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Archive - 2013

August 5th

Deepwater Wind to withdraw application

August 5, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deepwater Wind will withdraw its application to bury a cable beneath Narragansett Town Beach at tonight's Narragansett Town Council meeting.

Deepwater and the Narragansett Town Council have been at odds regarding the cable, which would connect Block Island to the mainland.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Missing father and son found alive in Great Swamp

August 5, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - After more than 17 hours of searching, rescue crews located a 47-year-old man and his 12-year-old son Monday.

Darin Pierce and his son, Logan, disappeared Sunday after launching their 12-foot Zodiac inflatable raft from Taylor's Landing into the Chipuxet River around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The duo then planned to boat to Worden Pond, a three mile trip, where they were to meet Christine Pierce, Darin's wife and Logan's mother, at 4 p.m.

When Darin and Logan didn't arrive on time, Christine called South Kingstown Police at 6 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 2nd

Kelly dancers stepping to world championships

August 2, 2013

COVENTRY— Dancers from The Kelly School of Irish Dance traveled to New Jersey last weekend for their annual national championships and the school found success, bringing home a plethora of awards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Camp Fuller in full summer sail

August 2, 2013

On Thursday, some happy campers enjoy some time on the water at Camp Fuller in South Kingstown.
For more than 125 years, Camp Fuller in South Kingstown has been a go-to place for kids ages 7 to 16 for summer resident camp.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kahan sentenced to 10 years in fatal DUI crash on Moonstone Beach Road

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Cranston man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence – death resulting in connection with a September accident in South Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deepwater Wind wins offshore lease auction with $3.8 million bid

August 2, 2013

Deepwater Wind won the nation’s first ever lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy development Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the auction for two parcels, totaling more than 164,000 acres, in BOEM’s Wind Energy Area on the Outer Continental Shelf roughly 17 miles south of Rhode Island between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An unlikely foe for Quonset Fast Ferry

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deborah Kelso, executive director of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, voiced her opposition to the Quonset fast ferry proposal during a chamber meeting last week, according to Rhode Island Fast Ferry Owner Charles Donadio Jr.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase through Charlestown and SK

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police arrested a 32-year-old Connecticut man Tuesday following a high-speed chase that began in Charlestown and ended in South Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An off-path sight

August 2, 2013

Lotus flower brings many a visitor to Boston Neck Road

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Sitting unassumingly to the side of Boston Neck Road, in front of the Hamilton Web Condominiums, rests a sight to which locals and visitors alike have been flocking all week. There, nestled within an old mill pond, grow the lotus flower, a beautiful aquatic plant which is currently in bloom.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Labor board upholds fire union complaint

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Having heard testimony from legal representatives from both the town and firefighters union, the State Labor Relations Board (SLRB) ruled against North Kingstown in their fight to keep firefighters working under a three-platoon shifting system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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