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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDE releases school performance rankings

July 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education released its school performance rankings Friday, using a new measurement system to determine how well schools are serving students.

Of South Kingstown’s schools, one school received a rating of “commended,” another received a rating of “leading,” and four received a rating of “typical,” based on the new classifications.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhode Islanders will see changes in health care after signing of ACA

July 18, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding last week President Obama’s signing of the Affordable Health Care Act into law, Rhode Islanders can expect to see a number of changes in the upcoming years, among those which have already been implemented, in the manner by which citizens receive health care services. The law offers better coverage options to portions of the population, including youth, and aims to curtail health insurance companies from discriminating financially against clients.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ava Pearl makes maiden voyage on Narragansett Bay

July 13, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Many spectators and local leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Fast Ferry dock in Quonset for the christening and maiden voyage of a brand-new vessel that will be used to carry passengers from Quonset to Martha’s Vineyard.

Rhode Island Fast Ferry President Charles A. Donadio Jr. said that the ship, which he named the Ava Pearl after his eldest daughter, is one of the most technologically advanced of it’s kind in the entire country.

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