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George's to be featured in Log On & Eat episode

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cooking Channel’s Host Eden Grinshpan visited Narragansett on her latest episode of “Log On & Eat” to test out the famous seafood of George’s of Galilee.
“Log On & Eat With Eden Grinshpan” is anything but an ordinary cooking show. In each 30-minute episode, Grinshpan visits three different cities and meets up with the funniest food bloggers, YouTubers or tweeters who show her their favorite dining spots.

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EPA issues town a notice of violation of Clean Water Act

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to the town of Narragansett Monday for violating the Clean Water Act.
According to the notice, as part of the EPA’s regional effort to investigate the bacterial sources of beach closures, EPA personnel collected surface water quality samples from a number of locations at Scarborough State Beach.
The EPA reportedly found that the town is discharging stormwater containing fecal coliform, E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, into the ocean.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small turnout for West Kingston Village Study public workshop

October 28, 2013

WEST KINGSTON- Only three residents attended the community workshop for the West Kingston Village Study on Tuesday.
The workshop was part of an ongoing planning process that focuses on identifying means that will reinforce the best qualities and characteristics of villages and places in South Kingstown.
According to South Kingstown Director of Planning Vincent Murray, the purpose of the study is to assess current conditions and provide recommendations for enhancing and protecting their unique and historic character in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK School Committee looks at new high-leverage policy

October 28, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Tuesday, the South Kingstown School Committee met with educators and members of the public to analyze the new high-leverage policy that was passed in June. The committee members divided into four groups and, along with educators from the district, discussed how each group interprets the new policy, how progress can be measured, and what limitations students might face in achieving specific learning outcomes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Athletic budget discussed at special school committee meeting

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett School Committee reviewed the athletic budgets for Narragansett High School and Narragansett Pier School athletic during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Member Keith Ranaldi requested that the committee review the collected and organized data for expenses, revenues and donations regarding the athletic programs at the two schools.
“Information is strength so thank you for providing this for us,” said Ranaldi. “Things are good right now in our athletic program but we have way more potential, and that is why I brought this up to review today.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NES students learn how to get more bang for their buck

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Elementary School partnered with Westerly Community Credit Union to kick off the first day of the Save for America School Savings Program on Tuesday.
Save for America is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1980. It is the only program endorsed by The White House offices of Policy Development and Consumer Affairs, as well as the U.S. Department of Treasury and Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rethinking business model for public institutions

October 25, 2013

KINGSTON – Why is public higher education important? What will it look like in the future?
Those were some of the questions David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, discussed Tuesday in his lecture, which was part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A forgotten science project caused the evacuation of Pier Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
Narragansett Police Capt. Scott Perrin said Thursday that the police who were investigating the incident determined the “suspicious package” found around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, was merely a science experiment a student accidentally dropped the day before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Promoting breast cancer awareness a group effort

October 25, 2013

This year, more than 234,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nearly 40,000 of them will die.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breast health panel discussion tonight

October 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Tonight, as part of South County Hospital’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a panel of five physicians will tell the story of one breast cancer patient from diagnosis through treatment and recovery as part of a comprehensive free presentation for the public.

In addition, the physicians will discuss the latest diagnosis and treatment options for women with breast cancer. The panel, moderated by South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Sue Hall, RNP, will include a pathologist, radiologist, surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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