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Local track star to compete in Hershey

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Tyler Pereira and his family will go on a long journey this Friday to Hershey, Pennsylvania, although it is not to visit the famed chocolate company’s headquarters. Pereira, for a second time, will be competing in the Hershey-sponsored Track and Field Games North American Final, a competition attended by numerous, qualified young athletes from across the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County proud of Olympian Beisel

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT– Two-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown goes for the gold today in her second swim event, the 200-meter backstroke, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beisel, who set a personal best of 4:31.27 in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, earning a silver medal, and the honor of taking second place in the world, is a fierce competitor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid feeling wrath of Irene response

August 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE—Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a brief with her office last week, seeking to punish National Grid with fines in the millions of dollars. The culmination of a review process of the utility company’s implementation of its Electric Emergency Plan (EEP), the 27-page report highlights significant procedural missteps on the part of National Grid during last year’s Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ocean Mist appeals CRMC decision on wall

August 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Ocean Mist appealed the state Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of a 202-foot sheet pile sea wall in Matunuck.

Lawyers representing the business at 895 Matunuck Beach Road filed the appeal in Providence County Superior Court July 27, the final day businesses and homeowners had to appeal the decision May decision.

Kevin Finnegan, owner of the Ocean Mist is asking that the decision be reversed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee addresses state grades

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala held a discussion Wednesday evening with the School Committee regarding recently released index scores for schools in Rhode Island. The Department of Education (RIDE) has developed a new performance measuring system for approximately 300 schools, ranking them with a point score as well as a qualifying grade, from 'priority' being the worst to 'commended'.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI graduate blends art with oceanography

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Walking into the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one comes upon a wall fixture unlike those around it. Upon closer inspection, it is revealed as a strange visual document that projects both scientific information and an artistic touch. The piece is the work of URI undergraduate Chad Self, who embarked on a project which blended both his studies in art and interest in oceanography.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS will host joint emergency shelter

August 3, 2012

SOUTH COUNTY – The towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are collaborating to form a volunteer emergency response team, which will staff a new joint emergency shelter.

Instead of having two shelters at Narragansett and South Kingstown high schools, residents of both towns will now take shelter at South Kingstown High School. This will allow emergency officials and volunteers to join forces.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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