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Nixon appointed director of RI Sea Grant

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A longtime faculty member at the University of Rhode Island was recently appointed as director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program.

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Assessing water quality in Rhode Island

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—Although Rhode Island is aptly named ‘The Ocean State’ in regards to being home to the largest deep water bay on the East Coast, as well as its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the state’s water system is much more complex than we often think. Numerous streams, reservoirs, lakes and rivers cut through the landscape, and underground wells provide drinking water for much of the western and southern parts of the state.

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Beaches dealing with infestation of bug-like critters

July 18, 2013

Those seeking relief from the heat this week with a cool ocean swim, may find themselves sharing the refreshing waters with some bug-like critters.

The bugs have been spotted at beaches from Middletown to Westerly, including at the south end of Scarborough State Beach.

The critters are crustacean isopods, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Management.

She said the typically infest marine waters, but do not bite and are not considered a human pest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Superintendent Stringfellow gets contract extension

July 12, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee recently voted 5-1 to extend Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow’s contract through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The vote was taken in an executive session ahead of the June 25 work session on graduation rates and requirements and was reported at the start of the session, Maureen Cotter, school committee chair confirmed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett resident wins prestigious VFW award

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett resident and avid volunteer John E. O’Hara was recently presented the Department of Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriotic Award for his involvement with countless councils and community organizations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Illegal parking: a summertime headache in Galilee

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Galilee Advisory Committee tackled the issue of illegal parking in Galilee during Tuesday’s meeting.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management liaison, Larry Mouradjian, stated that despite the recent discussion with Interim Town Manager Rich Kerbel at the previous meeting, parking is still an issue at Galilee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NFIP reform may impact coastal residents

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program may soon begin to affect property owners throughout the state.
Changes to the program were discussed at a stakeholder meeting Wednesday for those involved and interested in the Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI Master Gardeners hosting tour

July 12, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners Association will be hosting Rhode Island’s only statewide garden tour on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. The rain or shine tour will include 35 private and public gardens that have been maintained by master gardeners and will be opened from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI terminates lease with Paideia to construct amphitheater

July 10, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island recently terminated a lease agreement with the Hellenic Society Paideia to construct a Hellenic cultural center and outdoor amphitheater on the university’s Kingston campus.
On June 11, Robert A. Weygand, URI’s vice president of administration and finance, sent a letter to Ilias Tomazos, president of Paideia, advising him of the termination of the ground lease.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Food truck nights may be coming to South Kingstown

July 10, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The popular food truck nights held twice weekly in Narragansett could soon be coming to South Kingstown.
South Kingstown Town Council Vice President Carol Hagan McEntee requested at the council meeting Monday that Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred look into the feasibility of holding weekly spring and summer food truck nights at the South Kingstown Town Beach and/or Marina Park.

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