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Assessing Sandy - one year later

October 30, 2013

One year later, the effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in South County, throughout Rhode Island and along the East Coast.

Sandy struck Oct. 29, 2012, wreaking havoc amounting to $65 billion in damages in just the United States.

When Sandy hit Rhode Island it caused widespread devastation and affected approximately 300,000 residents, or 28 percent of the state’s population.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two seriously injured in South Road crash

October 30, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A single-car accident at 12:48 a.m. Monday on South Road resulted in serious injury to both the driver and the passenger.

Michael A. Towne, 33, of North Kingstown, struck a tree head on in the area of 1147 South Road.

According to the narrative of South Kingstown Police Patrolman Evan Johnson, the vehicle appeared to have first struck the guardrail on the passenger side, crossed the center line, and crossed the opposite lane of traffic before striking a tree.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Businesses change hands in Matunuck, Peace Dale

October 30, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two local businesses are changing hands after obtaining approvals from the South Kingstown Town Council Monday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public forums continue on arming campus police

October 30, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Memorial Union Ballroom was filled with concerned students, faculty and residents during the public forum regarding the arming of campus police on Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Even ’Gansett surprised by by Div. II title

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Sometimes the best things in life are those least expected.
There were few in August who would have thought it was going to be the Narragansett girls tennis team leaving Slater Park in October with the RIIL’s Division II state championship plaque.
Not even the Mariners themselves.

Oakers snap South’s winning streak

October 30, 2013

COVENTRY — The South Kingstown volleyball team came into Tuesday’s Division II-South contest with two-time defending state champion Coventry as the second hottest team in the state having won its nine previous contests.
The Rebels, however, ran into the hottest team in the state.
Coventry, which was playing without first-team All-State outside hitter Jill Ward, used 13 kills and three digs from senior Kelsey Ferrara and eight kills and three digs from senior Haley Dennis in a routine 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 victory.

Loss to North drops Prout to 4th in division

October 30, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Things had been going well for the Prout girls volleyball team. Winners of five straight and coming together as a squad with the postseason beckoning in little over a week, things were going in the right direction.
Until North Kingstown showed up in the school’s gym on Tuesday night that is.
While the Crusaders fared better than the 25-15, 25-17, 25-12 hurt they suffered in their season opener against the Skippers, they could never distance themselves from their opponents Tuesday, while North pulled away with the 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 win.

Rebels draw unbeaten EG

October 30, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Last Thursday the East Greenwich girls soccer team felt it left two points on the table when it settled for a 1-1 draw with Coventry.
Tuesday night at Curtis Corner Middle School, the Avengers were lucky to leave with any points at all.
East Greenwich (9-0-4 Division I) trailed by two goals late in Tuesday’s contest but a pair of goals six minutes apart salvaged a 2-2 tie with South Kingstown (4-4-5 D-I).

Narragansett resident McDermott, father of three, in search of kidney donor

October 30, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- For most parents, playing outside with their children is something that is part of an everyday routine. But for one Narragansett resident, that is an activity he can only dream of doing.
Mike McDermott, 31, is the father of three daughters and is in need of a kidney transplant. McDermott said that it all started when he was younger and had strep throat. His immune system was weakened from the infection and his kidneys were attacked by the infection Glomerulonephritis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhody football grabs emotional victory at home

October 30, 2013

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island football team has produced bigger victories over ranked opponents during the Joe Trainer era, but there’s little doubt Saturday’s 12-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Richmond was the Rams most emotional win in the last five seasons.
With his five senior captains sitting in a make-shift media room in the bowels of the Ryan Center, Trainer entered and delivered an impassioned soliloquy highlighting his players’ commitment to playing team football after back-to-back blowout losses to Brown and New Hampshire.

 

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