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Deepwater Wind wins offshore lease auction with $3.8 million bid

August 2, 2013

Deepwater Wind won the nation’s first ever lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy development Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the auction for two parcels, totaling more than 164,000 acres, in BOEM’s Wind Energy Area on the Outer Continental Shelf roughly 17 miles south of Rhode Island between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An unlikely foe for Quonset Fast Ferry

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deborah Kelso, executive director of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, voiced her opposition to the Quonset fast ferry proposal during a chamber meeting last week, according to Rhode Island Fast Ferry Owner Charles Donadio Jr.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase through Charlestown and SK

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police arrested a 32-year-old Connecticut man Tuesday following a high-speed chase that began in Charlestown and ended in South Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local cyclist readies for Ride Round Rhody

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Cyclists and volunteers are joining together to help raise funds for cancer treatment at local hospitals during the 5th annual Lifecycle Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) bike-a-thon Aug. 11.
The mission of Lifecycle is to promote healthy, active living and support local cancer treatment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No Open Meetings Act violation in Daly-LaBelle case

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Department of Attorney General ruled last week that the South Kingstown School Committee was not in violation of the Open Meetings Act when a “quorum” of school committee members participated in a professional development subcommittee meeting last August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raimondo pays a visit to The Times

August 2, 2013

WAKEFIELD — Currently touring the state to promote her financial education program, EmpowerRI, state treasurer Gina Raimondo visited The Narragansett Times office last Wednesday to discuss her goals for the upcoming year regarding Rhode Island’s fiscal health.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Night of remembrance to be held for murder victim this Saturday

July 31, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Members from the community have planned an evening of peace and remembrance for Allison Taylor, on Saturday, Aug. 3, as a way to surround her family with love, fellowship and support.

The community gospel choir, Prism of Praise, will be performing music ministry during the love offering at Saint Peter’s by the Sea. This gospel choir is a multiracial, ethnically diverse Christian choir that was founded originally in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Water bugs cause a stir at area beaches during heat wave

July 26, 2013

Those seeking relief from the heat last week with a cool ocean swim, may have found themselves sharing the refreshing waters with some bug-like critters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council approves food trucks for upcoming concerts

July 26, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council announced Monday that local food trucks will be invited to attend upcoming concerts at the Village Green and at Marina Park next month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Couple arrested on drug charges

July 26, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – An ongoing investigation into the alleged trafficking of crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett resulted in the arrest of a Narragansett couple Thursday.
South Kingstown Police, Narragansett Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rhode Island State Police and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Damon Graham, 33, and Ashley Sekator-Graham, 30, and the seized crack cocaine, cocaine powder and two firearms, from the couple’s Narragansett residence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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