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Updates: School pushed back to Tuesday; Summer's End still on

August 31, 2011

The East Greenwich School District's 2011-12 opening has once again been postponed as power outages and other problems created by Hurricane Irene continue to plague the system.
Opening day has now been pushed back to Tuesday, Sept. 6, the third time it has been pushed back a day this week. Kindergarten orientation will also be held that day, with the first day of kindergarten classes now scheduled for Wednesday. Freshman orientation at East Greenwich High School has been postponed indefinitely.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

August 31, 2011

This past weekend Tropical Storm Irene spun through South County, knocking over trees, bringing down power lines and putting thousands in the dark. This Wednesday's The Narragansett Times will have photos of the storm as it wreaked havoc and information on the aftermath of the storm. Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times!

 

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking News: South Kingstown Schools has been canceled for Thursday, Sept. 1

August 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - School in South Kingstown has been canceled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 1. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 6. The original first day of school was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, but has been postponed due to low hanging wires remaining in several areas of the town after Tropical Storm Irene hit Rhode Island Sunday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 30th

Curmudgeon's Corner: Schartner ran into an entrenched bureaucracy

August 31, 2011

On August 16th, I was among the attendees at a presentation by “Rit” Schartner at the former Bald Hill Nursuries headquarters at which Mr. Schartner passed out a three-page timeline fact sheet describing the financial dilemma he and his family find themselves in.
Their problems began with the August 2005 purchase for $7.4 million of the 140-acre Bald Hill Nursery property on the corner of Routes 2 and 102. One hundred twenty acres of the site lie in Exeter.

Cleanup continues; school opening delayed

August 30, 2011

(This story has been updated to reflect postponement of school opening to Friday.)

While East Greenwich cleans up after Hurricane Irene and residents slowly regain power, school vacation has been extended yet another day.
School opening has been pushed back a second day to Friday, but as of Tuesday afternoon, several of the town's schools did not have power back, including East Greenwich High School. The School Department's Peirce Street offices were closed and its main 885-3300 number was not operative Tuesday afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking News: South Kingstown Schools cancelled Wednesday, Aug. 31.

August 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The first day of school for South Kingstown Schools is cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 31 due to low hanging wires remaining in several areas of the town. School officials say they want to transport students safely. The original start date for schools was Monday, Aug. 29, but it was postponed until Tuesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Irene.

The Times will keep you informed as to when school will start.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 29th

St. Matthew's celebrates 175 years of faith, fortitude

August 30, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

JAMESTOWN – Using a huge banner proclaiming the church’s 175th anniversary as its sail, a team from St. Matthew’s Episcopal swept to a fourth place finish in this summer’s Fool’s Rules Regatta.

The Calm Before the Storm: Matunuck residents evacuate

August 29, 2011

 


SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Early Friday morning Matunuck Beach Road residents awoke to the inevitable.

 

Winds of 105 mph across the East Coast. A flood watch with five to 10 inches of rainfall expected. Strong, damaging gusts along with coastal flooding. A storm surge striking at high tide.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 28th

Coutoulakis feeling right at home with Exeter EMA

August 29, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EXETER – If a natural disaster hit, would you know the evacuation route or what resources were available to you within town?
The role of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has been to protect life and property in the event of a natural and technical disaster or crisis situation, including fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, chemical releases and weapons of mass destruction and terrorism incidents.

Hurricane Irene: As she hits

August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene has hit Narragansett and the southern Rhode Island coast as a tropical storm as of 9 a.m. Giant waves struck exposed, low-lying areas such as Black Point, and Scarborough State Beach is entirely inaccessible.

For continuing coverage of Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, stay with The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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