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Local legend ‘Mama C’ passes away

September 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – On September 3, Janice Causey, 68, of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly while spending time with friends. Known locally as “Mama C”, Causey was a unique individual in the town of Narragansett, loved and remembered by many.

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State House dome will be golden for cancer awareness

September 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Every year Hasbro Children’s Hospital diagnoses anywhere from 75 to 90 new cases of childhood cancer. In recognition of September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the many youth around the state on the arduous journey of battling cancer, the State House Dome is currently lit up gold and will be through the end of this weekend.

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VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

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Basil’s in Narragansett closing after 31 years

September 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – After 31 years of serving Narragansett residents some of the areas highest quality French-style cuisine, Basil’s Restaurant of Narragansett will be closing its doors for the final time at the end of this summer.
“It was a nice run,” said owner and executive chef Vasilios Kourakis who opened the restaurant with wife Kathy on Mother’s Day in 1984.

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Tetzner versus Tanzi

September 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The row over debates between incumbent Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D - Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) and challenger Stephen Tetzner appears to be in deadlock as Tetzner claims that Tanzi refuses to schedule a solid date for a debate; Tanzi claims that she is working out the details.

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Highland Farm’s “Trails to Terror” construction complete

September 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The annual tradition of pulling a group of terrified children, teenagers and adults in an open wagon through a horror movie-like set complete with actors in professional makeup continues this year in South Kingstown with Highland Farms’ Trails to Terror.

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Comp plan analysis underway in Narragansett

August 27, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town’s proposed 2014 Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map underwent an in-depth analysis during a joint workgroup meeting between the Narragansett Town Council and the Planning Board on Monday evening.
Consultants Krista Moravec and Nate Kelly from the Horsley Witten Group in Providence gave a presentation on the focus areas for this round of updates to the plan, focusing on amendments in specific chapters that will lead to better local commerce and maintaining a high quality of life for residents.

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Camp Braveheart offers smiles for children

August 27, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Broad smiles ran across the faces of every child at Camp Fuller this past Friday as they went kayaking on Salt Pond or painted their own butterfly masks. For two days, kids from all over Rhode Island could escape from the troubling times in their lives through Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s Camp Braveheart program.

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First Annual Hummingbird Festival a success

August 26, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – The First Annual Hummingbird Music Festival brought acoustic acts from across the state to a small field tucked away in Shannock on Saturday, all for the benefit of RICAN, a local non-profit that assists those in need with food, heat, clothing and home repairs.
Local singer and songwriter Esmeree Skye, with the help of her family, friends, fellow musicians and even her landlord, put together the festival in its entirety.

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School committee member bounced from meeting prior to vote

August 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – School Committee Member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle claims that he was kicked out of a closed-door school committee meeting on June 10, immediately prior to the vote taken by the rest of the committee to extend Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow’s contract – a decision he said on Tuesday that he would have voted against.

The motion to approve the extension of the superintendent’s contract by three years and bestow a favorable review upon her was made by Kevin Jackson and passed 6-0, with Daly-LaBelle “not present.”

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