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Local man arrested for fourth DUI

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN – A Richmond man was arrested last week for driving under the influence after he served time for driving under the influence – death resulting in the late 1990s.

Jamestown police arrested Lawrence Brew, 54, of 45 Kenyon School Road, Richmond, on April 8 shortly after 8 p.m. following a motor vehicle stop on Route 138.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jamestown School Committee talks Narragansett option

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Thursday, the Jamestown School Committee discussed further Narragansett’s recent solicitation to accommodate Jamestown students at Narragansett High School. The committee emphasized that no decisions have yet been made regarding the matter, and that the discussion was aimed at providing another “option” for parents when deciding on where to send their children for high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK native returns to Boston Marathon

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown native Erica Denhoff, a former track and field star, did not finish last year’s 117th Boston Marathon because of the terrorist bombing which ultimately claimed the lives of four victims. At the 118th Boston Marathon, Denhoff experienced an outpouring of encouragement and togetherness from thousands of bystanders and fellow races as she crossed the finish line, unlike anything of which she has been a part before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council praises new market analysis

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to a presentation of the finished town market analysis, a project which aims to more clearly define North Kingstown’s vision for future land use and economic improvement. In June, the town approved the $75,000 study, which was conduct by land-use consulting firm 4Ward Planning.

“The reason that we identified a need for this market analysis so that we could take the assets we have and try to maximize them as an opportunity,” said Paige Bronk, North Kingstown economic development director. “I believe that, there are times where we have to be honest with ourselves about where we are at, [and] the analysis is loaded with opportunities to take North Kingstown to the next level.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

92 years of worship for St. Joseph’s Church in Hopkinton

April 23, 2014

HOPKINTON – In 1922, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Providence purchased the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hope Valley. The transaction began what would become the long history of St. Joseph’s Church.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond residents try to stem the rising tide

April 23, 2014

RICHMOND–When the town council retired to executive session on April 15 to discuss potential litigation in the town of Richmond versus Aurelia Russell, Dennis McGinity had more pressing things on his mind - namely the rising tide around his home on KG Ranch Road.

“In 2010 DEM said there were eight to 10 million gallons of water surrounding my home,” McGinity said, showing pictures of a waterline on his walls over 4 feet high. “If you go by right now you’ll see probably three million gallons, I’ve been pumping for days.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton will attend meeting on Chariho Act

April 23, 2014

HOPKINTON — After receiving a written invitation from Chariho School Committee Chair William G. Day to attend the “first joint meeting of the Chariho Governing Bodies” for the purpose of discussing the Chariho Act and potential revisions, town councilors discussed their response on Monday night.

According to Day’s letter, the meeting is the result of Superintendent of Chariho Schools Barry Ricci’s recommendation for “a different way of approaching revisions to the Act.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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