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May 8th, 2014

URI Watershed Watch Director Linda Green wins prestigious award

May 8, 2014

KINGSTON - Linda Green, director of the University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, has won the 2014 Elizabeth Fellows Award from the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. The West Kingston resident was recognized for leading the URI water quality monitoring program for 26 years and building it into one of the most respected statewide volunteer monitoring programs in the nation, as well as for her efforts to promote volunteer monitoring across the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County Soiree is next Saturday

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Village Cooperative Nursery School [VCNS], a non-profit preschool administrated and run by volunteer parents and town residents, is holding the first annual South County Soiree at Sons of Liberty Next Saturday at 7 p.m.

The 21 plus event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the school, the release of Sons of Liberty’s Summer Seasonal Hop Flavored Whiskey and everything else that makes the South County community unique.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State releases report on preparing for climate change

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Climate Change Council (EC3) issued its preliminary report Thursday on what the state can do to best prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee established the EC3 in February to advise him, the General Assembly, and the public. The initial report, “A Resilient Rhode Island: Being Practical about Climate Change” focuses on what state government can do to adopt problem-solving strategies with emphasis on both mitigation and adaptation to improve coordination, collaboration and communication between state agencies, as well as both the public and private sectors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Farm Spring Festival returns to URI

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The 13th annual URI East Farm Spring Festival organized by the URI Master Gardeners will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a master gardener-grown plant and herb sale, and educational tent, a family tent with crafts and animals, free soil testing, the South Kingstown Farmers Market, live music, food, a raffle and hourly workshops and demonstrations.

While it may seem like a lot going on, the 79-acre East Farm research facility has plenty of room to support the festivities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, school committee hammer out budget

May 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council continued to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2015 Monday night in a work session with the school committee.

Some council members continue to express apprehension about funding $357,882 for the school department, which requested the money after learning that it would need to contribute $712,000 to the annual required contribution of the town’s pension system.

“We just didn’t have the money to fund that,” said Superintendent Katherine Sipala.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Opening arguments made in 1444 Ocean Road case

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Attorneys for the Rose Nulman Park Foundation and Robert C. Lamoureux presented their arguments in Rhode Island Supreme Court Tuesday.

James E. Kelleher for Lamoureux and Mark W. Freel for the foundation each argued on behalf of their clients regarding a house that was built in part on the incorrect lot at 1444 Ocean Road in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIBRWCT looks at long-term coastal management

May 8, 2014


PROVIDENCE— The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers, and Watersheds Coordination Team (RIBRWCT) released its 2013 annual report last week, highlighting the state’s efforts over the past year to help cities and towns maintain healthy, sustainable water systems. The 40-page report addresses the challenges facing public infrastructure, including wastewater and coastal management, and discusses municipalities’ long-term planning for issues such as climate change.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Youth charged for alleged assault

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—This past weekend, the son of Jayne Donegan, who was recently cleared by a Third District Court judge of allowing underage drinking at a party on her property in January, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a friend. According to the police report, Jack Donegan, 18, of 251 Wilbert Way, punched a friend in the back of the head.

On May 1, the victim submitted a complaint to North Kingstown Police Department, alleging that Donegan had assaulted him while they were playing video games. He also stated in his complaint that the three boys were drinking Grey Goose vodka.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A vigil for hope

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Nov. 13, 2013, Nicholas Gershkoff was killed in a drunk driving incident. On Feb. 19, 2012, Michael Ruggieri was killed in a drunk driving incident. This past Friday evening, the families and friends of both gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach to present the realities of how drunk driving devastates the lives of many, but to also bring hope to those who have lost their loved ones.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD raising funds for officer’s daughter battling kidney failure

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Five-year-old Jenna Cline loves pink and all things Disney, but between playing with her dolls and being a kid, she’s battling stage four renal failure.

Jenna is one of three siblings and is the daughter of North Kingstown Police Officer Scott Cline and his wife, Jamie. Soon after she was born, the family learned that Jenna was born with one kidney. Because her kidney wasn’t functioning normally she was diagnosed with stage three renal failure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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