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Resisting Irene's fury: Towns prepare for weekend storm

August 25, 2011

With winds gusting at 120 mph, category 3 Hurricane Irene is heading towards the East Coast this weekend. As she plows through the Bahamas and sets her sights on the US, The Narragansett Times has all the information to keep you safe from Irene's fury. Pick up a copy of Friday's paper with its extensive coverage of what your town is doing to prepare for the storm.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

August 24, 2011

In this Wednesday's issue of The Narragansett Times, local towns are looking to make changes as the Narragansett schools plan to get new athletic fields and the South Kingstown Traffic Committee investigates options of a parking ban at town parking lots. Also, readers can find out how Wakefield based Applied Science Associates helped save crew members on the capsized Rambler 100 boat in Ireland. For more information, pick up a copy of today's paper.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Point Judith Pond closed for shellfishing

August 19, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—-The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced on Tuesday that it would be closing Point Judith Pond in Narragansett due to the rainfall which the area experienced earlier this week. The ban began on Tuesday at noon and is scheduled to remain in effect until sunrise on August 24, or whenever DEM deems the Pond safe for shellfish harvesting again.

Finally, a deal in place for SK teachers

August 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After months of contentious school negotiations, the South Kingstown School Committee and National Education Association-South Kingstown (NEA-SK) have agreed to and ratified the three year collective bargaining agreement for 2011 to 2014.

Check what's inside The Narragansett Times today

August 19, 2011

There's still a few more weeks of summer vacation, but even though its the perfect time to go relax at the beach, The Narragansett Times will still bring you the latest news. In today's Friday, Aug. 19 edition, The Times will let you in on the collective bargaining agreement, the South Kingstown teachers agreed to just before school starts and exactly why you can't go shell fishing in Point Judith Pond just yet. You can also take a Time Out and learn about rumble and tumble going down at the Peace Dale Mill Complex.

Narragansett Indian Tribe gathers for annual powwow

August 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – For 336 years, they have come together to celebrate life, to honor their heritage and to join as one community and one family. This past weekend, the Narragansett Indian Tribe came together as one once more during its annual powwow at Old Mill Road in Charlestown.

Despite the rainy Sunday, the tribe continued their two day celebration at the Narragansett Indian grounds by the Narragansett Indian Church, where they celebrated their annual powwow, one of the longest running recorded powwows in the country according to Chief John Thomas.

SK school committee ratifies contract

August 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - After months of contentious school negotiations, the South Kingstown School Committee and NEA-South Kingstown have agreed to and ratified the collective bargaining agreement, settling a new three year contract for 2011 to 2014.

The NEA-SK union membership ratified the agreement last Thursday, Aug. 11 and the school committee followed, approving the agreement in a 6 to 0 vote at Tuesday night’s school committee meeting. The new contract begins Sept. 1.

The agreement comes just before the Aug. 31 deadline, when the last contract was to expire.

SK School Committee focuses on UCOA and special education

August 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Students in South Kingstown are currently on par in reading and math with students in other districts according to cohort data released at the school committee's annual retreat Wednesday afternoon at the Peace Dale Elementary library.

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