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September 27th

Bagelz presents work from artist Susan Gold Purdy

September 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Bagelz of Wakefield is presenting the work of Connecticut artist Susan Gold Purdy during the open art show on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Although this will be the Purdy’s first time displaying her work in Rhode Island, she is a well-known cookbook author, illustrator, and painter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NPD members recognized for stellar service

September 27, 2013

Family, friends and the town council gathered in the Narragansett High School auditorium to celebrate the outstanding efforts of Narragansett police officers during the police department’s awards and promotion ceremony Wednesday.
Chief Dean Hoxsie introduced each officer as he or she approached the stage and was sworn in by Town Council President James Callaghan.
Chief Hoxsie also thanked the families for showing their support to the NPD on a daily basis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Narragansett Times Editor Marcia Grann-O'Brien remembered by her peers

September 27, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Former Narragansett Times Editor Marcia Grann-O’Brien, 72, of Wakefield, died Tuesday.
O’Brien was a lifelong journalist and writer who won numerous awards during her career. In addition to her work at The Narragansett Times, she founded the Three Village Times on Long Island, served as editor of the Warwick Beacon, worked for former Gov. Lincoln Almond and was inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 26th

Wind turbine ordinance draft discussed

September 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Could one of those wind turbines that have recently popped up around the state possibly find a home in East Greenwich?

That idea was kicked around by members of the East Greenwich Planning Board last Wednesday evening at Town Hall, where the six-member quorum spend a little over an hour discussing the topic of having the alternative energy source find a home in the small community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Teens give back to Nikki Trupiano

September 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — There are people who are giving. There are people who sacrifice their own needs in favor of those who are in need, no matter what the situation is. There are people who take the term ‘selfless’ to a whole new level.

And then there’s Nikki Trupiano.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WWII vet to soar this weekend

September 26, 2013

A local World War II veteran will be spreading his proverbial wings down to the Nation’s Capital this weekend.

Raymond Anderson, a 93-year-old East Greenwich resident who once served with the United States Navy before being honorably discharged in December of 1945, will be on a plane flying south from T.F. Green Airport to Washington, D.C. as part of the ‘Honor Flight,’ an event held by the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs (RIAFC), this Saturday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hodgson running for Attorney General?

September 26, 2013

Could a local state senator be in the running for the Office of Attorney General in 2014?

According to previously published reports, District 35 Sen. Dawson Hodgson (R – East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett) recently expressed interest in throwing his name into the ring for the state’s attorney general position, a job currently being held by Peter F. Kilmartin, next election season.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

KCWA rep: 'This hasn't happened before'

September 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Just one day after it issued a county-wide, boil-water advisory, Peter Masterson, the East Greenwich representative for the Kent County Water Authority, gave the East Greenwich Town Council and Interim Town Manager Thomas Coyle Monday evening an update on the status of the temporary mandate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council continues tax incentive discussion

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a lengthy discussion, the North Kingstown Town Council decided to continue the first reading of newly proposed amendments to the town’s tax incentive program to include retail. The ordinance changes, proposed by the Economic Development Advisory Board, aim at attracting more retail ventures into the town’s more depressed areas, such as Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stony Lane recognized as Blue Ribbon school

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 2013 selections of 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, of which Stony Lane Elementary School in North Kingstown can be counted. The elementary school is one of 286 nationwide who have been chosen based on its dedication to academic excellence and improving student achievement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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