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July 24th, 2011

WPRI 12 stages footage of Morrell's win at OSWGA Championship.

July 25, 2011

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

Some people say you can’t always believe what you see on television.
In one case involving a local golfer, those people would be right.
On July 14, WPRI Channel 12 and its affiliate, WNAC Fox 64, showed highlights of North Kingstown resident and former Skippers’ golf star Samantha Morrell and her opponent Ali Prazak putting on the 18th hole at Laurel Lane Golf Club in West Kingston in the finals of the Ocean State Women’s Golf Association championship match in its nightly sportscast.
Problem was, what viewers saw never happened.

Admirers remember Frank Knight's contributions

July 25, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Frank Knight, 83, a former North Kingstown town councilman, interim town manager, Chamber of Commerce president and longtime activist with the Republican
Town Committee, died July 14 at South County Hospital.

Willow Dell Beach Club vandalized a week after arson incident

July 24, 2011

MATUNUCK – After part of the Willow Dell Beach Club was set on fire in an arson incident on Friday, July 8, the beach club was also vandalized a week later this past Saturday.

Rockville Mill to become affordable housing

July 24, 2011

HOPKINTON - A celebratory groundbreaking was held at the Rockville Mill on Monday, July 18, to acknowledge a project that will turn the abandoned space into 14 affordable rental homes. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee were all on hand to address the gathered crowd and grab a shovel.

July 23rd

Tell Me Your Story: Young NK Marine earns medals for service overseas

July 24, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The medals adorning Marine Corporal Tyler Miller’s dress uniform glint in the noonday sun. They represent the survival of Parris Island’s notorious boot camp and two tours in Afghanistan.
The shiny gold discs displayed across the left breast are for combat action, overseas service medal with bronze star, the Navy-Marine achievement medal, the National Defense Medal for serving in wartime, an Afghanistan campaign medal with two deployment ribbons, the Global War on Terrorism medal and a NATO medal for serving and fighting while attached to the international security force.

Narragansett holds stance on tuition payments

July 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The school committee addressed on Wednesday evening a recent Superior Court action made by the Narragansett School System, along with five other state school districts, in objecting the payment of tuition fees to the Rhode Island School of the Deaf.

Boy Scout, 10, dies at Yawgoog Scout Reservation

July 23, 2011

HOPKINTON–Tragedy struck the area on Saturday, July 16, when a 10-year-old boy scout died at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville.
Patrick Hannon, of Huntington, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers who arrived at the camp at approximately 7 a.m., according to William McGarry, acting police chief.

July 22nd

Caylee's law may come to RI

July 23, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - It’s no secret that the not guilty of first degree murder verdict handed down by a Florida jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial two weeks ago has sparked a strong reaction and national attention.
Now, because of that verdict, local lawmakers are considering introducing a petition known as Caylee’s Law at the beginning of the next Rhode Island legislation session.

SK Chamber to hold Golf Ball Drop Raffle during Balloon Fest

July 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-A giant fishing net hang suspended from a crane 90 feet in the air. The crowd watches in anticipation as the fishing net, heavy with golf balls, sways in the light breeze. Suddenly, thousands of the white spheres burst out of the net lining and plummet towards the ground, striking the grassy field as though they were hailstones. Prizes for the crowd are sure to follow.

Dare we say, ‘Up, Up, and Away’?

July 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—For three days at the end of July, families from Rhode Island and beyond come to the athletic fields at URI to participate in an event which typifies nostalgic summer fun. The 33rd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, organized by the Wakefield Rotary Club, is set to begin again.

 

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