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A do it yourself oyster farming program

July 22, 2013

BRISTOL - Coastal homeowners can now grown and harvest their own oysters with the help of a new program at Roger Williams University.
Individuals who own Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) registered docks located in Rhode Island waters that are approved by the Department of Environmental Management for harvesting shellfish for human consumption, are eligible to participate in the program.

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Skate contest returns to Old Mountain Field

July 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The annual Old Mountain Field Skate Contest is returning to the park this Saturday.
For the seventh year, the contest will serve as a fundraiser for the park, but for the first year, the contest will also include an art show.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI professor leads digital literacy program

July 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Fifty educators, media professionals and graduate students participated in the state’s first Summer Institute in Digital Literacy this week, which focused on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies.

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Special use permit approved for Bank Rhode Island

July 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Zoning Board approved a special use permit and variance to allow Bank Rhode Island to construct a drive through window and allow two parking spaces between the building and front property line at its proposed site at 290 Main St. in Wakefield.

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CRMC and South Kingstown reach agreement

July 20, 2013

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Nixon appointed director of RI Sea Grant

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A longtime faculty member at the University of Rhode Island was recently appointed as director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program.

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Assessing water quality in Rhode Island

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Although Rhode Island is aptly named ‘The Ocean State’ in regards to being home to the largest deep water bay on the East Coast, as well as its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the state’s water system is much more complex than we often think. Numerous streams, reservoirs, lakes and rivers cut through the landscape, and underground wells provide drinking water for much of the western and southern parts of the state.

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Beaches dealing with infestation of bug-like critters

July 18, 2013

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

The bugs have been spotted at beaches from Middletown to Westerly, including at the south end of Scarborough State Beach.

The critters are crustacean isopods, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Management.

She said the typically infest marine waters, but do not bite and are not considered a human pest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Superintendent Stringfellow gets contract extension

July 12, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee recently voted 5-1 to extend Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow’s contract through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The vote was taken in an executive session ahead of the June 25 work session on graduation rates and requirements and was reported at the start of the session, Maureen Cotter, school committee chair confirmed.

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Narragansett resident wins prestigious VFW award

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett resident and avid volunteer John E. O’Hara was recently presented the Department of Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Award for his involvement with countless councils and community organizations.

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