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August 2nd, 2013

Natural disaster seminar helps prepare area residents

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – Celia Humphreys, merely two, woke up after a storm of fierce wind and rain to discover that a willow tree was knocked into a play area her father had built.
This was the Great Hurricane of 1938.
Humphreys shared this story, and several others, to about 40 people, a congregation of congregations, within The Westminster Unitarian Church, the first of many personal stories of fierce storm damage, rescue, recovery and preparedness during the church’s July 27 all-day storm warning symposium entitled, “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local cyclist readies for Ride Round Rhody

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cyclists and volunteers are joining together to help raise funds for cancer treatment at local hospitals during the 5th annual Lifecycle Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) bike-a-thon Aug. 11.
The mission of Lifecycle is to promote healthy, active living and support local cancer treatment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council hears Boothroyd’s talk on rising sea level

August 2, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – Future major storms combined with sea level rise are a “very large problem,” especially in coastal communities, like Charlestown, Dr. Jon C. Boothroyd told the Charlestown Town Council during a workshop Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council pursuing purchase of Whalerock property

August 2, 2013

CHARLESTOWN – The Charlestown Town Council voted unanimously in executive session last week to pursue a proposal to purchase the open space known as the Whalerock property.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Pilot’ lands safely in Bradford

August 2, 2013

The Tokarski family of Bradford welcomed its newest member Wednesday, a labrador retriever named Pilot.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No Open Meetings Act violation in Daly-LaBelle case

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General ruled last week that the South Kingstown School Committee was not in violation of the Open Meetings Act when a “quorum” of school committee members participated in a professional development subcommittee meeting last August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raimondo pays a visit to The Times

August 2, 2013

WAKEFIELD — Currently touring the state to promote her financial education program, EmpowerRI, state treasurer Gina Raimondo visited The Narragansett Times office last Wednesday to discuss her goals for the upcoming year regarding Rhode Island’s fiscal health.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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