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November 30th

Dooley on IIS: 'We know as much as you do'

November 30, 2012


PROVIDENCE—University of Rhode Island President David Dooley spoke to a gathering of media outlets at the Rhode Island Foundation on Wednesday to discuss the university’s achievements over the past year, as well as outline the institution’s future goals and overall vision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fresh start for SK School Committee

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee voted Tuesday night to suspend the election of chair and vice-chair/clerk until after the annual summer retreat and they have received the communications subcommittee’s restructuring report.

The motion was initiated by Scott Mueller and school committee members voted six to one to approve the motion with newly elected member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle dissenting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Economic development a high priority in SK

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Economic development in South Kingstown is high on the priority list of the members of the South Kingstown Town Council for the next two years.

The members, including two who are in their first term, all cited economic development especially in South Kingstown’s villages, as well as working with South County Hospital and the University of Rhode Island as an issue they wish to address at Monday night’s meeting, their first as a group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Comprehensive Plan taking shape

November 30, 2012

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Fest

November 30, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—Handmade crafts, storytelling and lessons in eco-friendly living made Saturday’s Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Festival at the Towers a hands-on celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey might bring to mind stories of the native Americans who taught the earliest European settlers how to live off the land in order to survive. But for some Narragansett tribal members, making the most of natural resources isn’t a relic of history—it’s a part of daily life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sandy will claim two of the five cottages on Browning's Beach

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Seventy-four years later, the devastation that resulted from the Hurricane of 1938 is still apparent in parts of Rhode Island. Pieces of foundations of old homes that once lined East Beach in Westerly poke through the sand. The Category 3 storm tore though dozens of Victorian-era cottages, which once sat proudly along southern Rhode Island’s shoreline, except for the five cottages on Browning’s Beach in Matunuck.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Casey's closing after 30 years; will reopen in 2013

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 30 years an iconic Wakefield restaurant is closing its doors and changing hands.

Casey’s Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road is closing Dec. 16.

New co-owners Charlie Samaras and Jamie Laplume plan to renovate the space and turn it into Rare Steak and Fish, a combination of a steakhouse and seafood restaurant.

“It happened very quickly, over a matter of three weeks,” Charlie Samaras said Thursday of his recent acquisition of the restaurant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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