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May 7th, 2014

Early lead not enough

May 7, 2014

WEST WARWICK — It started out as a basketball game but ended as a baseball game thanks to West Warwick reliever Matt Grenier.

Visiting Narragansett notched eight runs in the first three innings against starter Tommy Doran and reliever Matt Hopper before Grenier entered the game in the fourth inning and proceeded to allow just one unearned run on just two hits in four innings.

The Wizards, who had 10-runned their last two opponents at McCarthy Field, matched the Mariners run for run early in the game and just kept scoring. Junior shortstop Ray Zincone had three hits and two runs scored, while junior Kody Greenhalgh had two hits, an inside-the-park home run and three runs scored in a 13-9 Division II-South win.

South volleyball able to eke out a win at home

May 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — It’s true that a win is a win, but when that win could just as easily have been a loss, it’s enough to make a varsity team and its coach rather unsettled.

In what should have been a routine win over Cranston East last Friday, the Rebels controlled the first two games and then slid steadily backwards in games three and four.

URI and DEM partner up to establish the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Institute

May 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island announced the establishment of the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Institute on Monday.

The institute (RIMFI) is a new partnership aimed at coordinating marine fisheries science, research, and educational activities of priority importance in Rhode Island.

Representatives from Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation, including Congressman Jim Langevin, joined URI and DEM officials at the Bay Campus Monday for the signing of the partnership agreement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome doubles in RI

May 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE–Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome have continued to rise in Rhode Island after nearly doubling from 4.4 per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 8.3 per 1,000 live births (90 cases) in 2012. Already in the first quarter of 2014, 26 newborns (11.0 per 1,000* live births) have received the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome diagnosis. The rising rates are significant in that they parallel the rising rates of unintentional drug overdose deaths in recent years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

House of Representatives passes bill to eliminate master lever

May 7, 2014

STATE HOUSE – With a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives recently approved legislation that will eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all future, non-primary Rhode Island election ballots.

Introduced by Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick), the legislation (2014-H 8072aa) was sent to the House floor on a unanimous vote of the Committee on Judiciary and will now go to the Senate for consideration.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences will create 1,200 jobs

May 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island broke ground Monday on a $68 million Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences that will triple lab space for chemistry students and house the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response.

The construction, architecture, engineering, managing and staffing of the new center will create around 1,200 jobs in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mock DUI event for prom season

May 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Friday, South Kingstown Police, the Union Fire District and South Kingstown EMS collaborated for a drunk driving accident simulation in hopes that they won’t have to repeat the process in a real-life scenario over prom weekend.

The accident, hosted at Prout for a group of juniors and seniors, involved three Prout students: Ian O’Donnell, the “drunk driver” and Lindsey Tarbox and Josh Moniz, the “couple.”

A car, donated by the Union Fire District, was driven slowly into a tree and then occupied by the three students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Town Council approves increases in fines associated with public behavior

May 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council unanimously approved an increase in fines Monday for such offenses as disturbing the peace, urinating or defecating in public, and public consumption of alcohol.

Town Manger Pamela Nolan indicated to the council that the proposed increase in fines is meant to deter the “unwelcomed behavior that is often associated with parties.”

The fines have been adjusted as follows:

Disturbing the peace – previously a $100, changed to a $200 minimum fine with a $500 maximum fine.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Off campus URI block party gets out of hand

May 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – An estimated 800 to 1,000 partygoers attended a block party in the Eastward Look neighborhood of Narragansett on Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 3 p.m., Narragansett police were called to Greene Lane for a report of a disturbance and parties at two residences on the street. Police Chief Dean Hoxsie told the Narragansett Town Council Monday that the road then filled in behind the officers who were on the call.

“Literally behind their back, the street filled with people,” Hoxsie said. “So we called in the cavalry.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 1st

Rain puts a damper on this week’s sporting events

May 1, 2014

As monsoon-like weather passed through the region this week, a number of sporting events for local schools and organizations were canceled. The skies will clear this weekend, and the shows will go on. Here is an overview of dates and times for the next game which you may want to catch:

Friday, May 2
Girls Lacrosse - East Providence at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.

Baseball - Narragansett at Chariho, 4 p.m.

Softball - Prout at Ponaganset at 4 p.m.

 

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