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September 25th

Deepwater Wind wants to land cable at Scarborough

September 25, 2013

UPDATE: The item pertaining to Deepwater Wind's application seeking an easement to locate its cable beneath Scarborough Beach will not be before the Rhode Island State Properties Committee tomorrow.

The item was removed from the agenda late Tuesday at the request of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, DEM spokesperson Gail Mastrati confirmed Wednesday.

Mastrati said DEM is still in discussions in Deepwater and details will be forthcoming.

She did not indicate a time frame as to when discussions might be completed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 24th

Narragansett's Dr. Leonard utilizes modern approach to age old problem

September 24, 2013

WAKEFIELD–With football season in full swing, fans are being inundated with a variety of advertisements on New England sports radio and television programs. One local advertiser in particular is hard to ignore with the frequency of his sponsorship, which goes something like this:
“Isn’t it time you do something about your hair loss? Call Dr. Robert Leonard
..”
It begs the question, why does this guy advertise so much?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 20th

Hamilton Elementary educator named NK’s teacher of the year

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Sally Levesque, from Hamilton Elementary School, has been named Teacher of the Year 2013. Teaching the fourth grade for 26 years, Levesque was overwhelmed to hear the news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI student assists cancer clinic in Peru

September 20, 2013

KINGSTON—Peru is a beautiful country, complete with towering mountains lost among the clouds and ancient Incan ruins nestled between them. For a group of University of Rhode Island students, however, their trip to the South American country opened their eyes to a different reality of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State labor board tables official decision

September 20, 2013

CRANSTON—The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board (SLRB) has delayed the official release of its decision in favor of the North Kingstown firefighters against the town of North Kingstown and its council. The North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, have had a complaint pending for the past several months, claiming that the town engaged in ‘unfair labor practices’ in regards to the March 6, 2012, resolution which implemented a three-platoon shift system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Forest Park Elementary remembers fallen friend

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Sept. 3, 10-year-old Forest Park Elementary School student Elise Jackson tragically lost her battle with a rare auto immune disease that required a lung transplant which never came.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK planning debates town vision for Wickford Junction

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission held a lengthy discussion with officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation regarding the town’s vision for the Wickford Junction area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town moves to dismiss Rolling Greens complaint

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town is seeking to throw out a Superior Court complaint issued by a group of residents who are opposed to the town’s planned mixed-use development at the intersection of Routes 2 and 102.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police, FAA investigate helicopter gunfire incident

September 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Several Narrow Lane residents reported a low-flying helicopter with individuals armed with high-powered rifles shooting toward the ground at about 3 p.m. Sunday. According to the police report, the passengers in the helicopter were shooting down at a junked vehicle located in the Shoreline Gravel bank at 60 Narrow Lane.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commemorative flag to fly

September 20, 2013

Artist Bruce Martin, of RI Pen & Ink, holds a flag featuring his historic rendition of The Towers

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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