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Irene’s wrath felt long after storm

September 1, 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

Surfers see Irene as a wave of opportunity

September 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The fog hung low, hugging the waves at Narragansett Town Beach as they grew larger by the hour. Hurricane Irene was on its way, but for the surfers and sea kayakers, this day was better than any to have some real fun.

"We're taking a break right now, but we are going to go back at the waves," said Ryan Fotit of Belchertown, Massachusetts. "We come here all the time, and got in the waves today at 12 p.m."

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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