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August 23rd

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 22nd

Kansas native Randy Rusk keeps on trucking in Exeter

August 22, 2011

EXETER – Traditionally, people attend cruise nights to marvel at beautifully-preserved classic cars.
When Randy Rusk takes his vintage vehicles to these events, visitors are treated to something entirely different: examples of a way of life, the family farm, that’s rapidly disappearing.
“Rhode Island, surprisingly, has a lot of restored vehicles and a vibrant cruise community,” Randy observes. His cruising vehicles are a 1966 three-quarter ton Chevy farm truck and a 1954 Model 50 John Deere tractor.

Free Will Baptists have divine plan for new building

August 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The motto of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church whose future home – a large and impressive structure now under construction on Route 2 – could easily be “If you build it, they will come.”
When completed, the project will represent an investment of approximately $1 million including $300,000 for the land and $700,000 for the building. Town fire officials are also requiring the church to install a 20,000 gallon cistern at an additional cost of $30,000.
The town has agreed to waive a building fee of $7,104.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 20th

Council continues turbine discussion

August 20, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Residents turned out in droves to the North Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night to listen to the draft of proposed amendments to the Wind Energy Systems (WES) ordinance, and for an explanation on the re-issuance of the North Kingstown Green building permit for a proposed turbine.
Ultimately, however, only one of those discussions took place.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 19th

Board ruling favors neither town nore firefighters

August 19, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Nearly 10 months after the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF, entered into arbitration over the 2011 Fiscal Year contract, an arbitration board released its ruling this week and, in a 63-page decision, gave little to either side.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Point Judith Pond closed for shellfishing

August 19, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—-The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced on Tuesday that it would be closing Point Judith Pond in Narragansett due to the rainfall which the area experienced earlier this week. The ban began on Tuesday at noon and is scheduled to remain in effect until sunrise on August 24, or whenever DEM deems the Pond safe for shellfish harvesting again.

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