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BI Tourism Council supports RI Fast Ferry from Quonset

September 13, 2013

The Block Island Tourism Council voted Tuesday to support the concept of the proposed Rhode Island Fast Ferry from Quonset to Block Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Surfers wield the power to heal

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Surfers Healing foundation will be holding the surf camp at the Narragansett Town Beach this Saturday to help autistic children and their families experience the healing power of surfing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kelso steps down from chamber

September 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Kevin Mulholland, president of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, confirmed on Thursday that executive director Deb Kelso will resign from her position, effective today.

He also stated that the chamber voted on Aug. 20 to rescind its previous motion to intervene against Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s proposed route from Quonset to Block Island.

“Yes, she has decided to move on,” said Mulholland. “She’s been there six years, and it is a tough job answering the questions every day. She didn’t plan to stay there forever.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Town Beach revenue up from 2012 at $1.9 million

September 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Recreation Advisory Board reviewed the 2013 Narragansett Town Beach Season during a meeting on Monday.
Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Wright discussed both the membership and merchandise revenue for the 2013 beach season and stated that he was very pleased with the results despite the poor weather.
The total beach revenue for the Narragansett Town Beach season 2013 is more than $1.9 million, according to Wright. He also stated that this is a significant increase from the beach season 2012 revenue of $1.8 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mega appointed to SK School Committee

September 11, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an unexpected turn of events, the South Kingstown Town Council unanimously appointed Dr. Tony Mega to the South Kingstown School Committee Monday.
Mega, who served on the school committee from 2004 until he resigned in July 2012, will fill the vacancy left by Liz Morris, who resigned last month.
Morris was re-elected in November and her term expires November 2016, however, Mega will only serve until the next election in November 2014.
Roland Benjamin and Bob Trager also applied for the vacancy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fiery experience for Times intern

September 11, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Sunday, the South Kingstown Fire Department opened their training grounds to the public for a demonstration of their work.
As I pulled my car onto the grounds of the training center, I couldn’t help but notice the large concrete structure on my right side. The exterior was layered with dark black soot, and it looked like a scene from a movie.
I drove past the building and put my car in park. When I looked to my left, I noticed that the car parked there had been completely destroyed, presumably for training purposes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Grinnell Inn/Riptides closes its doors

September 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Grinnell Inn and Riptides Restaurant have closed again.

After just two years in business, the bed and breakfast on Narragansett Avenue closed its doors on Labor Day.

The building’s tenants, Bob and Selena Lavoie, who ran the business, said a rent increase forced the closure.

“Our rent was doubled and we couldn’t make it through the winter,” Selena Lavoie said Monday.

Lavoie said she and her husband are looking into other opportunities, particularly a “pre-existing business” where they can do breakfast.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mega appointed to SK school committee

September 10, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously last night to appoint Dr. Anthony Mega to the South Kingstown School Committee.

Mega, who previously served on the school committee from 2004 until July 2012, will fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Liz Morris.

He will serve until November 2014.

For more on the story, pick up tomorrow's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee agrees to renovate gym in memory of Chad O'Brien

September 5, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The School Committee approved the memorandum of agreement between the Narragansett School Department and the Chad O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund for the NHS wood floor during the meeting on Wednesday, August 21.

The Chad O’Brien Memorial Fund will donate a gift of $150,000 toward the completion of the Narragansett High School Gymnasium renovation project. The scholarship fund will also contribute a gift of $10,000 toward the introduction of a mental health awareness program at the high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident sues church, pope

September 5, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - A Narragansett man is suing St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, the Rhode Island attorney general, Pope Francis, and others, claiming the church's tolling bells have caused him emotional distress and led to the demise of his marriage.

Check out the story in Friday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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