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November 1st, 2013

Narragansett seeks road and bridge funding

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett is one of 13 towns that applied for funding from the new Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund.

The 13 towns requested a combined $29 million from the program, which was created and passed as part of the 2013 legislative session and was quickly implemented by the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

The goal of the fund is to take direct action on economic growth, while improving Rhode Island’s locally-maintained roads and bridges.

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WCRPC concerned over National Grid’s streetlight proposal

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Earlier this month, National Grid submitted its 122-page proposal for the streetlight buyback program, legislation for which was passed by Gov. Chafee in July. The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC), who drafted the Streetlight Investment Act and championed the buyback program among southern Rhode Island’s cities and towns, has expressed concerns about National Grid’s proposal, which would ultimately see municipalities purchase streetlights and assume their operation costs from the utility.

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October 31st

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rams end Chariho's improbable run

October 31, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—The unlikely ride for the Chariho field hockey team came to an end Wednesday at East Greenwich’s Carcieri Field.
The Chargers hung tough early against No. 2 seed La Salle but ultimately couldn’t get anything going offensively against the Rams’ defense in a 2-0 defeat.
“The first 20 minutes of the game I felt like we dominated,” Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said. “I thought our strategy was working and then I felt like they put some pressure on, made some changes and just kind of everything fell apart from there.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Avengers win playoff match in shootout

October 31, 2013

PROVIDENCE—The East Greenwich boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Division II tournament thanks to a thrilling 1-0 shootout victory at Classical Tuesday night.
According to Avenger coach Pat McGuirl EG had a goal called back in the fifth minute of the game and from there neither team could get on the scoreboard.
After the overtime sessions the two teams went into the shootout where goalkeeper Nolan Cooney made two saves and freshman Brendan Jordan’s score – the seventh attempted by EG – secured the victory.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: EG field hockey falls in semis

October 31, 2013

CRANSTON – The 2013 season came to an emotional and disappointing end for the East Greenwich High School field hockey team on Wednesday night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Moses Brown in the RIIL Division I semifinals at Cranston Stadium.

Davies knocks off defending champ EWG

October 31, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—There will be a new champion of Division III boys soccer this season.
Exeter-West Greenwich knew it would be in for a tough time this fall with only senior captains Jack Livsey and Joe Micelli returning from last year’s unbeaten championship team yet the Knights persevered en route to a 9-5-1 record in the regular season.
Unfortunately for Exeter – the No. 6 seed in the tournament – it ran into a tough Davies squad in the opening round and the Patriots handed the Knights a 2-1 loss.

October 30th

Assessing Sandy - one year later

October 30, 2013

One year later, the effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in South County, throughout Rhode Island and along the East Coast.

Sandy struck Oct. 29, 2012, wreaking havoc amounting to $65 billion in damages in just the United States.

When Sandy hit Rhode Island it caused widespread devastation and affected approximately 300,000 residents, or 28 percent of the state’s population.

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