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September 26th, 2013

Local police departments join forces to curb underage drinking and ensure nightclub safety

September 26, 2013

The South Kingstown and Narragansett police departments are among several departments joining the Rhode Island State Police in their new statewide task force in enforcing nightclub safety and alcohol related violations.

The task force also includes the University of Rhode Island Police Department as well as other police departments throughout the state, including Providence and Newport police.

Police and campus security from Providence College, Bryant University, Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University have joined the task force as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council explores options to increase parking on Matunuck Beach Road

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council asked the town Monday to look into extending the area where parking is permitted on Matunuck Beach Road.

The item was on the council’s agenda at the request of Councilor Jim O’Neill.

“Sometimes the ticketing is really incredible,” O’Neill said.

He said he thought parking could be allowed between the Vanilla Bean and the area where parking is permitted, near the Ocean Mist, on the ocean side of the road.

“We need to make this viable, we need to make this pro-business,” he said of expanding the parking.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK files to reaffirm sheet pile wall decision

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a brief filed in Providence County Superior Court last week, the town of South Kingstown asked the court to reaffirm the decision of the Coastal Resources Management Council regarding its assent to construct a 202-foot sheet pile wall along Matunuck Beach Road.

Michael A. Ursillo, town solicitor, responded on behalf of the town and CRMC to an administrative appeal filed by William R. Landry, attorney for the Ocean Mist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 25th

Deepwater Wind wants to land cable at Scarborough

September 25, 2013

UPDATE: The item pertaining to Deepwater Wind's application seeking an easement to locate its cable beneath Scarborough Beach will not be before the Rhode Island State Properties Committee tomorrow.

The item was removed from the agenda late Tuesday at the request of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, DEM spokesperson Gail Mastrati confirmed Wednesday.

Mastrati said DEM is still in discussions in Deepwater and details will be forthcoming.

She did not indicate a time frame as to when discussions might be completed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 24th

Narragansett's Dr. Leonard utilizes modern approach to age old problem

September 24, 2013

WAKEFIELD–With football season in full swing, fans are being inundated with a variety of advertisements on New England sports radio and television programs. One local advertiser in particular is hard to ignore with the frequency of his sponsorship, which goes something like this:
“Isn’t it time you do something about your hair loss? Call Dr. Robert Leonard…..”
It begs the question, why does this guy advertise so much?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 20th

Hamilton Elementary educator named NK’s teacher of the year

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Sally Levesque, from Hamilton Elementary School, has been named Teacher of the Year 2013. Teaching the fourth grade for 26 years, Levesque was overwhelmed to hear the news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI student assists cancer clinic in Peru

September 20, 2013

KINGSTON—Peru is a beautiful country, complete with towering mountains lost among the clouds and ancient Incan ruins nestled between them. For a group of University of Rhode Island students, however, their trip to the South American country opened their eyes to a different reality of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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