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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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Scouting for Food

November 1, 2013

Scouting for Food – Don’t forget to put out your grocery bags of non-perishable food items for the area Boy Scouts to collect this Saturday morning. All food collected will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank. The Boy Scouts of America “Thank You” for your generosity.

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Olympic Physical Therapy wins Kelso Award

November 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- During its annual dinner on Tuesday at Spain Restaurant, The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce presented the James Kelso Award to local business Olympic Physical Therapy.

The James Kelso Award is a community service award that is named for James M. Kelso, a state representative, community leader and managing partner of the Coast Guard restaurant who died in 1999.

The award originated in 1999 and recognizes a local resident or organization that has provided unparalleled volunteer service and has shown an outstanding commitment to both the community and its residents.

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SK resident Pinch becomes highest ranking woman in RI State Police

November 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown resident Maj. Karen Pinch recently became the highest-ranking woman in Rhode Island State Police history.

“I’m thrilled that the Col. [Steven G. O’Donnell] had faith in me to put me in this position,” she said Thursday. “I think it’s a great honor to have been chosen for that. I think it’s kind of exiting for people to be saying that I’m making history.”

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