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July 19th

Circus Smirkus returns to Washington County Fairgrounds

July 19, 2013

Circus Smirkus will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond this weekend, with performances Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For tickets and more information call 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visit www.smirkus.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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