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August 15th, 2014

Artifact Gallery to host art show and open house on Saturday, Aug. 16

August 15, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Artifact Gallery and Seating Arrangement Upholstery in Peace Dale is hosting an art show and open house on Saturday, August 16. The event, running rom 5 to 9 p.m., will feature work from 11 artists of different media forms such as painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. The gallery is located at 1181 Kingstown Road in Peace Dale.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 14th

Waves’ season comes to an end

August 14, 2014

NEWPORT—Things started to heat up in the New England Collegiate Baseball League earlier this week as the Newport Gulls claimed second place in the Southern Division, meaning the third place Ocean State Waves would have to travel to Newport to begin the opening divisional-round of the playoffs.
For a league that is commonly recognized to many people as the second-best summer collegiate league in the nation, it sure looked that way this past week during the first round playoffs with the new-look Rhode Island NECBL playoff rivalry stirring up.

Golfers tee-up at Metacomet on Tuesday

August 14, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE—Competitive high school golfers participated in the 93rd annual Rhode Island Junior Amateur Golf Tournament at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence on Tuesday, with a chance to boost their confidence and try to advance to the next round of play.

URI Football training camp

August 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- It’s almost football season, and every Ram fan in the entire state is looking forward to when the University of Rhode Island first takes the field in the season opener against Marshall on Sept. 6. However, until the game, the team must put in the hard work in the summer to improve as a team and begin a new season of URI football.
This past Sunday, on URI’s practice field, the Rams kicked off a new era in the first training camp under new head coach Jim Fleming.

Shannock Village approved as mixed-use zone

August 14, 2014

RICHMOND — Shannock Village is the town’s new zoning district. After years of discussion and planning, the town council approved Shannock Village as a mixed-use zone at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Town Planner Denise Stetson said that the planning board had been listening to Shannock residents’ ideas for the district since 2008.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues septic replacement loan program

August 14, 2014

By CATHERINE HEWITT

CHARLESTOWN — In its seventh round of funding, the town will apply to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency for $300,000 to finance the Community Septic Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to homeowners who are required to replace cesspools and failing septic systems.
By town ordinance, residents are required to properly operate and maintain on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) because noncompliance could contaminate groundwater, which is the town’s only source of drinking water. Septic systems are the town’s sole method of sewage disposal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reiner resigns as NK Town Planner

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday afternoon, town manager Michael Embury announced that North Kingstown Town Planner Jon Reiner has resigned from his position. According to the release, the 35 year-old is taking a higher paying planner position in Groton, Conn.
“Since his arrival in June 16, 2005, Jon has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in moving North Kingstown forward with its zoning, planning projects, open space acquisition and agricultural preservation,” said Embury in his release. “Jon’s departure leaves a very large hole in the management team that will be hard to fill.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK doctor brings new focus to primary care

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The world of a primary care physician often entail rushing through visits and trying to see as many patients in one day as possible. For Dr. Lauren Hedde, however, the status quo had become frustrating, and now she is starting a different kind of practice in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Erinakes files suit against Odeum Corp.

August 14, 2014

WARWICK — The Erinakes name has been synonymous with performing arts and entertainment within East Greenwich for nearly a century.
However, a prominent member of that family is now in court against the group currently overseeing operations of the local theater regarding the mortgage of the building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Crawford resigns from EGSD

August 14, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — After a decade within the East Greenwich School District, one of the best administration directors in the state is moving south.
Maryanne Crawford, who has guided the School District through budgets, contracts and offered clear explanations of plans to School Committee members and the public at-large for the last 10 years as the Director of Administration, resigned from her position to accept the same job with the South Kingstown School Department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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