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September 20th

Forest Park Elementary remembers fallen friend

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Sept. 3, 10-year-old Forest Park Elementary School student Elise Jackson tragically lost her battle with a rare auto immune disease that required a lung transplant which never came.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK planning debates town vision for Wickford Junction

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission held a lengthy discussion with officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation regarding the town’s vision for the Wickford Junction area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town moves to dismiss Rolling Greens complaint

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town is seeking to throw out a Superior Court complaint issued by a group of residents who are opposed to the town’s planned mixed-use development at the intersection of Routes 2 and 102.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police, FAA investigate helicopter gunfire incident

September 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Several Narrow Lane residents reported a low-flying helicopter with individuals armed with high-powered rifles shooting toward the ground at about 3 p.m. Sunday. According to the police report, the passengers in the helicopter were shooting down at a junked vehicle located in the Shoreline Gravel bank at 60 Narrow Lane.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commemorative flag to fly

September 20, 2013

Artist Bruce Martin, of RI Pen & Ink, holds a flag featuring his historic rendition of The Towers

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 19th

SK animal noise ordinance hearing to be held Oct. 15

September 19, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The public hearing regarding potential amendments to the town's animal noise ordinance will not be held this Monday, Sept. 23.

Ella Whaley, South Kingstown Town Council president, said the hearing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15.

At that time, residents will have the opportunity to come before the council to discuss the keeping of noisy animals, such as roosters, in residential neighborhoods.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gist speaks on state of education in RI

September 19, 2013

KINGSTON – The state’s educational leaders gathered Tuesday at the University of Rhode Island for a panel discussion on the state of education in Rhode Island.

Eva-Marie Mancuso, chair of the Rhode Island Board of Education, Deborah Gist, commissioner of education, David Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, Nancy Carriuolo, president of Rhode Island College and Scott MacKay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio, participated in the discussion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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