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SK animal noise ordinance hearing to be held Oct. 15

September 19, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The public hearing regarding potential amendments to the town's animal noise ordinance will not be held this Monday, Sept. 23.

Ella Whaley, South Kingstown Town Council president, said the hearing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15.

At that time, residents will have the opportunity to come before the council to discuss the keeping of noisy animals, such as roosters, in residential neighborhoods.

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Gist speaks on state of education in RI

September 19, 2013

KINGSTON – The state’s educational leaders gathered Tuesday at the University of Rhode Island for a panel discussion on the state of education in Rhode Island.

Eva-Marie Mancuso, chair of the Rhode Island Board of Education, Deborah Gist, commissioner of education, David Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, Nancy Carriuolo, president of Rhode Island College and Scott MacKay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio, participated in the discussion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hank’s Down South bringing a different flavor to Galilee

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- There’s a new guy in town. Today, Sept. 20, is the grand opening for Hank’s Down South, a new barbecue restaurant and bar in Galilee.

Located at 33 State St., Hank’s Down South bar and barbecue restaurant is not your average venue in Narragansett. Instead of focusing on seafood, owner Amy Mason said that she wanted to use her experience with barbecue to bring authentic southern cuisine to the fishermen.

Mason said one of the best features of Hank’s is the smoker.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An historic visit to The Tower House

September 19, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- After having a unique upbringing in Narragansett, Vicki DeKleer has returned to the town after more than 25 years to revisit her past.

While drinking coffee and eating scones on a late summer morning, Vicki lounged in the local bed and breakfast, The Tower House, on Wednesday with owner Marybeth Kreger.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Nolan ready to take the helm as Narragansett Town Manager

September 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The town of Narragansett will be welcoming both a new resident and new town manager in October.
After a long interview process, the Narragansett Town Council unanimously appointed Pamela Nolan to the position on Sept. 3.
Nolan has more than 20 years of experience working as town administrator and town manager. Her past experiences include serving as the town administrator for the town of Truro, Mass., and as the town manager for the town of Plymouth, Mass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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