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September 12th

Town council takes action on Copar Quarries

September 12, 2013

Council feels Westerly is not taking action; asks attorney general to investigate

CHARLESTOWN — As a step toward addressing the ongoing complaints from Charlestown residents against Copar Quarries and Westerly Granite Company (WGC), the Charlestown Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night asking the Rhode Island Attorney General to look into the actions and/or inactions of the town of Westerly, Copar Quarries and WGC.

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September 11th

Narragansett Town Beach revenue up from 2012 at $1.9 million

September 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Recreation Advisory Board reviewed the 2013 Narragansett Town Beach Season during a meeting on Monday.
Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Wright discussed both the membership and merchandise revenue for the 2013 beach season and stated that he was very pleased with the results despite the poor weather.
The total beach revenue for the Narragansett Town Beach season 2013 is more than $1.9 million, according to Wright. He also stated that this is a significant increase from the beach season 2012 revenue of $1.8 million.

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Mega appointed to SK School Committee

September 11, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an unexpected turn of events, the South Kingstown Town Council unanimously appointed Dr. Tony Mega to the South Kingstown School Committee Monday.
Mega, who served on the school committee from 2004 until he resigned in July 2012, will fill the vacancy left by Liz Morris, who resigned last month.
Morris was re-elected in November and her term expires November 2016, however, Mega will only serve until the next election in November 2014.
Roland Benjamin and Bob Trager also applied for the vacancy.

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A fiery experience for Times intern

September 11, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Sunday, the South Kingstown Fire Department opened their training grounds to the public for a demonstration of their work.
As I pulled my car onto the grounds of the training center, I couldn’t help but notice the large concrete structure on my right side. The exterior was layered with dark black soot, and it looked like a scene from a movie.
I drove past the building and put my car in park. When I looked to my left, I noticed that the car parked there had been completely destroyed, presumably for training purposes.

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Grinnell Inn/Riptides closes its doors

September 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Grinnell Inn and Riptides Restaurant have closed again.

After just two years in business, the bed and breakfast on Narragansett Avenue closed its doors on Labor Day.

The building’s tenants, Bob and Selena Lavoie, who ran the business, said a rent increase forced the closure.

“Our rent was doubled and we couldn’t make it through the winter,” Selena Lavoie said Monday.

Lavoie said she and her husband are looking into other opportunities, particularly a “pre-existing business” where they can do breakfast.

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September 10th

Mega appointed to SK school committee

September 10, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously last night to appoint Dr. Anthony Mega to the South Kingstown School Committee.

Mega, who previously served on the school committee from 2004 until July 2012, will fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Liz Morris.

He will serve until November 2014.

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

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September 5th

South Kingstown taking patient approach to season

September 5, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—Aside from maybe Moses Brown, you’d be hard pressed to find a tougher opponent to play in your Division I-South opener than the East Greenwich field hockey team.
The Avengers graduated just five seniors from last season’s D-I semifinalist squad and brought back two and three-year starters throughout the field.
That was the task charged to South Kingstown – a team still finding its way in its second year in D-I – Wednesday afternoon and the Rebels struggled against the more seasoned Avs in a 9-0 loss.

Mariners cruise to victory over Lions

September 5, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – So far, so good for the Narragansett girls tennis team.
There may not have been much for the Mariners to have gained or learned as they took on an inferior Lincoln team in their season opening match on Wednesday at Sprague Park, but the season still got itself off on the right foot as Narragansett did not drop a set en route to the 7-0 sweep of the Lions.
“It’s always good to get the first match going,” said Narragansett coach Peter Barlow. “Probably taking the long view, it’s better to have an easier one than a tough one. I always tell the girls, good first win.

SK rebounds from slow start vs. West

September 5, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The South Kingstown girls soccer team got its 2013 season started in the right way Wednesday night, taking on Cranston West in its season opener at Curtis Corner Middle School.
The Rebels started off slow, but picked up their game in the second half and came away with a 3-1 win.
“It’s nice to get a win. It’s always nice to get a win,” said South Kingstown coach Toby Gibbons. “Happy for the girls, we really played some good soccer in the second half. Took us a half to get comfortable, but that happens early in the season.”

’Gansett victorious in opener

September 5, 2013

WARWICK—As it is for most teams this time of year, the Narragansett girls volleyball team is still shaking off the rust.
The Mariners – who are among a handful of preseason favorites to be contenders in Division II this season – kicked off their fall with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 victory over a less talented Pilgrim squad Tuesday.
“We did get a little relaxed when we got a lead but I loved it,” Narragansett coach Abby Hummel said. “I loved their effort, I thought they played well next to players and I liked how they’re looking.”


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