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November 7th

Great Island Bridge to be replaced

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to replace Narragansett’s Great Island Bridge in the coming year.
The focus of the project is to replace the structurally deficient, load-restricted nine-span bridge, which extends Great Island Road over Point Judith Pond.
After an inspection of the bridge in April revealed increased deterioration of the timber deck, RIDOT completed repairs on May 7 to help return the bridge it to its original posting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Council outlines issues for Omnibus

November 7, 2013

HOPKINTON – Members of the Hopkinton Town Council have a host of issues they would like to discuss at the annual Chariho Omnibus meeting, including the future of two elementary schools in the town and the potential elimination of the TE@CH program.

The council made a list and their meeting Monday night of issues they would like to discuss at the Omnibus meeting to be held Jan. 15.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond stepping right into 21st century

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND - The town of Richmond has recently taken several jumps in the way of technology and communication.

Robert Rock, the newly appointed town administrator, has already started his work making the link between the public and their town government stronger. As of Oct. 31, the town of Richmond has a new website, where a member of the public can “spend an hour looking through the features.” The front page of the website offers a new “notify me” initiative, where users can sign up to receive notifications and alerts via text message or email.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond residents shape plans for recreation center

November 7, 2013

RICHMOND — In a public workshop Monday night, about 75 Richmond residents took the opportunity to talk about what they would like to see in the town’s future recreation center that will be located on 47-acre site near Stop & Shop and the future Richmond Commons development. Listening to the residents were 15 landscape architecture students from University of Rhode Island (URI) who whose task it is create designs for the future facility based on the desires of Richmond denizens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Business Engagement Center opens dialogue

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute on its Bay Campus this past Monday, industry leaders and academics gathered to learn about the opportunities which can be discovered in oceanography and marine trades. The symposium, ‘Innovation in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Defense and Marine Trades,’ was organized by URI’s newly created Business Engagement Center (BEC), a group which seeks to successfully utilize business opportunities locally and globally to benefit the university and its community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ground breaking on proposed comfort station forthcoming

November 7, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A ground breaking for the proposed Wakefield comfort station may take place sometime this month.

Andrew Nota, South Kingstown’s director of administrative services, said Wednesday that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is in the final stages of singing a contract with New England Building and Bridge Co., Inc., for the $1.1 million project.

The project was open for bidding Aug. 8 and RIDOT, which is managing the project, received four bids. New England Building and Bridge was the lowest bidder.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK musicians visit Music City for All-National Honors Fest

November 7, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Last week, two student musicians and their music instructor from South Kingstown High School paid a visit to Nashville to participate in the highly acclaimed All-National Honors Festival.

SKHS Director of Instrumental Music Don “Doc” Smith served as chaperone for students Willie Grear and Justin Smith, who is Doc’s son. The four day event featured extensive rehearsals, performances and seminars at different venues in Music City.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 1st

Scouting for Food

November 1, 2013

Scouting for Food – Don’t forget to put out your grocery bags of non-perishable food items for the area Boy Scouts to collect this Saturday morning. All food collected will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank. The Boy Scouts of America “Thank You” for your generosity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown remains vigilant after Sandy

November 1, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Kevin Gallup, Charlestown’s Emergency Management Agency director, doesn’t just react to storms like Hurricane Sandy – he anticipates them, learns from them, and is ready to mobilize the town for the next big one.

Gallup, who has been in public service for more than 30 years, said he first learned how to plan for storms from Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ricci hosts Chariho public forums

November 1, 2013

RICHMOND — “Ask Questions...Get Answers... Give Feedback” was the theme of three open forums hosted by Barry Ricci, superintendent of Chariho Schools, in Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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