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URI students gain global perspective on teaching

July 2, 2014

KINGSTON – This past June nine URI students traveled to Africa to visit the Maasai Joy Pre & Primary English Medium School in Tanzania. The students, many of whom were education majors, included Ryan Kluk and Benjamin Upham, Narragansett residents, as well as Allyson Tabaczynski, Madison Gagnon, Karla Alba, Jamie Pratt, Stephanie Duncan, and Erica Dubis. URI Kinesiology Professor Karie Orendorff, who has hosted the trip this year for the second in a row, accompanied the students on the journey.

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CRMC approves special exception for Matunuck wall

June 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) held a public hearing on Tuesday evening at the Department of Administration in Providence to make a final decision on the future of the town of South Kingstown’s proposal to build a seawall on Matunuck Beach Road near the Ocean Mist restaurant and bar. After a 5-4 vote the council approved the special exception requested by the town.

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Monahan’s expansion plans greeted with resistance

June 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - An appeal from the owners of Monahan’s Clam Cake Shack and Restaurant, a business owned and operated by a single family for over 50 years, for indoor seating and a license to serve beer and wine brought several groups in opposition to the zoning board meeting Wednesday night, including the DEM, the residents of the Green Hill Condominiums and other neighbors to the restaurant.
The meeting of the zoning board began with a general description of the restaurant and the project that the family was asking for permission to begin work on.

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Changes made to Pier comp plan map

June 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Planning Board met on Wednesday evening for a special meeting to discuss the second draft of the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use, a color-coded map of the town with various designations for zoning in different areas.

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RI makes strides with waterway monitoring

June 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island has its fair share of problems, but according to a report produced by Environment Rhode Island, toxic dumping is not one of them. The non-profit research and policy organization released its ‘Wasting Our Waterways,’ report on Thursday, which highlights the country’s ongoing battle to lessen the impact of toxic waste pollution on its rivers, lakes and shorelines.

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Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission re-established

June 25, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The town council officially re-established the Saugatucket Park Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission on Monday night and tasked the group with finding additional names for inscription on the Saugatucket Park memorial wall.
Stephen Stewart, a member of the commission in the past, was the catalyst for the town council discussion and, ultimately, the decision to re-establish the group.

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Narragansett man wins Providence College Faithful Friar award

June 25, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Providence College (PC) National Alumni Association presented Narragansett resident James H. Reilly III with the Faithful Friar Award during the college’s annual reunion weekend in May. He received the award for his continue commitment and dedication of time to the college since having graduated in 1969.
Reilly graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science before obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University. He has since continued to be involved with PC as well as the greater community for many years.

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NHS continues to get high marks

June 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett High School continues its streak of excellence with its ranking as the number one high school in the state by GoLocalProv. The ranking, determined by data drawn from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) on all of the schools, is based on factors such as number of students, graduation rates, SAT scores, spending per-pupil, and student-teacher ratio. The school presented high SAT scores and one of the highest graduation rates in the state.

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SKHS graduate McGreen eyes political career

June 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Among the graduates of South Kingstown High School this year, one has his sights set on political office, already working as a staffer on Angel Taveras’ gubernatorial campaign.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM receives grant to remove Sandy debris

June 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Department of Energy Management (DEM) has received grant funding in the amount of $250,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program to remove and dispose of debris along the state coastline and Narragansett Bay leftover from Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Much of the debris has been removed from the locations, but there are large amounts remaining in difficult-to-reach and sensitive locations that will require special equipment to access.

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