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Pier Middle School roof repairs underway

March 29, 2013

Recent spat of heavy weather responsible for damage to school

NARRAGANSETT - High winds and heavy rains created more grief for the town’s facilities team earlier this month, as the most recent ration of foul weather delivered another costly blow, tearing a large portion of the Narragansett Pier Middle School roof away from its bearings.
“When it started, we don’t know,” Gary F. Minett, facilities director, said at last week’s school committee meeting. “The last big wind storm we had caused the roof to come apart. It is a rubber roof that is glued to the insulation underneath. The glue held and the storm tore the insulation out.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April fundraiser to help local family

March 29, 2013

Justin ‘Judd’ McGill benefit takes place Saturday, April 6 at Mettatuxet Yacht Club

NARRAGANSETT - Justin McGill woke up on a Friday morning in February and headed for the YMCA for an early morning swim - a routine he had become accustomed to as part of his weekly workouts that included swimming, biking, running and yoga. The 41-year-old Narragansett resident, husband, and father of three, didn’t have any inclination as to what was to come.
“I felt fine,” said McGill. “I got to the Y and swam early. Sometimes I go at 5 a.m. I had just finished 10 100-meter sets and was doing some fin work under water. I felt a strange sensation in my chest.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

West Kingston Village study unveiled

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town of South Kingstown has received a $40,000 grant from the state for the planning of West Kingston Village, Vincent Murray, the town’s director of planning, announced Tuesday.
Members of the South Kingstown community convened at West Kingston Elementary School Tuesday for the West Kingston Village Study, during which experts presented a village study and residents provided input on their community.

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RI public college tuition up 27 percent over last five years

March 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s public colleges have increased tuition over the last five years in an effort to help make up for lost state revenue, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Green Hill Beach Club succumbs to Sandy

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After barely surviving Hurricane Sandy, the Green Hill Beach Club collapsed Thursday.
The club, originally built in 1961, was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in the late 1970s. Facilities were continually updated over the past decade until Sandy left the elevated clubhouse standing on two support pilings.

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A legacy to Narragansett High School althletics program

March 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - When Narragansett High School alumnus, Todd Meleney, embarked on his journey to donate more than $100,000 to the Narragansett High School gymnasium project more than two years ago, he didn’t see his request to honor his lifetime friend and fellow classmate, Chad O’Brien as an obstacle or deterrent to bringing a new and improved gymnasium to the children of the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Prout student steps out wearing SNOX

March 11, 2013

WAKEFIELD – After developing a blood clot in her arm, a student at The Prout School in Wakefield was inspired to develop her own way of giving back.

Makena Masterson, a 16-year-old junior, was hospitalized with a four-inch blood clot in the summer of 2011 at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif.

She said her experience staying on the hematology floor changed her, as she saw children who were much more sick than she was.

“I was the only patient on the floor with hair,” she said. “I realized how lucky I was.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Taste bud temptation: Narragansett Restaurant Week underway

March 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Restaurant Week in Narragansett is always a treat for the locals and the 2013 version is no exception. Presented by the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event runs through Sunday, March 10, and features specially priced three course menus from 28 South County restaurants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Entertainment restrictions, liquor licenses discussed for Pier eateries

March 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Liquor licenses and entertainment restrictions were the topic of discussion at Monday night’s town council meeting with three area eateries requesting liquor license approval. Cool Beans, the Bike Stop Café and The Break, to be opened at 1200 Ocean Road, were on the agenda in anticipation of public hearing. All hearings were scheduled for the council’s April 15 meeting of the council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meetings scheduled regarding hospital sale

March 1, 2013

WESTERLY - The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday that they will hold public informational meetings later this month concerning the proposed sale of Westerly Hospital to Lawrence & Memorial Corporation.
The public is invited to attend the public informational meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at the Westerly Middle School, 10 Sandy Hill Road, Westerly. Public comment will be accepted during the scheduled public informational meetings.

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