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Archive - Dec 2012

December 5th

A fiery Friday morning in Matunuck

December 5, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Union Fire District crews extinguished a trailer fire early Friday morning on Matunuck Beach Road.

According to Deputy Chief Steven Pinch, crews from the Peace Dale, Wakefield, Forestry and Matunuck stations, along with South Kingstown Police and EMS, responded to the scene at 2:33 a.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, crews found the trailer fully engulfed, but were able to extinguish the blaze within two hours.

The State Fire Marshal, South Kingstown Police and Union Fire District are investigating the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sea wall repairs nearing completion

December 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is finishing its work to repair the sea wall in Narragansett Pier after it was significantly damaged by the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which stripped the town beach of much of its sand and severely damaged buildings such as the Coast Guard House, also struck the sea wall with devastating force, breaking up the sidewalk and tearing out a 200 foot section of the wall itself.

Frank Corrao, III, Deputy Chief Engineer at RIDOT, provided an update on the repair work that has been done over the past several weeks.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

CHS carpentry kids build for tomorrow

December 4, 2012

COVENTRY — Carpentry students at Coventry High School took what they learned in the classroom and constructed a giant gazebo, which ultimately benefited the Tomorrow Fund.

Carpentry teacher, Scott Leavitt explained that this was the sixth year his junior and senior students had built a structure to raise money for the organization.

He said it all began one day when a woman approached him in the carpentry shop at school.

“I didn’t know who she was but her mother worked at the high school,” he said. “She came in and asked if we could build a kids playhouse for the Tomorrow Fund.”

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers


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