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July 18th

Beaches dealing with infestation of bug-like critters

July 18, 2013

Those seeking relief from the heat this week with a cool ocean swim, may find themselves sharing the refreshing waters with some bug-like critters.

The bugs have been spotted at beaches from Middletown to Westerly, including at the south end of Scarborough State Beach.

The critters are crustacean isopods, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Management.

She said the typically infest marine waters, but do not bite and are not considered a human pest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock hearing continued at request of town

July 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town Wednesday to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King's Factory Road.

In their request for continuance, the town wrote, "The reason for the request is that the town is exploring other means which my preclude the need for the matter to be decided by the [zoning board.]"

No testimony was presented, and the zoning board agreed to continue the hearing until Aug. 28.

For more on the story, check out the Chariho Times next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 12th

SK Superintendent Stringfellow gets contract extension

July 12, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee recently voted 5-1 to extend Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow’s contract through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The vote was taken in an executive session ahead of the June 25 work session on graduation rates and requirements and was reported at the start of the session, Maureen Cotter, school committee chair confirmed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident wins prestigious VFW award

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett resident and avid volunteer John E. O’Hara was recently presented the Department of Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Award for his involvement with countless councils and community organizations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Illegal parking: a summertime headache in Galilee

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Galilee Advisory Committee tackled the issue of illegal parking in Galilee during Tuesday’s meeting.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management liaison, Larry Mouradjian, stated that despite the recent discussion with Interim Town Manager Rich Kerbel at the previous meeting, parking is still an issue at Galilee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFIP reform may impact coastal residents

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program may soon begin to affect property owners throughout the state.
Changes to the program were discussed at a stakeholder meeting Wednesday for those involved and interested in the Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Miss Rhody’ a popular draw at Exeter ice cream shop

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Taking a stop by the Oak Harbour Village Shopping Center off South County Trail in Exeter, one will see a unique monument standing in front of the newly established Kiki’s Udderly Cool Ice Cream Shop; a painted cow. The bovine statue has been a giant topic of conversation for customers, and owner Michelle Fabricant is excited to see people enjoying both the ice cream and the cow’s detailed painted body.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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