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July 19th

Chariho classifications lower for 2013

July 19, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho Schools Assistant Superintendent Carol Blanchette presented the district’s school classification and assessment results to the school committee during Tuesday night’s meeting at the high school library.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG police lieutenant arrested

July 19, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — An East Greenwich police lieutenant was arrested Tuesday on charges relating to an incident regarding excessive use of force on a prisoner at the East Greenwich Police Station.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 18th

Hopkinton to receive CDBG grants for Sandy

July 18, 2013

HOPKINTON — During Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Hopkinton Town Planner James J. Lamphere, delivered the good news that the town will receive $96,000 in grants to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Nixon appointed director of RI Sea Grant

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A longtime faculty member at the University of Rhode Island was recently appointed as director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Assessing water quality in Rhode Island

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Although Rhode Island is aptly named ‘The Ocean State’ in regards to being home to the largest deep water bay on the East Coast, as well as its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the state’s water system is much more complex than we often think. Numerous streams, reservoirs, lakes and rivers cut through the landscape, and underground wells provide drinking water for much of the western and southern parts of the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beaches dealing with infestation of bug-like critters

July 18, 2013

Those seeking relief from the heat this week with a cool ocean swim, may find themselves sharing the refreshing waters with some bug-like critters.

The bugs have been spotted at beaches from Middletown to Westerly, including at the south end of Scarborough State Beach.

The critters are crustacean isopods, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Management.

She said the typically infest marine waters, but do not bite and are not considered a human pest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock hearing continued at request of town

July 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town Wednesday to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King's Factory Road.

In their request for continuance, the town wrote, "The reason for the request is that the town is exploring other means which my preclude the need for the matter to be decided by the [zoning board.]"

No testimony was presented, and the zoning board agreed to continue the hearing until Aug. 28.

For more on the story, check out the Chariho Times next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 12th

SK Superintendent Stringfellow gets contract extension

July 12, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee recently voted 5-1 to extend Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow’s contract through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The vote was taken in an executive session ahead of the June 25 work session on graduation rates and requirements and was reported at the start of the session, Maureen Cotter, school committee chair confirmed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident wins prestigious VFW award

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett resident and avid volunteer John E. O’Hara was recently presented the Department of Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Award for his involvement with countless councils and community organizations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Illegal parking: a summertime headache in Galilee

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Galilee Advisory Committee tackled the issue of illegal parking in Galilee during Tuesday’s meeting.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management liaison, Larry Mouradjian, stated that despite the recent discussion with Interim Town Manager Rich Kerbel at the previous meeting, parking is still an issue at Galilee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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