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September 19th

Hank’s Down South bringing a different flavor to Galilee

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- There’s a new guy in town. Today, Sept. 20, is the grand opening for Hank’s Down South, a new barbecue restaurant and bar in Galilee.

Located at 33 State St., Hank’s Down South bar and barbecue restaurant is not your average venue in Narragansett. Instead of focusing on seafood, owner Amy Mason said that she wanted to use her experience with barbecue to bring authentic southern cuisine to the fishermen.

Mason said one of the best features of Hank’s is the smoker.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An historic visit to The Tower House

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- After having a unique upbringing in Narragansett, Vicki DeKleer has returned to the town after more than 25 years to revisit her past.

While drinking coffee and eating scones on a late summer morning, Vicki lounged in the local bed and breakfast, The Tower House, on Wednesday with owner Marybeth Kreger.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond hires new town administrator

September 19, 2013

RICHMOND — In a surprise reveal Tuesday night, the town council announced it had hired a new town administrator – someone energetic, well-qualified, and media-savvy.

“Will the real Robert Basler Rock please stand up?” joked Town Council President B. Joseph Reddish as he introduced the newly hired town administrator to the audience. All heads turned as a young man who had been sitting quietly in the back of the town council chambers stood to accept applause and congratulatory handshakes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wakefield woman dies in Richmond crash

September 19, 2013

RICHMOND – A Wakefield woman was killed early Friday morning when her vehicle struck a utility pole on Kingstown Road.

Sierra S. Stanton, 24, of Wakefield died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, Richmond Police said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sonny Zampini: a true local legend

September 19, 2013

HOPKINTON – I’d spent my childhood hearing my grandfather talk about him. Now, his name regularly falls from my brother’s lips. All I personally knew of Sonny Zampini was that he was in the scrapyard business and that probably everyone in town had called on him when they needed cars hauled away. Recently, upon discovering that he lives on the site of an old mill, I thought I might visit him and do a story. It didn’t take long however, for me to realize that the story wasn’t about a structure. It was about a man.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 17th

Nolan ready to take the helm as Narragansett Town Manager

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett will be welcoming both a new resident and new town manager in October.
After a long interview process, the Narragansett Town Council unanimously appointed Pamela Nolan to the position on Sept. 3.
Nolan has more than 20 years of experience working as town administrator and town manager. Her past experiences include serving as the town administrator for the town of Truro, Mass., and as the town manager for the town of Plymouth, Mass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Suspicious package temporarily shuts down Salt Pond Plaza

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A bomb scare closed Salt Pond Plaza on Point Judith Road briefly Monday.
At 4 p.m. the Narragansett Fire Department responded to Game Stop for a report of a suspicious package left outside the store.
Capt. Joseph Conroy of the Narragansett Fire Department said a suitcase was left unattended on the sidewalk for an unknown period of time.
Emergency officials established a safety perimeter of 300 feet around the building and entrance to the shopping center was restricted, Conroy said in a statement.
The Rhode Island State Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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