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Narragansett resident discovered by multi-platinum producer released 'Take a Chance' EP, tour dates

August 24, 2015

By KENDRA LOLIO

NARRAGANSETT – Up and coming Narragansett resident and singer/songwriter Christina Holmes will be releasing a new EP called “Take a Chance” today. Originally from New Jersey but living in Narragansett for the past seven years, Holmes will be participating in her first tour across New England and in California as part of her signing with the California-based record label Tarpan Records.
Holmes was discovered by multi-platinum producer Narada Michael Walden in June of 2013. Walden has worked with renowned artists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Aretha Franklin.

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URI professor arrested in Burrillville explains his cause

August 22, 2015

By BENJAMIN BRANCHAUD

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –  URI Physics Professor Peter Nightingale was one of two men forcibly removed and arrested in Burrillville last week while protesting the expansion of Spectra Energy's compressor station. On Wednesday he took the time to speak with the Narragansett Times about his cause that has landed him in the back of a police car twice in the past year.

Narragansett Times: What happened last week that led to your arrest in Burrillville?

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Cotter responds to disparaging town council comments

August 22, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – School committee vice chair Dr. Maureen Cotter used her time at the end of Tuesday evening's school committee meeting to respond to the negative remarks town council members directed at the school committee and district administration at a work session in July.

Members of the town council had said they were disappointed with the way the budget was presented and how, in their view, it differs from reality.

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Planning board reverses field on expert witnesses

August 22, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –  On Tuesday night, the planning board announced it would accept expert testimony provided on the Wakefield Alzheimer's Care Facility proposal, prompting several members of the public to submit their resumes to the planning board and repeat their previous testimony – this time as expert witnesses.

The first was Richard Youngken, an expert in community planning and historic preservation, who said the planning department could not approve the Alzheimer's Care Facility based on a lack of alignment with the board's own land use regulations.

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EDC offers simplified version of Homestead Act

August 14, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – In response to the recently implemented 8 percent short-term rental tax imposed by the state on July 1, the Narragansett Economic Development Committee has decided to offer the town council a simplified version of its Homestead Act proposal for consideration which eliminates the component offering a break for yearly renters.

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Local residents, parents voice concerns on mandated HPV vaccine

August 14, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A crowd of about 55 gathered in the bottom-floor room of the Peace Dale Library on Tuesday for a presentation by and discussion with the Rhode Island Department of Health on the recently mandated HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

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Local surfers paddle out for Joe McGovern

August 14, 2015

NARRAGANSETT– Several hundred friends and family of Narragansett’s Joe McGovern gathered together at the Narragansett Town Beach, this past Friday afternoon to pay their respects in a traditional Hawaiian style paddle-out. Joe was the official photographer of New England surfing and stand-up paddle boarding and his work has been featured in worldwide media circles. His greatest works involved the local surfing scene, which he captured in film for the past 40 years. He died in a freak surfing accident in January of this year while catching waves off the shores of Indialantic, Florida.

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College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insiders hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

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Narragansett filmmaker's career comes full circle

August 11, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – After growing up in Narragansett and moving to New York City to take on the film industry, filmmaker Leif Husted Jensen has returned to his home town to take on the position of Director of Creative Broadcast at a Providence-based communications firm called (add)ventures. His work has been recognized by adcritic.com, Shoot Magazine, and the Cannes Advertising Film Festival.

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NFD gets $384,000 for boat purchase, operator training

August 7, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department has received $384,000 as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). According to Fire Chief Scott Partington, $360,000 will be used to purchase a fire, rescue, and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) boat. The remaining $24,000 will be used to provide NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) training for operators within the department.
“We’re extremely excited about it and fortunate enough to have received the award,” said Partington. “We recognize it as a real necessity for the port area in this community.”

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