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July 3rd, 2013

Last hurrah for local grid iron stars

July 3, 2013

SMITHFIELD—For 81 of Rhode Island’s best high school seniors Saturday’s 2013 Senior All-Star Classic was a chance to lace up the cleats one last time before moving on to the next chapter in their lives.
“It was awesome. I missed it,” Narragansett’s Dillon Sheridan said. “Playing with a whole new group of kids I never had played with before was a good experience.”

Coventry's Garcia Closes out EG

July 3, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry American 11-year-old Lucas Garcia is getting used to the closer role.
After earning the final two outs in Sunday’s win over Wickford, Garcia entered Tuesday’s District 3 Major Division winners’ bracket semifinal with East Greenwich in the third inning of a tie game.
All Garcia did over the final 3 1/3 innings of his outing was strike out six batters and allow just one run. Offensively, Garcia belted a crucial three-run home run in the fifth inning, while first baseman Anthony Braddock crushed two home runs and delivered four RBIs in a 16-8 victory at Wood St.

June 29th

SK School Committee working to improve graduation rates

June 29, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee held a work session regarding methods to improve the yearly percentage of students graduating from the high school. Invited to speak were the high school’s administrators and teachers who specialize in helping at-risk students fulfill their graduation requirements.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC public hearing a bust

June 29, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Resources Management Council postponed a public hearing on proposed experimental coastal erosion control measures planned for Tuesday until July.
It was nearing 9:30 p.m. when Anne Maxwell Livingston, council chair, said she wanted to postpone the hearing, the last item on the council’s agenda, to allow for more discussion time between the coastal council, South Kingstown town staff and South Kingstown town councilors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Drawing a line in the sand with Deepwater

June 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The chambers of the town hall were filled with anxious residents waiting for answers regarding the offshore wind turbines during a work session Wednesday with the Narragansett Town Council and Deepwater Wind.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI researchers developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

June 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island is working with Green Fins LLC to develop a new industry in Rhode Island raising tuna stocks. The concept is to develop a process by which Rhode Island companies can spawn tuna and raise them for sale.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council discusses old town house move

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town council held a discussion Monday evening regarding the upcoming move of the old town house from its current home next to Cranston Murphy Funeral Home to the Wickford Elementary School site on Boone Street. In April, the Historic District Commission voted unanimously to allow the move so that the funeral home could expand its operations while preserving the structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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