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October 27th, 2014

Tugboat sinks off Point Judith

October 27, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Wednesday’s early-season nor’easter forced several mariners in New England to place distress calls with the Coast Guard, including 55-foot tugboat Karen Jean, which eventually sank into approximately 88 feet of water one-and-a-half miles east of the Point Judith Lighthouse.
Thirty minutes after placing a distress call with worries that the Karen Jean, which was towing an 11-foot deck barge, was taking on water, the four crew members were forced into their life raft. They were all rescued by the fishing vessel Merit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community rallies to support baby Violet

October 27, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A five-month-old South Kingstown girl born with a rare cancer will undergo tumor-removal surgery on Wednesday at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Violet Graney was delivered via Caesarean section in May with a mass the size of a football on her forearm. She was born with a rare tumor called infantile fibrosarcoma, which, according to the National Cancer Institute, occurs at a rate of five infants per million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A pumpkin tradition

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Every October, the local neighborhood kids would walk past 195 Dahlia Street and wonder where the giant pumpkins came from. Unbeknownst to some, these massive gourds were grown by Ron and Shirley Lucier as a way to get their three sons outside and having fun during the holiday season.
Almost 30 years later, the yearly pumpkin display still draws friends and family together, the latest being the Lucier’s granddaughter, Hallie.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for B&E, sexual assault

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man was arrested this past Sunday for allegedly breaking into a home and sexually assaulting a woman inside. Ronald Wright, 21, of 20 West Allenton Road, was apprehended after escaping a struggle with the homeowner.
According to a North Kingstown Police Department release, Wright assaulted the woman sleeping in the house and fled. He was arrested after an investigation by police from North Kingstown and Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK student heading to Washington to participate in medical conference

October 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Michaela Sullivan, a student at North Kingstown High School, wants to one day help guide patients, as a doctor, through their most difficult times. Next month, the junior will get take a big step towards that dream, becoming Rhode Island’s representative at the Congress for Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.
“It is such an honor,” said Sullivan. “I was so surprised that I got the letter.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Getting to know your local candidates

October 27, 2014

With the November elections coming fast, it is important for the public to be informed about the candidates for which they may vote. Today, we take a look at the candidates for town council in North Kingstown.

NORTH KINGSTOWN 

Name: Ellen Balasco
Address: 195 Deer Ridge Drive
Contact:  electellenb@gmail.com
Party affiliation:  Democrat
Occupation:  Attorney 
Education:  Bachelors - University of Rhode Island;  Juris Doctor - New England School of Law
Political experience:  NK Zoning Board of Review; NK Charter Review Commission

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gee, Callaghan debate for seat 35

October 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - The two Senate District 35 candidates answered questions regarding finances and whether there should be a constitutional convention in Rhode Island at a debate Monday night.
Republican Mark Gee and Democrat James Callaghan responded to the questions submitted by residents, mainly pertaining to the biggest issue for Rhode Islanders: the budget and finances.
ABC 6 Newsman Mark Curtis moderated the event, beginning with what is sure to be one of the biggest questions on the minds of Rhode Islanders this election, regarding 38 Studios.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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