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Stars and Stripes will fly to commemorate Flag Day

June 11, 2011

WAKEFIELD—Flag Day has often been an overlooked side note to the solemn celebrations of Memorial Day and D-Day, yet it still serves as a reminder to the country of the sacrifices of past and present citizens which have made the United States so great. Numerous events will be held this weekend to commemorate the Stars and Stripes.

The first official flag of the United States was adopted in 1777 by the Continental Congress during the tumult and battles of the Revolutionary War. The flag carried thirteen stars then, symbolizing the thirteen original colonies. Today, the United States flag has become the starkest symbol of American patriotism.

Suddenly, it’s midsummer in South County

June 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – With temperatures reaching the 90s yesterday and Wednesday, Rhode Islanders retreated to the beaches, causing Narragansett Town Beach to have one of its busiest days even before the official beach season started.

“It’s a really hot today. There’s not much of a breeze down here. It’s absolutely packed. One lot is already full,” Becky Peabody, Assistant Manager at the Narragansett Town Beach said.

Reconfiguration involves moving Hazard pre-school to PDE

June 10, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the mission to create a more efficient school system, the school reconfiguration committee recommends balancing the size of the four elementary schools and moving the Hazard pre-school to Peace Dale Elementary School.

Southern Rhode Island Trolley redux

June 9, 2011

Once again the Southern Rhode Island Trolley is showing tourists where to shop in South Kingstown and what beaches to swim at in Narragansett, helping local businesses get a boost. This year, however, the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce added a second trolley to the service to help boost the local economy.

Athletes make their mark at Special Olympics

June 8, 2011

KINGSTON—Two teams squared off against each other on the moist soccer field, one in red and the other in green. The play began and it was a game, a real one, as the crowd looked on and cheered. They shouted for their brothers and sons and friends as though a crowd at a bullfight. On this Saturday morning they cheered for the participants of the Special Olympics.

CRMC sub-committee meets regarding archaeological site

June 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Coastal Resources Management Council sub-committee charged with the Downing/Salt Pond Partners housing construction met Wednesday evening to further discuss the impact of the discovery of a major archaeological site on the 67 acre lot behind Salt Pond Plaza. Members of the sub-committee discussed further the validity of the construction firms claims that they should proceed with the project as originally planned.

Nurse of the Year honors for Eich

June 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – When Marie Eich of Saunderstown started her nursing career 23 years ago she had no idea she would love working in children’s neurodevelopment nor did she expect to become Rhode Island Hospital’s Nurse of the Year.

Yet, at Rhode Island Hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner, which honored nearly 1,100 employees at the hospital to celebrate major career milestones, such as anniversaries, new retirees and employees “of the year” winners, Eich, who works in the Children’s Neurodevelopment Center was recognized as nurse of the year.

Matunuck conversation erodes at Town Hall

June 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With four new members on the Coastal Resource Management Council unfamiliar with the continuing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road and its history, last Tuesday’s town meeting with the CRMC was another meeting where the town and CRMC talked in circles, leaving property owners frustrated again.

SCH Lyme Disease Clinic seeks an end to insect bite disease

May 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Nearly 90 percent of all Lyme disease cases have been reported in the Northeastern part of the United States according to the state Department of Health and with May being the time the ticks start taking their first bite, South County Hospital is hoping to do something about it.

Point Judith Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation remembers those lost at sea

May 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As Memorial Day approaches, the fishing community gathers to commemorate fellow fishermen who have been lost at sea. The ninth annual ‘Seafood Harvest Fest’ on Wednesday evening brought together former and current fishermen for an evening of conversation and food.

“This event has always been a success,” said Mike Marchetti, a local fisherman. “It’s always packed and there is great food. It’s a really great gig.”

 

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