager told the school committee at a work session Monday.

Town Manager Pamela Nolan said that like the school department’s budget, the town’s budget has also been impacted by the town’s need to move toward fully funding the pension system’s annual required contribution, or ARC. Nolan said the town has cut capital expenses in an effort to move the town’s pension system out of “critical” status.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS nurse arrested for possession of heroin

April 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The school nurse at Narragansett High School is on paid administrative leave after she was arrested for possession of heroin.

Charlestown police arrested Lynn A. Magnusen, 52, of 1244 Shannock Road, Charlestown, on March 13 at 7:10 p.m. after she was found unconscious in her car at Rippy’s Liquor and Marketplace on Route 2.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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