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SCH to hold flu clinic on Sunday

November 13, 2013

Flu season is upon us.

The 2013-2014 flu season began last month and the disease will likely spread as folks gather for the upcoming holidays. Before holiday travel and festivities enter full swing, Lee Ann Quinn, director of South County Hospital’s Infection Prevention, Control and Safety Department advises everyone to get vaccinated.

The hospital’s final flu clinic will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17, at Christ the King Church in Kingston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., however Quinn pointed out that flu shots are readily available at most pharmacies.

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Fishing survey a family event in Galilee

November 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, conducted the second recreational fishing opportunity and scientific survey program on Monday.

Every year, DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is required to collect 200 samples of tautog in a diverse range of sizes for analysis in its scientific monitoring program. Data collected during the fish survey are used in the age structured stock assessment for that species.

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Birds of a feather

November 8, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Lazicki’s Bird House and Rescue is in need of a new home.
The non-profit, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of unwanted, abused or abandoned exotic birds, needs to relocate by Dec. 30 before its present location is demolished.

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Baccari pleads not guilty

November 8, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday, Richard P. Baccari, the Narragansett resident who has been indicted for conspiracy and bribery, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Court Justice Patricia A. Sullivan. Baccari was indicted last week for bribing a group of North Providence councilmen, through his development firm, Churchill and Banks, LLC, to push through plans to build a supermarket.

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'Tiger' honors fallen soldiers with epic walk

November 8, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - An Operation Desert Storm Veteran honored the lives lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by taking an approximately six-month walk across the United States.  
The journey began about 18 months ago, when Joe "Tiger" Patrick II, veteran and volunteer at Ground Zero in 2001, wanted to recognize those fallen in the world trade center by walking from Washington, D.C., to the site in Shanksville, Pa., where the plane went down on Sept. 11, 2001. Patrick then decided that he needed to do more than the approximately 450 mile walk he had completed, and chose to walk across the country.

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Town council examines five year financial plan

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the five-year financial plan for the town during a work session Monday.
The September report shows that the general fund is projected to have a June 30, 2014 surplus of $983,585 compared to nearly $1.1 million for September and nearly $1.2 million for August, said Donald Goodrich, director of finance. He stated that there are three major reasons for the projected surplus.

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Great Island Bridge to be replaced

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to replace Narragansett’s Great Island Bridge in the coming year.
The focus of the project is to replace the structurally deficient, load-restricted nine-span bridge, which extends Great Island Road over Point Judith Pond.
After an inspection of the bridge in April revealed increased deterioration of the timber deck, RIDOT completed repairs on May 7 to help return the bridge it to its original posting.

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Business Engagement Center opens dialogue

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute on its Bay Campus this past Monday, industry leaders and academics gathered to learn about the opportunities which can be discovered in oceanography and marine trades. The symposium, ‘Innovation in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Defense and Marine Trades,’ was organized by URI’s newly created Business Engagement Center (BEC), a group which seeks to successfully utilize business opportunities locally and globally to benefit the university and its community.

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Ground breaking on proposed comfort station forthcoming

November 7, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A ground breaking for the proposed Wakefield comfort station may take place sometime this month.

Andrew Nota, South Kingstown’s director of administrative services, said Wednesday that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is in the final stages of singing a contract with New England Building and Bridge Co., Inc., for the $1.1 million project.

The project was open for bidding Aug. 8 and RIDOT, which is managing the project, received four bids. New England Building and Bridge was the lowest bidder.

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SK musicians visit Music City for All-National Honors Fest

November 7, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Last week, two student musicians and their music instructor from South Kingstown High School paid a visit to Nashville to participate in the highly acclaimed All-National Honors Festival.

SKHS Director of Instrumental Music Don “Doc” Smith served as chaperone for students Willie Grear and Justin Smith, who is Doc’s son. The four day event featured extensive rehearsals, performances and seminars at different venues in Music City.

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