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July 12th

A unique tourist visits on Fourth of July

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown received a different kind of tourist on July 4 when a Risso dolphin showed up in the waters of Hamilton Cove, The dolphin, which typically travels nearer to the continental shelf, was spotted by Harbormaster Ed Hughes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Business plans new ferry to Block Island

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Block Island may be the destination for a new fast ferry this summer, and its departure point will come from farther afield than Galilee or Newport. Rhode Island Fast Ferry announced last week that it would be launching a new route between Quonset and Block Island, scheduled to begin operating as early as next summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Suspects in home invasion arrested

July 12, 2013

WEST GREENWICH— Four men have been arrested by Rhode Island State and West Greenwich Police departments in connection to a home invasion in West Greenwich last Sunday.
According to Col. Steven O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, and West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsay, on June 30, a home located on Mishnock Road was broken into during the early morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New faces at the 2013 Wickford Art Festival

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Wickford Art Festival, one of the most iconic artistic events in the state, is starting up once more this weekend. According to new Festival Director Bruce Luscombe, a handful of newcomers will be joining the already populous ranks of artists for the 2013 edition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Amended alcohol ordinance passes

July 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — With specific guidelines and regulations in place, there will be an allowance of alcohol service on both Town property and outside of business establishments alongside Main Street in East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coyle hired as interim town manager

July 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — With unanimous approval from all five members, the East Greenwich Town Council appointed Police Chief Thomas Coyle as the interim town manager Monday evening during the Council’s regular meeting at Town Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A guitar store in town that’s fit for a ‘King’

July 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – A very, large comfortable sofa awaits any and all customers who shop at King Guitar, 176 Main St. It’s a ‘king’, of course, for relaxation purposes.
In other words, there is no pressure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police investigating possible break-in on Main Street

July 12, 2013

East Greenwich police are investigating a possible breaking and entering that resulted in alleged thefts of some high-priced art items.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Annual drug report released

July 12, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Bob Houghtaling, the director of the East Greenwich Drug Program, released last Friday an official report detailing the total number of individuals that were seen regarding both substance abuse and mental health issues over the course of the last 12 months.
The information, dated as of June 30, in the report shows that 202 total clients went through the Drug
Program this past year – 100 of them under the age of 21 – and compares what occurred within the 2013 fiscal year to a three-year average dating back to 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 11th

Charlestown Town Council violated Open Meetings Act

July 11, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Town Council violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by secret ballot during an open session meeting in March, according to a recent finding by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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