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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.

KDMF to hold annual Run/Walk and Family Fun Day June 12

June 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The streets of Narragansett will be filled with family and friends, walking and running for a great cause. The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is holding its 12th annual Run/Walk and Family Fun Day this Sunday, June 12.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Narragansett High School, participants of all skill levels will have the opportunity to compete in a friendly manner on a predetermined and beautiful course throughout town.
“Aside from the opportunity to celebrate Katie’s life, we wanted a social event which brought together the community and to have fun,” said John DeCubellis, Katie’s father.

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.

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