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September 5th, 2011

Paquet wins Labor Day 5k

September 5, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com

September 4th

Editorial: What have we learned from irene? Plan and be patient

September 5, 2011

As the dust settled and people around Southern Rhode Island were finally able to take stock of just how much damage was caused by last weekend’s encounter with Irene, a tropical storm by the time it graced the Ocean State with its presence, there was one lesson that really stood out more than any other.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond PD busy at Washington County Fair

September 4, 2011

RICHMOND - Richmond police officers had little chance to rest at last month’s Washington County Fair, racking up a whopping 33 arrests in just four days.

The fair lasted from August 17 - 21 and all of the arrests were made on the first four days, making it the busiest week for the department this year, according to Police Chief Elwood Johnson.

“This is by far the busiest week we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said. Johnson became the chief of Richmond Police in 2010.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 3rd

Shore Acres: Boat on the rocks drew a crowd

September 4, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The sound of chainsaws filled the air Monday in Shore Acres, the popular waterfront community that’s a mix of summer cottages and year-round homes between Fishing Cove and Narragansett Bay, south of Electric Boat.
A big tree was down at the corner of Camp Avenue and Asqah Drive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area towns recieve RIRRC funds for recycling

September 3, 2011

JOHNSTON - A ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to distribute profit shares to the 39 cities and towns of Rhode Island. Over $1.8 million of profits yielded from the sale of recyclables was divied up, and Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and Westerly each got their share.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 2nd

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

 

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