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September 2nd, 2011

Irene affected residents throughout North Kingstown

September 3, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Instead of the sounds of school buses roaring around town bringing children back for the start of another school year, the air was is full of the sounds from chainsaws, generators and leaf blowers, attempting to clean up from Tropical Storm Irene’s path of destruction.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK teachers cast vote of no confidence

September 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although NEA-South Kingstown and the school committee came to an agreement on the collective bargaining agreement for teachers Tuesday, Aug. 17, the teacher’s union was still unsatisfied. The teachers expressed that dissatisfaction Tuesday with a single vote, a vote of no confidence for South Kingstown School Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Late start to school frustrates SK parents

September 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Christine Girous said her 5 year old daughter was excited for the first day of school and ready to start kindergarten. But, after South Kingstown Schools have postponed the start of school from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 and then to Sept. 6, parents and their children are beginning to get a little stir crazy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friday update: Full power restoration inches closer

September 2, 2011

Slowly, the lights are popping back on in East Greenwich.
As of midday Friday, only 305 National Grid customers remain without power in East Greenwich, according to the utility company's website. All but 251 of National Grid's 5,993 local customers lost power as a result of Hurricane Irene's damaging visit to the area on Sunday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Check out what's inside The Narragansett Times today

September 2, 2011

It's only a few days after Tropical Storm Irene but residents are still feeling its affects. In today's paper find out how parents in South Kingstown are feeling after school was delayed one week and how area businesses coped with the power loss. Also, read about how the Union Firefighters made the damage from the storm less than what it could have been.

Pick up a copy of Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The show will go on at Rhythm and Roots

September 2, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The 2011 Rhythm and Roots Festival is upon us once again.

Crews have been hustling and bustling around Ninigret Park to get the stages set up in time for the first acts, and according to the festival’s founder, Chuck Wentworth, everything is right on schedule. Some difficulties have arisen, as most of the area is still without power as of Tuesday afternoon, but Wentworth is not worried at all.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 1st

Irene’s wrath felt long after storm

September 2, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Monday, the day after Tropical Storm Irene did her worst, the village of Wickford and much of North Kingstown were dead, the result of power and phone outages.
Banks, restaurants, drug stores and the library were closed although, on Tuesday morning, the Rite-Aid on Brown Street was operating albeit in the dark. An employee said the store is powered by separate lines and all but the one providing light were working.

Lights out in Charlestown

September 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - In the wake of Hurricane Irene, which ripped through the Northeast over the weekend, the majority of Charlestown’s residents were without power.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Magnolia is annual presence at Rhythm and Roots Festival

September 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - For Magnolia, a 7-piece Cajun based in New England, playing the Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park is like home. The band, which formed in 1989, has played the festival every year since.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Surfrider looks at problem of plastic pollution in our oceans

September 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Seventy percent of the world's surface is covered by ocean, and only ten percent has been explored. There are deep trenches and reefs, alongside small, remote islands which are unknown, including the habitats that surround them. Yet even in parts of the ocean which humans themselves have not touched, mankind's presence still pervades in the form of plastics.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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