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October 30th

A legend takes his leave

October 30, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—It all started with a phone call 24 years ago.
“I’ll never forget that phone call I got in 1989,” Steve McGrane says. “It changed my life.”
McGrane was just 26-years old when he took that call – a job proposition to coach the Exeter-West Greenwich junior high girls basketball team – from superintendent Jim Erinakes and the fledgling Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District.
“EWG didn’t even have a high school yet,” McGrane says. “I said, ‘junior high girls basketball? I’ll give it a shot,’ and I fell in love with it.”

Skippers didn’t go quietly

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – For the North Kingstown girls tennis team, 2013 had been called a ‘dream season’ by some. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Skippers ran to a 9-3 regular season, finishing third in Division I-Met A behind East Greenwich and LaSalle.
The Skipper awoke from their dream, however, when their season came to an end last Thursday in the RIIL Division I semifinals with a 4-1 loss to LaSalle at Slater Park.
“Terrific team, LaSalle,” said North coach Tim O’Neill. “More power to them. A lot of depth a lot of talent.

October 29th

Sanchez saved some of her best tennis for last

October 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET—When people remember the Narragansett girls tennis team winning the 2013 Division II Championship they’ll remember Eily Sullivan erasing a 4-1, third-set deficit to clinch the title five games later against Toll Gate.
They’ll remember Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy surviving a slew of match points to close out their match 11-9 in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles or Olivia Scalora dominating her match at No. 1 singles after falling to the same opponent in three sets just nine days earlier.

October 28th

George's to be featured in Log On & Eat episode

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cooking Channel’s Host Eden Grinshpan visited Narragansett on her latest episode of “Log On & Eat” to test out the famous seafood of George’s of Galilee.
“Log On & Eat With Eden Grinshpan” is anything but an ordinary cooking show. In each 30-minute episode, Grinshpan visits three different cities and meets up with the funniest food bloggers, YouTubers or tweeters who show her their favorite dining spots.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EPA issues town a notice of violation of Clean Water Act

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to the town of Narragansett Monday for violating the Clean Water Act.
According to the notice, as part of the EPA’s regional effort to investigate the bacterial sources of beach closures, EPA personnel collected surface water quality samples from a number of locations at Scarborough State Beach.
The EPA reportedly found that the town is discharging stormwater containing fecal coliform, E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, into the ocean.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small turnout for West Kingston Village Study public workshop

October 28, 2013

WEST KINGSTON- Only three residents attended the community workshop for the West Kingston Village Study on Tuesday.
The workshop was part of an ongoing planning process that focuses on identifying means that will reinforce the best qualities and characteristics of villages and places in South Kingstown.
According to South Kingstown Director of Planning Vincent Murray, the purpose of the study is to assess current conditions and provide recommendations for enhancing and protecting their unique and historic character in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK School Committee looks at new high-leverage policy

October 28, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with educators and members of the public to analyze the new high-leverage policy that was passed in June. The committee members divided into four groups and, along with educators from the district, discussed how each group interprets the new policy, how progress can be measured, and what limitations students might face in achieving specific learning outcomes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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