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August 2nd

Deepwater Wind wins offshore lease auction with $3.8 million bid

August 2, 2013

Deepwater Wind won the nation’s first ever lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy development Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the auction for two parcels, totaling more than 164,000 acres, in BOEM’s Wind Energy Area on the Outer Continental Shelf roughly 17 miles south of Rhode Island between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An unlikely foe for Quonset Fast Ferry

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deborah Kelso, executive director of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, voiced her opposition to the Quonset fast ferry proposal during a chamber meeting last week, according to Rhode Island Fast Ferry Owner Charles Donadio Jr.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase through Charlestown and SK

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police arrested a 32-year-old Connecticut man Tuesday following a high-speed chase that began in Charlestown and ended in South Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An off-path sight

August 2, 2013

Lotus flower brings many a visitor to Boston Neck Road

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Sitting unassumingly to the side of Boston Neck Road, in front of the Hamilton Web Condominiums, rests a sight to which locals and visitors alike have been flocking all week. There, nestled within an old mill pond, grow the lotus flower, a beautiful aquatic plant which is currently in bloom.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Labor board upholds fire union complaint

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Having heard testimony from legal representatives from both the town and firefighters union, the State Labor Relations Board (SLRB) ruled against North Kingstown in their fight to keep firefighters working under a three-platoon shifting system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Players make last deed one for the community

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In June, four North Kingstown High School students received scholarships totaling $2,000 to pursue fine arts degrees as they head into college. The story behind those scholarships is one of dedication to the local arts by John ‘Jack’ Higby, a founding member of the North Kingstown Players theater group and long-time public school teacher.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Silver Spoon Bakery fights ovarian cancer for a friend

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—Karen Bristow had been Mary Sayles’ neighbor in Warwick for 35 years, each woman babysitting the other’s children as they grew up. On June 28, 2011, Bristow lost a good friend to ovarian cancer and, two years later, has done much to commemorate her life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK woman arrested for $200,000 larceny of elderly father

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown woman was arrested this past Friday as the subject of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into her exploitation of an elder. Barbara Flaherty, 49, of 70 Sedgefield Road was apprehended after it was discovered she had stolen over $200,000 from her 88 year-old father, who is currently residing in an assisted living center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Soothing Rhythm

August 2, 2013

Nate Cozzolino, left, Wes Forsyth, right, and Alisha Almeida, middle, recently put forth a drumming and hoop circle performance in front of St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich, entitled ‘Circle of Life.’
Every week for the rest of the summer, residents will have the opportunity to participate in the rhythmic experience with their own musical instruments if they choose.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to recycling program

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Local residents are going to notice a change regarding their recycling over the next couple of months.
Joe Duarte, the director of the East Greenwich Department of Public Works announced last week a new protocol for recycle pick-ups throughout the town that will be in place sometime around September.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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