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Reps praise receipt of disaster relief funds

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—As a strong ocean breeze blew through Narragansett Pier on Monday morning, local and state officials gathered before the Towers to announce more than $2.5 million in grants to fund historic property restoration throughout Rhode Island. The funding was secured by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, alongside representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline, through the national Hurricane Sandy Relief program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council talks fund balance policy, Dillon rotary signage

July 9, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued to mull over crucial issues at their regular meeting on Monday evening. Of particular concern for members was the approval of the fund balance policy and a resolution to delegate the authorization of assigning the fund balance to the town manager.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Superior Court rules that SK woman may return home

July 9, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Superior Court judge ruled last week to allow a South Kingstown woman to return to her Indian Lake home following a lengthy family dispute.
Based on a July 1 decision by Washington County Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers to overturn the earlier orders of the South Kingstown Probate Court, Joyce Willner, 88, will be allowed to return to Indian Lake.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI beach water quality ranks 25 out of 30 states according to NRDC

July 7, 2014

Planning on going swimming at the beach this summer? Be sure to keep an eye on local beach closings. The numbers are in and some Rhode Island recreational swimming waters may not be your first choice.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

OSAMP discusses certified verification agent for Deepwater

July 7, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) Ocean Special Area Management Plan (OSAMP) Subcommittee met at the East Providence Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon to discuss their contract with Deepwater Wind (DWW) who will be building a 30-megawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island. Council members continued an ongoing discussion on the certified verification agent (CVA) that will be overseeing the mechanical and engineering plans for the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beluga whales spotted in local waters

July 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Multiple Beluga whales have recently been spotted in waters around the state, including Narragansett Bay and the Taunton River.
Marine mammal ecologist Robert Kenney, a retired scientist from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography and Narragansett resident, received footage from a local man who recorded a possible Beluga sighting in Narragansett Bay near Bonnet Shores on Father’s Day. Kenney confirmed that the creature was in fact a Beluga.
Local realtor Dale Denelle saw the whale while out on the water on Father’s Day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Galilee boat ramp ready for launching

July 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The new boat ramp in Galilee is now officially open and ready to use.
The completion of the project was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon in front of the new double-lane ramp in Galilee. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Janet Coit, and Narragansett Town Council President James Callaghan were among those in attendance for the mid-afternoon ceremony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A guided tour through historic South Kingstown

July 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A guided driving tour through South Kingstown does well to shed light on the many historically significant areas and buildings in the town that most people drive by on a daily basis without a second glance.
Beginning and ending in Peace Dale (by no mistake of the creator), the tour remains somewhat in the central area of the town, bringing the driver first to explore the history of the village of Peace Dale in its entirety.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

With summer comes water restriction becoming an annual event

July 2, 2014

Users of United Water, South Shore Middlebridge, and Narragansett water systems are, as of today, under an outdoor water use restriction until further notice is given.
According to a joint press release from United Water RI General Manager Stan Knox, South Kingstown Director of Public Services Jon Schock and Narragansett Town Engineer Jeffry Ceasrine, the restriction will operate on an even and odd system using house numbers and days of the month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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