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Suspicious package temporarily shuts down Salt Pond Plaza

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A bomb scare closed Salt Pond Plaza on Point Judith Road briefly Monday.
At 4 p.m. the Narragansett Fire Department responded to Game Stop for a report of a suspicious package left outside the store.
Capt. Joseph Conroy of the Narragansett Fire Department said a suitcase was left unattended on the sidewalk for an unknown period of time.
Emergency officials established a safety perimeter of 300 feet around the building and entrance to the shopping center was restricted, Conroy said in a statement.
The Rhode Island State Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Christy to lead SK Firefighters Memorial Parade

September 17, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Lt. John “Jack” Christy, president of the Tuckertown Fire Department, will lead this year’s South Kingstown Firefighters Memorial Parade as grand marshal Sunday.
Christy is a humble man who has been serving our country as an officer and a firefighter since 1953.
“I’ve been at the Tuckertown Fire Department for 23 years,” Lt. Christy said in a recent interview. “I’ve been volunteering for 60 years [as a firefighter].”
Before Christy came to South County he lived and worked in New Jersey putting out fires and held a job in the commercial boating industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

24-hour convenience store denied,for now

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Due to the absence of town council member Doug Mclaughlin, the motion for the Shell Gasoline Station and Seasons Convenience Store, 1015 Boston Neck Road, to operate a 24-hour convenience store was denied with a vote of 2-2 during the meeting Monday.
Due to McLaughlin’s absence, Town Solicitor Mark McSally stated that the motion couldn’t be approved. Town Council President James Callaghan said that the applicants can return to the council in the future for approval of this motion but due to the split vote of the members present during the meeting, it could not be approved.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Despite concerns, student enrollment increasing at SK schools

September 13, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Despite continued concerns about enrollment decline, an unofficial tally of South Kingstown school enrollment this month shows an increase of 26 students since last year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett School Committee talks details on proposed athletic complex

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The School Committee discussed the Narragansett Community Athletic Complex Campaign during a workshop Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC reaches agreement with town on erosion

September 13, 2013

PROVIDENCE- At the final public hearing on Tuesday night, the Coastal Resource Management Council (CRMC) announced that it had come to an agreement with the town of South Kingstown on five points of agreement relating to proposed program amendments to add new Section 980 Experimental Coastal Erosion Control to the Salt Pond Region Special Area Management Plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BI Tourism Council supports RI Fast Ferry from Quonset

September 13, 2013

The Block Island Tourism Council voted Tuesday to support the concept of the proposed Rhode Island Fast Ferry from Quonset to Block Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Surfers wield the power to heal

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Surfers Healing foundation will be holding the surf camp at the Narragansett Town Beach this Saturday to help autistic children and their families experience the healing power of surfing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kelso steps down from chamber

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Kevin Mulholland, president of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, confirmed on Thursday that executive director Deb Kelso will resign from her position, effective today.

He also stated that the chamber voted on Aug. 20 to rescind its previous motion to intervene against Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s proposed route from Quonset to Block Island.

“Yes, she has decided to move on,” said Mulholland. “She’s been there six years, and it is a tough job answering the questions every day. She didn’t plan to stay there forever.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Town Beach revenue up from 2012 at $1.9 million

September 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Recreation Advisory Board reviewed the 2013 Narragansett Town Beach Season during a meeting on Monday.
Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Wright discussed both the membership and merchandise revenue for the 2013 beach season and stated that he was very pleased with the results despite the poor weather.
The total beach revenue for the Narragansett Town Beach season 2013 is more than $1.9 million, according to Wright. He also stated that this is a significant increase from the beach season 2012 revenue of $1.8 million.

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