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Camp Fuller celebrates 100 years on Salt Pond

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Founded in 1887 as Camp Lawton, the camp now known as Camp Fuller, originally provided a place for boys from Providence to experience the great outdoors.

After two decades the YMCA of Greater Providence purchased 66 acres on Salt Pond in Wakefield, with the help of Frederic Fuller. The camp was named for Fuller in 1914 and is still located at the pond-front site.

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SK Council, ACLU and Bergner rift continues

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Debate continued between Deb Bergner and the town council following news reports in which town officials claimed to have dealt with the issues the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged the council to address in a recent letter.

Steve Alfred, town manager, said that Michael Ursillo, town solicitor, spoke to council members regarding the ban on texting and use of council member names in a work session two months ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU responds to Bergner complaint

July 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN  - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union requested the South Kingstown Town Council change recently implemented policies regarding meeting decorum. The ACLU says the policies are unconstitutional violations of free speech.  

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Local author releases book on fishermen

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New England author and former Wakefield resident has donated more than $1,000 from the profits of her book, “Salt of the Sea, Stories told by the fishermen of Point Judith,” to charities in South County.

Cindy Follett Guldemond, daughter of a Point Judith fisherman, recently wrote and published a book chronicling the stories of former Rhode Island fishermen.

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Hope Commons recognized for excellence

July 20, 2012


KINGSTON – A University of Rhode Island cafeteria was recently recognized for its excellence in service, quality and sustainability.

The school’s Hope Commons dining facility earned a bronze medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services. This marks the fifth consecutive year the cafeteria was recognized.

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SK teacher Briggs remembered by colleagues, friends

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown High School community is mourning the loss of another faculty member, the school’s second loss in just two months.

Justin D. Briggs, a physical education teacher, died last Friday at his home in Charlestown. He was 44.

“Justin impacted the lives of so many students and faculty in the South Kingstown High School community,"  Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow said in a statement Monday.
"He will be dearly missed.”

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Parking solutions remain complex topics in Narragansett

July 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, the Town Council approved unanimously a motion to direct staff to develop recommendations to solve parking problems in Narragansett. Parking has been a complex and sensitive topic among various populations throughout the town, from local businesses wanting to preserve casual, off-the-street customers to residents who feel that their quality of life is consistently infringed upon by the disturbance of summer and college student traffic.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Langevin, RICAPE reps talk agriculture at Farmer's Daughter

July 20, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) joined representatives of the Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education and other industry leaders Monday at The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown to discuss the impact of recently awarded federal funding and industry priorities.

At the local garden center, the group discussed the economic opportunity that exists in agriculture and the $85,000 grant the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded to RICAPE to help promote Rhode Island’s farms to in and out of state visitors.

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Shredding it up at Old Mountain Field Skate Park

July 18, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As the summer sun beats down mightily upon the earth, many local residents head immediately to the beach or pool, looking for a way to cool down. Old Mountain Field in South Kingstown looks abandoned upon first approach, but exploring a bit further, one sees and hears a group of kids having serious fun. They are the skateboarders at Old Mount Field’s Skate Park.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright named permanent Parks and Recreation Director

July 18, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, Interim Parks and Recreation Director Steven Wright was approved by the Town Council to take up the position permanently. He had been filling in since February 2011, at which time he was serving as Beach Superintendent.

“I never really looked for [the position], but the opportunity is there,” said Wright. “I love what I do and the community is a fit.”

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