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Dare we say, ‘Up, Up, and Away’?

July 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—For three days at the end of July, families from Rhode Island and beyond come to the athletic fields at URI to participate in an event which typifies nostalgic summer fun. The 33rd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, organized by the Wakefield Rotary Club, is set to begin again.

Narragansett resident spends dream day with veterans at Fenway Park

July 22, 2011

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Park is a majestic historical monument which stands brightly lit every evening, hosting the Boston Red Sox as they march on through their season. The Green Monster and Pesky’s Pole are symbols of the park’s storied past, and disabled war veteran Craig Cascella recently received a unique opportunity to visit the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country.

Kingston Chamber Music Festival showcases musicianship

July 21, 2011

KINGSTON – Under the artistic direction of Natalie Zhu, the Kingston Chamber Musical Festival will present its 23rd season at the University of Rhode Island through July 31.

Founded in 1989 by violinist David Kim, the festival strives to present the finest quality chamber music to the widest possible audience. Musicians from across the country appear annually during the two-week summer festival of six concerts held on the peaceful URI campus.

Tree Society, Boy Scouts help refurbish Canonchet Trail

July 21, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The trail begins at Annie Hoxsie Lane across from the Narragansett Town Beach, unassumingly sliding into the woods. The path is about six feet wide and winds along the Chafee Wildlife Preserve on Boston Neck Road. The underbrush is thick. The ground water gathers at places, saturating the ground. Nature abounds, yet without the work of the Narragansett Tree Society, headed by William Bivona, and Narragansett Boy Scout Troop 2, this trail would have never been accessible.

Council approves Economic Development Plan

July 20, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council briefly held its bi-monthly meeting Monday evening, and the two major discussion points were the approval of the Economic Development Plan and the ongoing debate concerning the problems associate with student rentals in Narragansett.

An appreciation of the ocean is revived through surfing

July 20, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – Surfing is one of those big bucket list moments that many dream of. While beaches like Huntington’s in California and Sunset Beach in Hawaii draw droves of surfers hoping to catch that big wave, Narragansett has its very own beach drawing local surfers, whether they are beginners or experts. With its commemoration of Environmental Day in Narragansett this Saturday, there’s no better time to appreciate those ocean waves or learn how to catch that first big wave.

Local singer-actress showcasing her talents

July 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- Olivia Rich has a singing voice well beyond her young 12 years. Dancing, singing and acting, the Curtis Corner Middle School student has performed in several performances and lit Old Mountain Field like the fireworks display that followed her with her talented voice singing the National Anthem on July 4.

Tax abatement program approved in SK

July 18, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council authorized the town tax assessor Monday night to abate taxes for people participating in the elderly tax abatement program in the amount of $326,000.

Wakefield lawyer Nazareth sentenced to three years for embezzlement

July 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The Wakefield lawyer charged with embezzling almost half a million dollars from his clients in 2008 was sentenced to three years in prison for forgery, counterfeiting and embezzlement.

SK Council seeks meeting with school committee

July 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council seeks a meeting with the school committee to discuss next year’s financial outlook after the school committee accepted the Reconfiguration Committee’s recommendation to make four equal neighborhood schools and move the pre-school program.
The council voted to direct six possible dates to convene with the school committee through the end of August.

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