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EDC discusses new plan objectives

June 21, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Economic Development Committee (EDC) met Wednesday evening to discuss the future implementation of the recent development plan which has been presented to the town council in its finished form. The next step now is for the committee to appeal to the town council to dedicate time and funds towards carrying out the objectives outlined in the plan.

PDES parents, teachers speak out on reconfiguration

June 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It was a meeting for change as the school committee discussed increasing science and social studies in grade 6 at Broad Rock, heard the recommendation for the reconfiguration for the schools and adopted policies changing how teachers are evaluated at Tuesday night’s meeting.

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography turns 50

June 19, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—As one turns off of Old Boston Neck onto South Ferry Road, past the old Baptist Church, you drive along a thickly wooded road on both sides and come upon a village of modern buildings. The Environmental Research Laboratory, the Pell Marine Science and National Sea Grant Libraries, and at the very end the pier which docks the research vessel Endeavor before it journeys out into the world’s oceans, all of these buildings stand before you. This is the home of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

Local family re-opens historic Grinnell Inn in Narragansett

June 18, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–An historic landmark is back in action after over a decade of sitting idle.
After some major renovations, The Grinnell Inn, is open to the public as a bed and breakfast with a restaurant called Riptides on the first floor. The inn now features seven distinctive rooms, each with its own Narragansett beach theme like Sand Hill Cove, Bonnet Shores and Scaroborough. Each room has a private bathroom and brand new hardwood floors.

NHS sisters Olivia and Ana DiPrete rewarded for hard work, dedication

June 17, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Olivia and Ana DiPrete have navigated through much of their high school education side by side, encouraging each other to excel in both academics and sport. At Narragansett High School’s senior graduation last night their dedication was sufficiently rewarded.

“Our high school experience has been really unique and exciting,” said Ana DiPrete.

SKHS valedictorian Victoria Gu sets her sights on Harvard

June 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – She conquered academia at South Kingstown High School. She succeeded as the top tennis player. She even overcame the lengthy bike ride from her home to come do this interview. Now, Victoria Gu, the valedictorian of the class of 2011 at South Kingstown will set her sights on Cambridge, Mass. and Harvard University.

Carousel blessing at Adventureland

June 17, 2011

Photo By Brie Wetherell

The blessing of the new carousel at Adventureland in Narragansett took place last week. Pictured above are Nicole Cabral, Rev. Casey Shobe, his daughter, Isabelle, Aidan Burdick, Melissa Burdick, Wyatt Burdick in the arms of his dad Josh Burdick and Tamyko Samuels. For hours and more information visit www.adventurelandri.com or call 789-0030.

NHS students join together to raise awareness of skin cancer

June 16, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – Rachel D’Ambrosio grew up on the water, water skiing, knee boarding and swimming. During those summer days, D’Ambrosio applied a 30 SPF sunscreen because she was fair skinned. She was always told that the sun could cause skin cancer because of harmful ultraviolet rays, but she never really understood what that meant until she turned 11.

Council approves expansion of limited liquor licenses

June 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The new La Strada Café and Pizzeria in Matunuck will now be able to sell liquor until 10:30 p.m. after the town council approved expanding the number of limited liquor licenses in the town at Monday’s meeting. Phil’s Restaurant on Main Street also received approval for an expansion of its current liquor license to include second floor dining.

SK home invasion suspects indicted

June 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The four suspects charged with the burglary, robbery and conspiracy of a South Kingstown home and resident on Feb. 4 were indicted Wednesday.
The Washington County Grand Jury handed up an indictment charging Brandon Kluth, 20, of 16 John Chafee Blvd., Newport, Stefon Jenkins, 20, of 18 John Chafee Blvd., Newport, Brittney Flesia, 19, of 18 Barnacle Drive, South Kingstown, and Jaylon Butler, 19, of 201 Rogers Lane, Middletown, each with one count of burglary, first degree robbery and conspiracy. Kluth, Butler, and Jenkins were also charged with one count each of assault with a dangerous weapon.

 

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