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Archive - 2013

November 7th

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

Hope Valley kids get guided history lesson

November 1, 2013

HOPKINTON - Last Friday, Richard Prescott, president of the Hopkinton Historical Society and member of the first graduating class of Chariho High School, guided fourth grade Hope Valley Elementary School students through the streets of Hopkinton, stopping at sites along the way to discuss the historical importance of certain buildings and landmarks.

The students were led by their fourth grade social studies teacher, Denise Foggo.

“Every time we go on one of these tours, I learn something new,” said Foggo, taking notes along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olympic Physical Therapy wins Kelso Award

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- During its annual dinner on Tuesday at Spain Restaurant, The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce presented the James Kelso Award to local business Olympic Physical Therapy.

The James Kelso Award is a community service award that is named for James M. Kelso, a state representative, community leader and managing partner of the Coast Guard restaurant who died in 1999.

The award originated in 1999 and recognizes a local resident or organization that has provided unparalleled volunteer service and has shown an outstanding commitment to both the community and its residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK resident Pinch becomes highest ranking woman in RI State Police

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown resident Maj. Karen Pinch recently became the highest-ranking woman in Rhode Island State Police history.

“I’m thrilled that the Col. [Steven G. O’Donnell] had faith in me to put me in this position,” she said Thursday. “I think it’s a great honor to have been chosen for that. I think it’s kind of exiting for people to be saying that I’m making history.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett seeks road and bridge funding

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett is one of 13 towns that applied for funding from the new Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund.

The 13 towns requested a combined $29 million from the program, which was created and passed as part of the 2013 legislative session and was quickly implemented by the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

The goal of the fund is to take direct action on economic growth, while improving Rhode Island’s locally-maintained roads and bridges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WCRPC concerned over National Grid’s streetlight proposal

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Earlier this month, National Grid submitted its 122-page proposal for the streetlight buyback program, legislation for which was passed by Gov. Chafee in July. The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC), who drafted the Streetlight Investment Act and championed the buyback program among southern Rhode Island’s cities and towns, has expressed concerns about National Grid’s proposal, which would ultimately see municipalities purchase streetlights and assume their operation costs from the utility.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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