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SK, Narragansett to receive HUD funding

August 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund Program recently awarded a total of $11.7 million in federal funding to 25 Rhode Island cities and towns.

According to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, public housing agencies that will receive funding include Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Narragansett, Newport, North Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick, Westerly and Woonsocket.

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Land Trust Days: a time for exploration

August 15, 2013

Grab a friend and get out and explore.

That’s the message the Rhode Island Land Trust Council is spreading through its Land Trust Days activities this year.

With more than 60 guided walks, events, and visits to scenic farms and green spaces, put on by Rhode Island’s 47 land trusts, there are ample opportunities to enjoy nature.

Rupert Friday, executive director of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council, said this year’s list of events is even better than last year’s.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The search for invasive species

August 9, 2013

A team of marine scientists and Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council staff conducted an aquatic invasive species survey at locations across the state this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Prism of Praise raises $14,000 during Allison Taylor memorial

August 9, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The community gospel choir Prism of Praise raised more than $14,000 for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence during the love offering for Allison Taylor on Saturday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deepwater Wind to withdraw application

August 5, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deepwater Wind will withdraw its application to bury a cable beneath Narragansett Town Beach at tonight's Narragansett Town Council meeting.

Deepwater and the Narragansett Town Council have been at odds regarding the cable, which would connect Block Island to the mainland.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Missing father and son found alive in Great Swamp

August 5, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - After more than 17 hours of searching, rescue crews located a 47-year-old man and his 12-year-old son Monday.

Darin Pierce and his son, Logan, disappeared Sunday after launching their 12-foot Zodiac inflatable raft from Taylor's Landing into the Chipuxet River around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The duo then planned to boat to Worden Pond, a three mile trip, where they were to meet Christine Pierce, Darin's wife and Logan's mother, at 4 p.m.

When Darin and Logan didn't arrive on time, Christine called South Kingstown Police at 6 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Camp Fuller in full summer sail

August 2, 2013

On Thursday, some happy campers enjoy some time on the water at Camp Fuller in South Kingstown.
For more than 125 years, Camp Fuller in South Kingstown has been a go-to place for kids ages 7 to 16 for summer resident camp.

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Kahan sentenced to 10 years in fatal DUI crash on Moonstone Beach Road

August 2, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Cranston man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence – death resulting in connection with a September accident in South Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deepwater Wind wins offshore lease auction with $3.8 million bid

August 2, 2013

Deepwater Wind won the nation’s first ever lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy development Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the auction for two parcels, totaling more than 164,000 acres, in BOEM’s Wind Energy Area on the Outer Continental Shelf roughly 17 miles south of Rhode Island between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An unlikely foe for Quonset Fast Ferry

August 2, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Deborah Kelso, executive director of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, voiced her opposition to the Quonset fast ferry proposal during a chamber meeting last week, according to Rhode Island Fast Ferry Owner Charles Donadio Jr.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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