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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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SK files to reaffirm sheet pile wall decision

September 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a brief filed in Providence County Superior Court last week, the town of South Kingstown asked the court to reaffirm the decision of the Coastal Resources Management Council regarding its assent to construct a 202-foot sheet pile wall along Matunuck Beach Road.

Michael A. Ursillo, town solicitor, responded on behalf of the town and CRMC to an administrative appeal filed by William R. Landry, attorney for the Ocean Mist.

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Deepwater Wind wants to land cable at Scarborough

September 25, 2013

UPDATE: The item pertaining to Deepwater Wind's application seeking an easement to locate its cable beneath Scarborough Beach will not be before the Rhode Island State Properties Committee tomorrow.

The item was removed from the agenda late Tuesday at the request of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, DEM spokesperson Gail Mastrati confirmed Wednesday.

Mastrati said DEM is still in discussions in Deepwater and details will be forthcoming.

She did not indicate a time frame as to when discussions might be completed.

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Narragansett's Dr. Leonard utilizes modern approach to age old problem

September 24, 2013

WAKEFIELD–With football season in full swing, fans are being inundated with a variety of advertisements on New England sports radio and television programs. One local advertiser in particular is hard to ignore with the frequency of his sponsorship, which goes something like this:
“Isn’t it time you do something about your hair loss? Call Dr. Robert Leonard…..”
It begs the question, why does this guy advertise so much?

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Commemorative flag to fly

September 20, 2013

Artist Bruce Martin, of RI Pen & Ink, holds a flag featuring his historic rendition of The Towers

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SK animal noise ordinance hearing to be held Oct. 15

September 19, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The public hearing regarding potential amendments to the town's animal noise ordinance will not be held this Monday, Sept. 23.

Ella Whaley, South Kingstown Town Council president, said the hearing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15.

At that time, residents will have the opportunity to come before the council to discuss the keeping of noisy animals, such as roosters, in residential neighborhoods.

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Gist speaks on state of education in RI

September 19, 2013

KINGSTON – The state’s educational leaders gathered Tuesday at the University of Rhode Island for a panel discussion on the state of education in Rhode Island.

Eva-Marie Mancuso, chair of the Rhode Island Board of Education, Deborah Gist, commissioner of education, David Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, Nancy Carriuolo, president of Rhode Island College and Scott MacKay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio, participated in the discussion.

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Hank’s Down South bringing a different flavor to Galilee

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- There’s a new guy in town. Today, Sept. 20, is the grand opening for Hank’s Down South, a new barbecue restaurant and bar in Galilee.

Located at 33 State St., Hank’s Down South bar and barbecue restaurant is not your average venue in Narragansett. Instead of focusing on seafood, owner Amy Mason said that she wanted to use her experience with barbecue to bring authentic southern cuisine to the fishermen.

Mason said one of the best features of Hank’s is the smoker.

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An historic visit to The Tower House

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- After having a unique upbringing in Narragansett, Vicki DeKleer has returned to the town after more than 25 years to revisit her past.

While drinking coffee and eating scones on a late summer morning, Vicki lounged in the local bed and breakfast, The Tower House, on Wednesday with owner Marybeth Kreger.

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Nolan ready to take the helm as Narragansett Town Manager

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett will be welcoming both a new resident and new town manager in October.
After a long interview process, the Narragansett Town Council unanimously appointed Pamela Nolan to the position on Sept. 3.
Nolan has more than 20 years of experience working as town administrator and town manager. Her past experiences include serving as the town administrator for the town of Truro, Mass., and as the town manager for the town of Plymouth, Mass.

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