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September 19th

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

Christy to lead SK Firefighters Memorial Parade

September 17, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Lt. John “Jack” Christy, president of the Tuckertown Fire Department, will lead this year’s South Kingstown Firefighters Memorial Parade as grand marshal Sunday.
Christy is a humble man who has been serving our country as an officer and a firefighter since 1953.
“I’ve been at the Tuckertown Fire Department for 23 years,” Lt. Christy said in a recent interview. “I’ve been volunteering for 60 years [as a firefighter].”
Before Christy came to South County he lived and worked in New Jersey putting out fires and held a job in the commercial boating industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

24-hour convenience store denied,for now

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Due to the absence of town council member Doug Mclaughlin, the motion for the Shell Gasoline Station and Seasons Convenience Store, 1015 Boston Neck Road, to operate a 24-hour convenience store was denied with a vote of 2-2 during the meeting Monday.
Due to McLaughlin’s absence, Town Solicitor Mark McSally stated that the motion couldn’t be approved. Town Council President James Callaghan said that the applicants can return to the council in the future for approval of this motion but due to the split vote of the members present during the meeting, it could not be approved.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 13th

Valley villages to be featured in latest book

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY—With his sixth book scheduled to come out on Monday, a local, well-known author continues to focus on the history of the multiple villages throughout the Pawtuxet Valley area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkins Hill firefighters breathing easy

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — It was training night for the Hopkins Hill firefighters with new breathing apparatus the department is expecting to have by first thing next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Possible resolution in the works?

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — In a surprising turn of events after Monday’s town council meeting, Tom Miozzi, owner of T. Miozzi Asphalt Company, offered to form a coalition with residents who have had complaints about plant noise, air quality, hours of operation, heavy truck traffic and truck noise for more than a year now.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hetherman named new CFD treasurer

September 13, 2013

COVENTRY — A new treasurer was hired during Wednesday’s Coventry Fire District Board of Director’s meeting.
Judith Hetherman, a long-time Coventry resident, will be maintaining bill payment and keeping track of expeditures on a part-time basis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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