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August 26th

East Greenwich battens down for Irene

August 26, 2011

Residents forced to evacuate by the oncoming Hurricane Irene and requiring shelter will be bused to Red Cross shelters out of town, local officials said Thursday night.
A scheduled work session between the Town Council and East Greenwich Fire District Board of Commissioners turned into an emergency planning conference as they discussed plans to deal with what could be Rhode Island's first direct encounter with a hurricane since Bob pounded the area in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watching Hurricane Irene: SK Officials make preparations for impending storm

August 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a Category 3 hurricane expected to hit Southern New England by Sunday, South Kingstown officials gathered at the police department on Kingstown Road to discuss emergency plans Wednesday afternoon.

The Weather Channel said Wednesday Hurricane Irene threatens to become the strongest hurricane to hit the Northeast in a decade and South Kingstown did not waste any time making sure they were ready.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Boesch Farm plan draws a crowd

August 26, 2011

While the prospective new tenant of Boesch Farm has won over some of his previously skeptical new neighbors, other remain worried about the transition of the 85-acre farm from organic vegetable growth to the raising of small animals and livestock.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local reps angered by toll proposal

August 26, 2011

HOPKINTON - The State of Rhode Island has submitted an application to the federal government to install toll booths on both sides of Interstate 95 in between Exits 1 and 2 in Hopkinton.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 25th

WWII aircraft arriving at Quonset

August 26, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It’s safe to say that Dave Payne, executive director and board president of the Quonset Air Museum, is like a kid awaiting Santa Claus.
For Payne and other devotees of aircraft history and warfare, this coming weekend will represent a sort of snapshot of World War II. Six vintage planes owned by the Texas Flying Legends Museum will arrive on Friday and stay for the weekend.

Heading Back to School

August 25, 2011

School is less than a week away. You know what that means: homework, bagged lunches, hallway gossip, sports and more. But before the school year starts, you need to get there. Pick up a copy of Wednesday's The Narragansett Times before it's off the stands for the Narragansett school bus schedules. See Friday's issue for the South Kingstown bus schedules.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South Kingstown evacuation map

August 25, 2011

In case Hurricane Irene knocks the Rhode Island coastline, South Kingstown has posted an updated evacuation map. See Friday's newspaper for more information on evacuation and hurricane preparation plans or check back here at ricentral.com

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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