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Early morning voters greeted with wrong ballots in West Kingston

November 6, 2012

WEST KINGSTON-Voters had difficulty submitting ballots at West Kingston Elementary School early yesterday when trying to cast their votes for the 2012 election. Voting was stopped after the polls opened at 7 a.m. when poll workers noticed the ballots were incorrect and meant for North Kingstown. Although seven voters received the wrong ballots, their votes were voided and not cast. The school received the correct ballots and opened for voting at 9 a.m. South Kingstown Representative for General Assembly, Spencer E. Dickinson was less than pleased about the voting mishap.

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CRMC continues decision on development of Native American site

November 2, 2012


PROVIDENCE—The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) continued its decision on October 22 regarding the future development of a neighborhood on the Native American site behind Salt Pond Plaza in Narragansett. . The developer, Downing/Salt Pond Partners, has been attempting to complete their 67-acre housing project behind Salt Pond Plaza since 1992 and subsequently encountered delays when the archaeological site, dated to the 1300s, was discovered.

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Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond all impacted by storm

November 2, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed by many as “Frankenstorm,” wreaked havoc on Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and the whole of Rhode Island.

Southern Rhode Island felt the brunt of the storm, as many were still without power Wednesday afternoon.
“As of right now, about 65 percent of the town is without power,” said Ron MacDonald, Hopkinton’s Emergency Management director.

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CRMC works to assess extent of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

November 2, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will have much work to do in the upcoming days after Hurricane Sandy. From insurance claims to rebuilding the coastline, both state agencies will be assessing damages and communicating with local governments regarding areas such as Matunuck Beach and the Narragansett Pier area.

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Main Street businesses contend with power outage in SK

November 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As of Thursday morning, power remained out for the businesses and properties along Main Street and High Street in downtown Wakefield. While National Grid has been working throughout the day and night hours to restore power, business owners have been doing their best to preserve product and cope with the issues associated with a prolonged power outage.

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Chafee, state officials tour south coast to assess damage

November 2, 2012

WESTERLY—Governor Lincoln Chafee addressed the media Tuesday afternoon after taking a tour of the towns on Rhode Island’s southern coast hit by Hurricane Sandy. Having visited Narragansett Pier in the morning, Chafee then traveled to assess the damage at locations such as the Charlestown Breach way and Misquamicut Beach.

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Residents asked to postpone Halloween until Saturday, Nov. 3

October 31, 2012

The following is an announcement that came through at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from the Town of South Kingstown Emergency Management Agency:
"Residents are asked to postpone the celebration of Halloween until Saturday because of downed trees and power lines from Hurricane Sandy and the lack of
electricity throughout our community.
The combination makes it unsafe for children to trick or treat at this time.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience."

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents asked to postpone Halloween until Saturday, Nov. 3

October 31, 2012

This following is an announcement that came through at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from the Town of South Kingstown Emergency Management Agency:
"Residents are asked to postpone the celebration of Halloween until Saturday because of downed trees and power lines from Hurricane Sandy and the lack of
electricity throughout our community.
The combination makes it unsafe for children to trick or treat at this time.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience."

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Sandy blows through

October 30, 2012

The Coast Guard House in the Pier was one of many structures damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Monday. For complete storm coverage, pick up a copy of Wednesday's and Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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Hurricane Sandy hits South County

October 29, 2012

Waves come crashing over the rocks at Point Judith as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore.

For full hurricane coverage, pick up a copy of Wednesday's The Narragansett Times.

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