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August 25th

South Kingstown evacuation map

August 25, 2011

In case Hurricane Irene knocks the Rhode Island coastline, South Kingstown has posted an updated evacuation map. See Friday's newspaper for more information on evacuation and hurricane preparation plans or check back here at ricentral.com

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South Kingstown anticipates a mandatory evacuation

August 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - According to the Town of South Kingstown, a mandatory evacuation along the South Shore coastline, Narrow River, and other low-lying areas is anticipated. Persons in these areas should be preparing to seek shelter with family and friends.

Once a formal evacation declaration is issued, the South Kingstown High School will serve as the Town's main emergency shelter; located at 215 Columbia Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. The Animal Shelter on Asa Pond Road (789-5515) is available if you need emergency shelter for your animal; current vaccination records are required.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Resisting Irene's fury: Towns prepare for weekend storm

August 25, 2011

With winds gusting at 120 mph, category 3 Hurricane Irene is heading towards the East Coast this weekend. As she plows through the Bahamas and sets her sights on the US, The Narragansett Times has all the information to keep you safe from Irene's fury. Pick up a copy of Friday's paper with its extensive coverage of what your town is doing to prepare for the storm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Earthquake shakes Rhode Island

August 25, 2011

As a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia Tuesday afternoon, shock waves rang throughout the East Coast, sending tremors across Rhode Island and causing government agencies across the country and state to evacuate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 24th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

August 24, 2011

It's often said that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it and, for most historians, one of the greatest source of knowledge about past times comes in the form of cemeteries and graveyards.
You can learn a lot from a quick tour of a historic cemetery but, sadly, a new state law has forced towns around Rhode Island to take care of their own cemetery's maintenance issues and it's causing many to become overlooked and ignored.
Case in point: Exeter.

Mattyasovszky heading to Cornell

August 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While friends and classmates are still in the process of figuring out where they want to spend their college academic careers, South Kingstown’s Olivia Mattyasovszky enters the 2011-12 school year without having to worry about her selection.

Preview today's Narragansett Times

August 24, 2011

In this Wednesday's issue of The Narragansett Times, local towns are looking to make changes as the Narragansett schools plan to get new athletic fields and the South Kingstown Traffic Committee investigates options of a parking ban at town parking lots. Also, readers can find out how Wakefield based Applied Science Associates helped save crew members on the capsized Rambler 100 boat in Ireland. For more information, pick up a copy of today's paper.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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