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McNeieces appeal notice to remove fencing material

October 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted to continue the motion to appeal the town building official’s notice to remove all fencing material located at 50 Lambert Street during the meeting last Thuresday.
Owners of the property Brian and Tammy McNeiece were present at the meeting and stated that they wanted to appeal the notice to remove the fencing material from their property because it is not considered as storage.

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School officials explain Wakefield Elementary partial lockdown

October 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A lockdown was implemented at Wakefield Elementary School Sept. 20 after a 9-year-old male student allegedly stabbed a teacher in the eye with a stick.
According to a memo sent the same day from Principal Lynn Dougherty to students’ parents and guardians, the “partial lockdown” was implemented to “ensure the safety of an individual student.”
Dougherty said, “This procedure was used out of an abundance of caution.”

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Wounded Warrior Project honored

October 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Residents and veterans of Narragansett joined together to honor the Wounded Warrior Project during the flag raising ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Friday.
Resident Karen Shabshelowitz presented both the wounded warrior flag and the flag raising ceremony to the Narragansett Town Council. According to Shabshelowitz, the flag serves as a lasting reminder of the sacrifices that our military is making on our behalf in these dangerous times.

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Bagelz presents work from artist Susan Gold Purdy

September 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Bagelz of Wakefield is presenting the work of Connecticut artist Susan Gold Purdy during the open art show on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Although this will be the Purdy’s first time displaying her work in Rhode Island, she is a well-known cookbook author, illustrator, and painter.

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NPD members recognized for stellar service

September 27, 2013

Family, friends and the town council gathered in the Narragansett High School auditorium to celebrate the outstanding efforts of Narragansett police officers during the police department’s awards and promotion ceremony Wednesday.
Chief Dean Hoxsie introduced each officer as he or she approached the stage and was sworn in by Town Council President James Callaghan.
Chief Hoxsie also thanked the families for showing their support to the NPD on a daily basis.

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Former Narragansett Times Editor Marcia Grann-O'Brien remembered by her peers

September 27, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Former Narragansett Times Editor Marcia Grann-O’Brien, 72, of Wakefield, died Tuesday.
O’Brien was a lifelong journalist and writer who won numerous awards during her career. In addition to her work at The Narragansett Times, she founded the Three Village Times on Long Island, served as editor of the Warwick Beacon, worked for former Gov. Lincoln Almond and was inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Karen Murphy steps down as executive director of Welcome House

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Welcome House of South County is without an executive director for the third time in 10 months.

Ken Burke, president of the Welcome House’s Board of Directors, said Monday that after a 90-day contract the board and Interim Executive Director Karen Murphy mutually agreed to part ways.

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Deepwater Wind takes end around route for landing cable

September 26, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island State Properties Committee will hear a request Thursday for approval of an easement agreement with Narragansett Electric Company over property located on Ocean Road in Narragansett.

Word quickly spread that the item pertained to Deepwater Wind’s quest to land a cable from its proposed offshore wind farm in Narragansett.

Ronald N. Renaud, chair of the state properties committee, confirmed Tuesday that the item does pertain to Deepwater and it would be heard at Thursday’s meeting in Providence.

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Local police departments join forces to curb underage drinking and ensure nightclub safety

September 26, 2013

The South Kingstown and Narragansett police departments are among several departments joining the Rhode Island State Police in their new statewide task force in enforcing nightclub safety and alcohol related violations.

The task force also includes the University of Rhode Island Police Department as well as other police departments throughout the state, including Providence and Newport police.

Police and campus security from Providence College, Bryant University, Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University have joined the task force as well.

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Council explores options to increase parking on Matunuck Beach Road

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council asked the town Monday to look into extending the area where parking is permitted on Matunuck Beach Road.

The item was on the council’s agenda at the request of Councilor Jim O’Neill.

“Sometimes the ticketing is really incredible,” O’Neill said.

He said he thought parking could be allowed between the Vanilla Bean and the area where parking is permitted, near the Ocean Mist, on the ocean side of the road.

“We need to make this viable, we need to make this pro-business,” he said of expanding the parking.

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