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August 23rd, 2011

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 22nd

Kansas native Randy Rusk keeps on trucking in Exeter

August 23, 2011

EXETER – Traditionally, people attend cruise nights to marvel at beautifully-preserved classic cars.
When Randy Rusk takes his vintage vehicles to these events, visitors are treated to something entirely different: examples of a way of life, the family farm, that’s rapidly disappearing.
“Rhode Island, surprisingly, has a lot of restored vehicles and a vibrant cruise community,” Randy observes. His cruising vehicles are a 1966 three-quarter ton Chevy farm truck and a 1954 Model 50 John Deere tractor.

Free Will Baptists have divine plan for new building

August 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The motto of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church whose future home – a large and impressive structure now under construction on Route 2 – could easily be “If you build it, they will come.”
When completed, the project will represent an investment of approximately $1 million including $300,000 for the land and $700,000 for the building. Town fire officials are also requiring the church to install a 20,000 gallon cistern at an additional cost of $30,000.
The town has agreed to waive a building fee of $7,104.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 20th

Council continues turbine discussion

August 21, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Residents turned out in droves to the North Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night to listen to the draft of proposed amendments to the Wind Energy Systems (WES) ordinance, and for an explanation on the re-issuance of the North Kingstown Green building permit for a proposed turbine.
Ultimately, however, only one of those discussions took place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 19th

Board ruling favors neither town nore firefighters

August 20, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Nearly 10 months after the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF, entered into arbitration over the 2011 Fiscal Year contract, an arbitration board released its ruling this week and, in a 63-page decision, gave little to either side.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Point Judith Pond closed for shellfishing

August 19, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—-The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced on Tuesday that it would be closing Point Judith Pond in Narragansett due to the rainfall which the area experienced earlier this week. The ban began on Tuesday at noon and is scheduled to remain in effect until sunrise on August 24, or whenever DEM deems the Pond safe for shellfish harvesting again.

Finally, a deal in place for SK teachers

August 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After months of contentious school negotiations, the South Kingstown School Committee and National Education Association-South Kingstown (NEA-SK) have agreed to and ratified the three year collective bargaining agreement for 2011 to 2014.

Check what's inside The Narragansett Times today

August 19, 2011

There's still a few more weeks of summer vacation, but even though its the perfect time to go relax at the beach, The Narragansett Times will still bring you the latest news. In today's Friday, Aug. 19 edition, The Times will let you in on the collective bargaining agreement, the South Kingstown teachers agreed to just before school starts and exactly why you can't go shell fishing in Point Judith Pond just yet. You can also take a Time Out and learn about rumble and tumble going down at the Peace Dale Mill Complex.

August 18th

Tarbox expansion breaks ground

August 19, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Not even pouring rain and very muddy ground conditions could discourage federal, state and local officials from attending the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new 49,000 square-foot Tarbox Toyota dealership on Quaker Lane Monday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Indian Tribe gathers for annual powwow

August 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – For 336 years, they have come together to celebrate life, to honor their heritage and to join as one community and one family. This past weekend, the Narragansett Indian Tribe came together as one once more during its annual powwow at Old Mill Road in Charlestown.

Despite the rainy Sunday, the tribe continued their two day celebration at the Narragansett Indian grounds by the Narragansett Indian Church, where they celebrated their annual powwow, one of the longest running recorded powwows in the country according to Chief John Thomas.

 

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