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November 1st

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

October 31st

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rams end Chariho's improbable run

October 31, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—The unlikely ride for the Chariho field hockey team came to an end Wednesday at East Greenwich’s Carcieri Field.
The Chargers hung tough early against No. 2 seed La Salle but ultimately couldn’t get anything going offensively against the Rams’ defense in a 2-0 defeat.
“The first 20 minutes of the game I felt like we dominated,” Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said. “I thought our strategy was working and then I felt like they put some pressure on, made some changes and just kind of everything fell apart from there.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Avengers win playoff match in shootout

October 31, 2013

PROVIDENCE—The East Greenwich boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Division II tournament thanks to a thrilling 1-0 shootout victory at Classical Tuesday night.
According to Avenger coach Pat McGuirl EG had a goal called back in the fifth minute of the game and from there neither team could get on the scoreboard.
After the overtime sessions the two teams went into the shootout where goalkeeper Nolan Cooney made two saves and freshman Brendan Jordan’s score – the seventh attempted by EG – secured the victory.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: EG field hockey falls in semis

October 31, 2013

CRANSTON – The 2013 season came to an emotional and disappointing end for the East Greenwich High School field hockey team on Wednesday night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Moses Brown in the RIIL Division I semifinals at Cranston Stadium.

 

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