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August 14th, 2015

Local residents, parents voice concerns on mandated HPV vaccine

August 14, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A crowd of about 55 gathered in the bottom-floor room of the Peace Dale Library on Tuesday for a presentation by and discussion with the Rhode Island Department of Health on the recently mandated HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

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Local surfers paddle out for Joe McGovern

August 14, 2015

NARRAGANSETT– Several hundred friends and family of Narragansett’s Joe McGovern gathered together at the Narragansett Town Beach, this past Friday afternoon to pay their respects in a traditional Hawaiian style paddle-out. Joe was the official photographer of New England surfing and stand-up paddle boarding and his work has been featured in worldwide media circles. His greatest works involved the local surfing scene, which he captured in film for the past 40 years. He died in a freak surfing accident in January of this year while catching waves off the shores of Indialantic, Florida.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insiders hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 11th

Narragansett filmmaker's career comes full circle

August 11, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – After growing up in Narragansett and moving to New York City to take on the film industry, filmmaker Leif Husted Jensen has returned to his home town to take on the position of Director of Creative Broadcast at a Providence-based communications firm called (add)ventures. His work has been recognized by adcritic.com, Shoot Magazine, and the Cannes Advertising Film Festival.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 7th

NFD gets $384,000 for boat purchase, operator training

August 7, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department has received $384,000 as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). According to Fire Chief Scott Partington, $360,000 will be used to purchase a fire, rescue, and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) boat. The remaining $24,000 will be used to provide NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) training for operators within the department.
“We’re extremely excited about it and fortunate enough to have received the award,” said Partington. “We recognize it as a real necessity for the port area in this community.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rhode Island Land Trust Days underway

August 7, 2015

The fourth annual Rhode Island Land Trust Days kicked off Friday in South Kingstown. Events will continue statewide through Oct. 4.
Rupert Friday, executive director of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, said the goal of Land Trust Days is to get people out and exploring protected areas in their communities.
“Part of why we’re doing Land Trust Days, is a couple years ago, we looked at what the Land Trust Council should be doing, and we found that people don’t know what land trusts are,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Town Council begins strategy to prevent shoreline fatalities

August 7, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Town Council continued a discussion on increasing awareness and signage in the area of Newton Ave near Hazard Rocks to prevent future deaths and injuries following the death of a 14-year-old girl last month. The council voted to direct town staff to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce fatalities in the area while keeping the sites free and open.

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