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July 18th, 2013

‘Wave’ of change for Ocean State

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD—If there’s one thing that should not be lost amidst the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson it’s this; the Ocean State Waves are playing good baseball.
The Waves may be just four games into the Rian McCarthy era – one officially as of Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Sanford Mainers at Old Mountain Field – but the change has had little effect on the field as Ocean State won its third straight.

Ocean State Waves fire manager Davidson

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Only 30 games into the franchise’s first season the Ocean State Waves have fired manager Phil Davidson.
“The Ocean State Waves (OSW) announced today that on July 13, 2013, Jeff Sweenor, owner of OSW, terminated the employment of Phil Davidson as OSW’s head coach and manager,” the team said in a press release Tuesday. “Mr. Davidson’s duties are now being handled by OSW’s assistant coach, Rian McCarthy.”

Beaches dealing with infestation of bug-like critters

July 18, 2013

Those seeking relief from the heat this week with a cool ocean swim, may find themselves sharing the refreshing waters with some bug-like critters.

The bugs have been spotted at beaches from Middletown to Westerly, including at the south end of Scarborough State Beach.

The critters are crustacean isopods, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Management.

She said the typically infest marine waters, but do not bite and are not considered a human pest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock hearing continued at request of town

July 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town Wednesday to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King's Factory Road.

In their request for continuance, the town wrote, "The reason for the request is that the town is exploring other means which my preclude the need for the matter to be decided by the [zoning board.]"

No testimony was presented, and the zoning board agreed to continue the hearing until Aug. 28.

For more on the story, check out the Chariho Times next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 12th

SK Superintendent Stringfellow gets contract extension

July 12, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee recently voted 5-1 to extend Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow’s contract through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The vote was taken in an executive session ahead of the June 25 work session on graduation rates and requirements and was reported at the start of the session, Maureen Cotter, school committee chair confirmed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident wins prestigious VFW award

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett resident and avid volunteer John E. O’Hara was recently presented the Department of Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Award for his involvement with countless councils and community organizations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Illegal parking: a summertime headache in Galilee

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Galilee Advisory Committee tackled the issue of illegal parking in Galilee during Tuesday’s meeting.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management liaison, Larry Mouradjian, stated that despite the recent discussion with Interim Town Manager Rich Kerbel at the previous meeting, parking is still an issue at Galilee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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