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May 8th, 2014

State releases report on preparing for climate change

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Climate Change Council (EC3) issued its preliminary report Thursday on what the state can do to best prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee established the EC3 in February to advise him, the General Assembly, and the public. The initial report, “A Resilient Rhode Island: Being Practical about Climate Change” focuses on what state government can do to adopt problem-solving strategies with emphasis on both mitigation and adaptation to improve coordination, collaboration and communication between state agencies, as well as both the public and private sectors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Farm Spring Festival returns to URI

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The 13th annual URI East Farm Spring Festival organized by the URI Master Gardeners will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a master gardener-grown plant and herb sale, and educational tent, a family tent with crafts and animals, free soil testing, the South Kingstown Farmers Market, live music, food, a raffle and hourly workshops and demonstrations.

While it may seem like a lot going on, the 79-acre East Farm research facility has plenty of room to support the festivities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, school committee hammer out budget

May 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council continued to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2015 Monday night in a work session with the school committee.

Some council members continue to express apprehension about funding $357,882 for the school department, which requested the money after learning that it would need to contribute $712,000 to the annual required contribution of the town’s pension system.

“We just didn’t have the money to fund that,” said Superintendent Katherine Sipala.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Opening arguments made in 1444 Ocean Road case

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Attorneys for the Rose Nulman Park Foundation and Robert C. Lamoureux presented their arguments in Rhode Island Supreme Court Tuesday.

James E. Kelleher for Lamoureux and Mark W. Freel for the foundation each argued on behalf of their clients regarding a house that was built in part on the incorrect lot at 1444 Ocean Road in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIBRWCT looks at long-term coastal management

May 8, 2014


PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers, and Watersheds Coordination Team (RIBRWCT) released its 2013 annual report last week, highlighting the state’s efforts over the past year to help cities and towns maintain healthy, sustainable water systems. The 40-page report addresses the challenges facing public infrastructure, including wastewater and coastal management, and discusses municipalities’ long-term planning for issues such as climate change.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK girls softball still searching for first win, fall to EWG

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – This season’s first win continues to elude SK’s fastpitch softball team but it’s certainly not without effort on the part of the Rebels, who lost deceivingly 10-6 against Exeter-West Greenwich in an exciting game at Broad Rock Playfields.

The Scarlet Knights came into Monday night’s contest with a 5-4 record in Division II-South while SK came in 0-10 but a common viewer could have mistaken the game as a clash between top-tier contenders.

Avengers top SK in road victory

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – What started as a pitching duel through the first two innings became scoring frenzy between the East Greenwich and South Kingstown baseball teams on Tuesday.

After losing this past Saturday, the Rebels looked to get back on track at their home field against East Greenwich. However, the Avengers were simply too much for the Rebels, as they defeated South Kingstown (6-6), 8-4. The Avengers got the bats going later in the game, by scoring three runs in the final inning. Right fielder Steven Shipley had two hits, including an RBI triple in the third inning to give the Avengers their first score of the game. Outfielder Peter Goretoy also had two hits for the East Greenwich. Senior pitcher Andrew Miner put on quite the show on the mound, striking out six batters in five innings.

Mariners top Chargers 186-197, fall to Coventry

May 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett’s golf team had more than one encounter with Chariho this week, but the results were very different. The teams faced off on both Monday and Tuesday and though Narragansett came out on top both times, one call was far closer than the other.

It was a humbling experience for the Mariners; Coventry played very well under the same conditions, namely top Oaker, Jake Anderson who was two sub par after the first two holes with two birdies in a row. Anderson’s approach to the first pin brought him within three feet of the flag for a putt that he looked like he could have made in his sleep. Anderson finished with a match high score of 39.

South Kingstown girls lacrosse falls once more to rival Skippers

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the second time in 2014, the North Kingstown Skippers girls lacrosse team defeated SK in a Division I-South matchup between the neighboring towns. Skipper co-captain and senior midfielder Finley Kincaid played a monster game offensively, helping her team to the 14-5 victory at Curtis Corner Middle School with eight total goals and one assist. Sophomore Sophie Zaroogian was a comparable offensive force for the Rebels picking up four of her team’s five goals.

Wild game sees Prout edge EWG

May 8, 2014

WAKEFIELD – The series of events that unfolded during the Prout-hosted Exeter-West Greenwich baseball game on Wednesday were nothing short of bizarre. Between the cold front that rolled in just in time for the opening pitch to the several interruptions and abrupt ending to the matchup, the Crusaders and Knights had their hands full at The Prout School that afternoon.

Prout had a one run lead in the fourth, but the 2-1 score would not stand for long. What was a fast game quickly turned into a drawn out second half.

 

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