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August 29th

Mariners trying to build on success

August 29, 2013

Like so many of the teams at Narragansett High School did last year, the Mariners’ boys soccer team enjoyed a good deal of success as they made a run all the way to the RIIL Division II Championship game.
There was a price to be paid for that success, however, as more than half the players on that 2012 squad were graduating seniors.
That is the challenge facing coaches at a small school such as Narragansett. Not just trying to figure out how to be successful and win in an individual game or season, but how to best set up their program to be consistent year after year.

Rhody football working to turn its fortunes around

August 29, 2013

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island football team isn’t making any excuses for what happened during a disastrous 2012 season.
The Rams went winless in 2012 and aside from a 10-point loss in the Governor’s Cup game against Brown, URI wasn’t competitive. The Rams allowed at least 30 points in nine of 11 games and only crossed the 20-point mark twice as URI went winless for the first time since Harry Truman was president.

After settlement, Charlestown declared an aggrieved party in Whalerock case

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – Despite the fact that the Whalerock case was settled Thursday with the town’s purchase of the property on King’s Factory Road, a Superior Court judge filed a ruling Friday stating that the town of Charlestown is an aggrieved party in the case.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves Whalerock purchase

August 29, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Last Thursday, the Charlestown Town Council voted in favor of a resolution to acquire a 75-acre property known as “Whalerock” and to keep it as open space. With more than 150 residents attending the hearing held at Charlestown Elementary School, there was strong public support for the purchase.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Police officer arrested for linking porn sites to chief’s name

August 29, 2013

Steven Gravier, 41, allegedly purchased Internet domain names using Chief Elwood Johnson’s name

RICHMOND – A Richmond police officer was arrested Thursday for purchasing two Internet domain names in the name of the chief and using them to link to porn sites.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

First day at Narragansett Elementary

August 29, 2013

Narragansett Schools had an early start this year as classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Fourth graders Bryce Shabo, Matthew Willet and Curtis Soloff make their way from the bus to Narragansett Elementary School for the first day of classes. South Kingstown kids return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP change won’t affect teacher evaluations in EG

August 29, 2013

Teachers within the East Greenwich School Department will continue to not have to worry about having students’ results from a significant standardized test determining their performances as mentors and tutors in the classroom.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Matunuck residents come out in numbers

August 29, 2013

MATUNUCK – More than 90 people attended a community workshop on the Matunuck Village Study at Matunuck Elementary School Tuesday.

Vincent Murray, director of planning for South Kingstown, said the attendance was more than double at last night’s workshop than at the Matunuck workshop held in April.

Nate Kelley and Craig Pereira, project consultants with the Horsley Witten Group, provided an update on the project and discussed the key issues facing Matunuck.

For the story, pick up tomorrow's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to flood zones near cove

August 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — One potential decision by the East Greenwich Town Council could help keep some residents in low-lying areas above water in more ways than one.
Wayne Pimentel, a building official for the Town of East Greenwich, addressed the Town Council Monday evening the proposed changes to the flood ordinance entitled ‘Flood Hazard Areas,’ as well as alterations to the maps that designate the flood zones as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Historical Society unveils plans for Narragansett 125th

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Historical Society plans to celebrate the town’s 125th anniversary by presenting various historical events at The Towers on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The first event is the performance of the major scene and of the soliloquy from the opera “William Sprague and His Women.” This event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and focuses on the history of Col. William Sprague and his wife, Kate Chase. The scenes will also include various educational facts of Narragansett.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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