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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

Richmond resident Vickers is ready to rock

July 26, 2013

RICHMOND – According to Jim Vickers of Wood River Junction, there have always been two loves in his life; newspaper and music. In 2004, he founded Motif Magazine, a Rhode Island arts & entertainment publication for which he acted as editor and publisher until selling the magazine earlier this year. “It was time to do other things”, he said. Those other things included focusing on live music.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Conn. cyclist dies after accident on Route 1

July 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An 84-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday when he was struck by a motor vehicle while biking on Route 1 south.
The incident occurred at 4:58 p.m. in the Green Hill and Shannock Road section of Route 1, police said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kingston Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25 years of classical music

July 26, 2013

KINGSTON – The Kingston Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The festival kicked off Wednesday night at the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center with a sold out concert.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Despite wrath of Sandy, Skip’s Dock stays afloat

July 26, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - After overcoming heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy, Skip’s Dock is open for the season. With a rich history dating back to the early 1900s, the Trager family owned and operated retail seafood market on Succotash Road in Jerusalem has overcome similar adversity in the past to remain loyal to generations of customers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whalerock public hearing continued to Aug. 28

July 26, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Charlestown Zoning Board approved a request by the town last Wednesday, July 17, to continue the public hearing on the request of Whalerock Renewable Energy, LLC, to develop two wind turbines off King’s Factory Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Beach/Ninigret Sand Trail to reopen to vehicle traffic tomorrow

July 25, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will reopen to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The reopening of the trail will provide access to the campground and back track trail.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Circus Smirkus returns to Washington County Fairgrounds

July 19, 2013

Circus Smirkus will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond this weekend, with performances Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For tickets and more information call 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visit www.smirkus.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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