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July 3rd, 2014

Squid: a boon to Rhode Island fishing and tourism industry

July 3, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Gov. Lincoln Chafee and other local officials attended a ceremony in Galilee at the town ramp on Friday afternoon to sign into legislation a bill making calamari Rhode Island’s official state appetizer.
Beneath a picturesque blue sky and excellent weather, the governor was joined by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello, State Sen. Susan Sosnowski, State Rep. Joseph McNamara, and Narragansett Town Council President James Callaghan, among others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 2nd

Galilee boat ramp ready for launching

July 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The new boat ramp in Galilee is now officially open and ready to use.
The completion of the project was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon in front of the new double-lane ramp in Galilee. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Janet Coit, and Narragansett Town Council President James Callaghan were among those in attendance for the mid-afternoon ceremony.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A guided tour through historic South Kingstown

July 2, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A guided driving tour through South Kingstown does well to shed light on the many historically significant areas and buildings in the town that most people drive by on a daily basis without a second glance.
Beginning and ending in Peace Dale (by no mistake of the creator), the tour remains somewhat in the central area of the town, bringing the driver first to explore the history of the village of Peace Dale in its entirety.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

With summer comes water restriction becoming an annual event

July 2, 2014

Users of United Water, South Shore Middlebridge, and Narragansett water systems are, as of today, under an outdoor water use restriction until further notice is given.
According to a joint press release from United Water RI General Manager Stan Knox, South Kingstown Director of Public Services Jon Schock and Narragansett Town Engineer Jeffry Ceasrine, the restriction will operate on an even and odd system using house numbers and days of the month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI students gain global perspective on teaching

July 2, 2014

KINGSTON – This past June nine URI students traveled to Africa to visit the Maasai Joy Pre & Primary English Medium School in Tanzania. The students, many of whom were education majors, included Ryan Kluk and Benjamin Upham, Narragansett residents, as well as Allyson Tabaczynski, Madison Gagnon, Karla Alba, Jamie Pratt, Stephanie Duncan, and Erica Dubis. URI Kinesiology Professor Karie Orendorff, who has hosted the trip this year for the second in a row, accompanied the students on the journey.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 30th

Cote quits as Democratic Committee Chair

June 30, 2014

COVENTRY — Democratic Town Committee Chairman Gary Cote, resigned his seat just before the financial town meeting June 10.
“I was away for a week and when I come back it’s to see what’s being posted and handed out to the voters regarding the town council’s decision to not include money in the town’s budget for the schools.
“I’m just tired of fighting,” he said.
Cote was referring to fellow party members Judi Liner and Kathy Patenaude passing out flyers asking voters to vote in favor if the tax increase to fund the schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Couple of candidates declare for council seat

June 30, 2014

COVENTRY— Two District 5 Coventry residents have stepped up to the plate as candidates for the town council seat that has been vacant since Councilman Ted Jendzejec resigned in early spring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

140-vote margin decides budget

June 30, 2014

COVENTRY — The Coventry School committee and School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida was scheduled to begin to discuss the rounds of cuts at this past Wednesday’s school committee meeting after Tuesday’s referendum vote results revealed 1,517 Coventry voters rejected a proposed tax increase to further fund the schools to 1,377 voters who approved the tax increase.
Of the town’s 27,400 registered voters, almost 3,000 cast their ballot with steady turnout all day right up until 8 p.m. Some saw that as a good turnout, others were disgusted that so few came out.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State Police: CCFD won’t face charges

June 30, 2014

COVENTRY — According to a press release from the Rhode Island State Police, Colonel Steven O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced that the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office have concluded their investigation into the Central Coventry Fire District.
The investigation determined there was no basis for the initiation of any criminal charges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC approves special exception for Matunuck wall

June 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) held a public hearing on Tuesday evening at the Department of Administration in Providence to make a final decision on the future of the town of South Kingstown’s proposal to build a seawall on Matunuck Beach Road near the Ocean Mist restaurant and bar. After a 5-4 vote the council approved the special exception requested by the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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