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HopArts adds color to autumn weekend

October 21, 2013

HOPKINTON — This weekend’s fall foliage will be a colorful backdrop to HopArts Studio Trail, a two-day event featuring artists and artisans who open their studios to the public to show and sell their wares. In its eighth year, HopArts covers a seven-mile radius within Richmond and Hopkinton, which is easy to cover in a day’s journey.

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Destiny Africa Children's Choir to perform Thursday in Kingston

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is presenting the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., at the URI Fine Arts Center.
Destiny Africa is a choir from Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda that raises their voices in song, hope and joy. The children’s Centre rescues children from war-town areas to offer them love, education, and a family environment which nurtures them to become agents of transformation.

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Walk-a-While-Wednesdays promote fitness on campus

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- Students and Faculty at the University of Rhode Island joined together to kick off the URI Community “Walk-a-While Wednesdays” on Wednesday, Oct.2.
The “Walk- a While” event was created by the College of Human Science and Services and the Department of Kinesiology as way to promote and improve fitness around the campus. Students and faculty from the Department of Kinesiology acted as walking coaches during the lunch time stroll and will be present every Wednesday to guide walkers through each work session.

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Students, faculty debate arming campus police

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON—On Monday afternoon, a panel of University of Rhode Island staff and faculty were on hand to field questions regarding the potential of arming campus police. The recent impetus for allowing campus police officers, who currently work unarmed, to carry weapons as a means of student and faculty safety stems from last April’s gun scare at URI.

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School Committee members make their pitch for new bleachers

October 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Members of the Narragansett Town Council hesitantly approached the bleachers at Narragansett High School during a special work session with the school committee on Wednesday.
As a way to introduce the Narragansett Community Athletic Complex campaign (NCAC), School Committee President Tammy McNeiece invited the town council to tour the current conditions of the NHS bleachers, track, and field.

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McNeieces appeal notice to remove fencing material

October 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review voted to continue the motion to appeal the town building official’s notice to remove all fencing material located at 50 Lambert Street during the meeting last Thuresday.
Owners of the property Brian and Tammy McNeiece were present at the meeting and stated that they wanted to appeal the notice to remove the fencing material from their property because it is not considered as storage.

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School officials explain Wakefield Elementary partial lockdown

October 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A lockdown was implemented at Wakefield Elementary School Sept. 20 after a 9-year-old male student allegedly stabbed a teacher in the eye with a stick.
According to a memo sent the same day from Principal Lynn Dougherty to students’ parents and guardians, the “partial lockdown” was implemented to “ensure the safety of an individual student.”
Dougherty said, “This procedure was used out of an abundance of caution.”

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Wounded Warrior Project honored

October 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Residents and veterans of Narragansett joined together to honor the Wounded Warrior Project during the flag raising ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Friday.
Resident Karen Shabshelowitz presented both the wounded warrior flag and the flag raising ceremony to the Narragansett Town Council. According to Shabshelowitz, the flag serves as a lasting reminder of the sacrifices that our military is making on our behalf in these dangerous times.

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Bagelz presents work from artist Susan Gold Purdy

September 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Bagelz of Wakefield is presenting the work of Connecticut artist Susan Gold Purdy during the open art show on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Although this will be the Purdy’s first time displaying her work in Rhode Island, she is a well-known cookbook author, illustrator, and painter.

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NPD members recognized for stellar service

September 27, 2013

Family, friends and the town council gathered in the Narragansett High School auditorium to celebrate the outstanding efforts of Narragansett police officers during the police department’s awards and promotion ceremony Wednesday.
Chief Dean Hoxsie introduced each officer as he or she approached the stage and was sworn in by Town Council President James Callaghan.
Chief Hoxsie also thanked the families for showing their support to the NPD on a daily basis.

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