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October 30th

Assessing Sandy - one year later

October 30, 2013

One year later, the effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in South County, throughout Rhode Island and along the East Coast.

Sandy struck Oct. 29, 2012, wreaking havoc amounting to $65 billion in damages in just the United States.

When Sandy hit Rhode Island it caused widespread devastation and affected approximately 300,000 residents, or 28 percent of the state’s population.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two seriously injured in South Road crash

October 30, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A single-car accident at 12:48 a.m. Monday on South Road resulted in serious injury to both the driver and the passenger.

Michael A. Towne, 33, of North Kingstown, struck a tree head on in the area of 1147 South Road.

According to the narrative of South Kingstown Police Patrolman Evan Johnson, the vehicle appeared to have first struck the guardrail on the passenger side, crossed the center line, and crossed the opposite lane of traffic before striking a tree.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Businesses change hands in Matunuck, Peace Dale

October 30, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two local businesses are changing hands after obtaining approvals from the South Kingstown Town Council Monday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public forums continue on arming campus police

October 30, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Memorial Union Ballroom was filled with concerned students, faculty and residents during the public forum regarding the arming of campus police on Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident McDermott, father of three, in search of kidney donor

October 30, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- For most parents, playing outside with their children is something that is part of an everyday routine. But for one Narragansett resident, that is an activity he can only dream of doing.
Mike McDermott, 31, is the father of three daughters and is in need of a kidney transplant. McDermott said that it all started when he was younger and had strep throat. His immune system was weakened from the infection and his kidneys were attacked by the infection Glomerulonephritis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 28th

George's to be featured in Log On & Eat episode

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cooking Channel’s Host Eden Grinshpan visited Narragansett on her latest episode of “Log On & Eat” to test out the famous seafood of George’s of Galilee.
“Log On & Eat With Eden Grinshpan” is anything but an ordinary cooking show. In each 30-minute episode, Grinshpan visits three different cities and meets up with the funniest food bloggers, YouTubers or tweeters who show her their favorite dining spots.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EPA issues town a notice of violation of Clean Water Act

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to the town of Narragansett Monday for violating the Clean Water Act.
According to the notice, as part of the EPA’s regional effort to investigate the bacterial sources of beach closures, EPA personnel collected surface water quality samples from a number of locations at Scarborough State Beach.
The EPA reportedly found that the town is discharging stormwater containing fecal coliform, E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, into the ocean.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small turnout for West Kingston Village Study public workshop

October 28, 2013

WEST KINGSTON- Only three residents attended the community workshop for the West Kingston Village Study on Tuesday.
The workshop was part of an ongoing planning process that focuses on identifying means that will reinforce the best qualities and characteristics of villages and places in South Kingstown.
According to South Kingstown Director of Planning Vincent Murray, the purpose of the study is to assess current conditions and provide recommendations for enhancing and protecting their unique and historic character in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK School Committee looks at new high-leverage policy

October 28, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with educators and members of the public to analyze the new high-leverage policy that was passed in June. The committee members divided into four groups and, along with educators from the district, discussed how each group interprets the new policy, how progress can be measured, and what limitations students might face in achieving specific learning outcomes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Athletic budget discussed at special school committee meeting

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett School Committee reviewed the athletic budgets for Narragansett High School and Narragansett Pier School athletic during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Member Keith Ranaldi requested that the committee review the collected and organized data for expenses, revenues and donations regarding the athletic programs at the two schools.
“Information is strength so thank you for providing this for us,” said Ranaldi. “Things are good right now in our athletic program but we have way more potential, and that is why I brought this up to review today.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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