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September 13th

Kelso steps down from chamber

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Kevin Mulholland, president of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, confirmed on Thursday that executive director Deb Kelso will resign from her position, effective today.

He also stated that the chamber voted on Aug. 20 to rescind its previous motion to intervene against Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s proposed route from Quonset to Block Island.

“Yes, she has decided to move on,” said Mulholland. “She’s been there six years, and it is a tough job answering the questions every day. She didn’t plan to stay there forever.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 12th

Reading Street program assessing student achievement in EWG

September 12, 2013

EXETER – At the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School Committee meeting on Tuesday evening, Deborah Blake, reading supervisor for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, presented data and progress on the students in the district who exceeded the expectations through a new program called “Reading Street.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council debates privatization of NK transfer station

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, town council members continued a discussion on the merits of privatizing and sharing services of the North Kingstown Transfer Station at 345 Devil’s Foot Road. During the budget process earlier this year, Councilman Richard Welch had asked Phil Bergeron, director of Public Works, to produce a study on the feasibility of increasing the allowance of commercial hauling at the station, as well as potentially contracting private haulers instead of utilizing town employees.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Human remains found in Exeter

September 12, 2013

EXETER—An investigation is currently underway after Rhode Island State Police were informed this past Friday that human remains were in a wooded area near Purgatory Road in Exeter. A Warwick resident who was walking the area in preparation for deer hunting season made the discovery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fry avoids dismissal of civil suit against RIH

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Timothy Fry, ex-husband to convicted murderer Kimberly Fry, will be able to continue his civil suit against Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and his family’s former therapist Wendy Phillips after submitting court-ordered questions to the defendants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

AG honors Mulligan for work against synthetic drugs

September 12, 2013

PROVIDENCE—This past Friday, North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan was recognized for his hard work and dedication against issues involving the illicit use of synthetic drugs. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office presented honored Mulligan and other recipients at a dinner ceremony, and the police chief was humbled by the recognition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council hears latest update on Odeum

September 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — All throughout the summer months, Main Street was alive and well much ado to the many events that transpired on the small strip of Route 1 that cuts through the heart of the town, such as the ever-popular Main Street Stroll and residents just taking their own strolls up and down the street to either dine or shop.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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