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August 13th, 2014

Injured hawk almost fully recovered

August 13, 2014

WESTERLY—A Red Tail Hawk which was badly injured at the Johnston Landfill is almost at a full recovery, according to officials involved in its rehabilitation. Phoenix, as the bird is aptly named, was severely burned last fall when it flew into methane flares from stacks at the Johnston Landfill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fundraiser held for Ousterhout

August 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light of the recent suspension and termination of former Director of Public Works David Ousterhout and his upcoming appeal of the decision, Charles Ted Wright, also known as “Mr. Narragansett” and several friends hosted a fundraiser on Monday evening to raise money for the former DPW’s legal fees. Ousterhout was suspended and eventually fired earlier this year by Town Manager Pamela Nolan. Specific details as to the reason for the suspension and termination have not yet been revealed to the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 11th

Raptakis, Madonna compete for senate seat

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY— The two candidates for the District 33 (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) Senate seat spoke about their campaigning efforts and the platforms they will be advocating for in order help benefit the residents of the district recently. Currently, Lou Raptakis is running again as he is the District 33 Senate seat holder while Michael Madonna is his opponent in the November election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Miozzi settles with EPA

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY — Tom Miozzi, owner of T. Miozzi Asphalt Company, is working with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain better records regarding the testing of emissions from the plant.
“I don’t deny it happened,” Miozzi said when asked about a complaint lodged against him by the Environmental Protection Agency. “It was not an emissions violation, but a recording violation and because of that I have actually hired someone to do that work because it is so complicated.”
Miozzi runs a hot mix asphalt plant at 75 Airport Rd and has been in business since 2006.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scholarship awarded to CHS grad

August 11, 2014

COVENTRY— Giving back to his community is top priority for 2014 Coventry High School graduate, Ryan Curtis, who was recently rewarded for his hard work by receiving a $1,500 scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Former State Senator Aram Garabedian presented Curtis with the award for his dedication and contributions to community service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Canvassing board outlines voting deadlines, procedures

August 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With primary elections for local government positions just around the corner, the town canvassing board is working to spread the word about voting deadlines and procedures, including the voter identification protocol that will be fully phased in during this election.
Hours after a special trip to a local nursing home to explain voter ID procedures, the canvassing board held a meeting during which the ballot questions, mail ballot applications, and list of poll workers were approved.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

80-year summer camp tradition with BSFD

August 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Bonnet Shores Fire District Summer Day Camp at the Bonnet Community Center is celebrating its 80th year. Run by Fire District Manager Erin Rooney with daughter and Camp Director Katie Rooney, numerous generations of children within the district from ages four to 12 have been enjoying this summer tradition for years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rabid fox attacks two near YMCA

August 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Wednesday, police were dispatched to Albro Lane in South Kingstown for reports of a fox, assumed rabid, attacking an occupied motor vehicle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Discover unique places in Rhode Island during Land Trust Days

August 11, 2014

The seven-week campaign to bring attention and visibility to Rhode Island Land Trusts kicks off tomorrow, bringing outdoor family activities (most of which are free) to protected, land-trust owned areas in the state.
Spanning from inner cities to the forest, Rhode Island Land Trust Days offers opportunities for residents and visitors to the Ocean State to discover new places and meet new people through events like guided walks, scavenger hunts, farm tours, kayak trips, storytelling, barbeques, geocaching and storytelling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 8th

VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

August 8, 2014

VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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