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URI Kingston campus remains a hub for RIPTA

March 1, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Representatives of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) met with local citizens, environmentalists and department heads from surrounding communities in public forum Tuesday to present its Comprehensive Operational Analysis, the first comprehensive study of its kind conducted in review of the agency.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beach lot cleanup, restoration underway

March 1, 2013

Ceasrine says all useable sand and cobble will be returned to the dunes area
NARRAGANSETT - Beach parking lot clean-up and restoration efforts commenced on Monday morning as workers from the Narragansett Department of Public Works began removing asphalt and debris from the sand mounds piled high in town beach parking lots.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chinese New Year celebration in Kingston

March 1, 2013

KINGSTON—Living near a big college campus has its advantages, especially if someone is interested in exploring cultures and languages different from their own.
This past weekend at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston was no different.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier council hears testimony on changes to Land Use Plan

February 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Public hearing opened at Tuesday evening’s town council meeting with members considering a request by Gilbane Corporation for text and mapping changes to the Narragansett Pier Urban Renewal Zoning District regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mews Tavern looks to revamp kitchen area

February 22, 2013

SK Zoning Board approves special use permit for addition

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Mews Tavern on Main Street in Wakefield is renovating. Again.
The South Kingstown Zoning Board approved a special use permit for the Mews to construct a 12-foot by 14-foot addition to the southeast corner of the building, where the restaurant’s owner, Dan Rubino, said they plan to build a new kitchen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unemployed workers sought to repair damages from Sandy

February 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Several state agencies are seeking unemployed workers to help repair facilities in South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown and Westerly that sustained damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks amendments to CRMC erosion draft

February 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of South Kingstown would like to make several amendments to the proposed experimental coastal erosion control rules for Matunuck and Misquamicut.
The Coastal Resources Management Council will hold a public workshop March 7 to review the working draft of the experimental coastal erosion control rules, first proposed in October.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

One Billion Rising to end violence against women

February 22, 2013

KINGSTON - URI students came together and showed off their dance moves on Valentine’s Day to help spread awareness to end violence against women as part of the worldwide One Billion Rising movement.

Dance parties, rallies and performances were held in more than 194 countries as part of a campaign that Eva Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," started to raise awareness.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ogletree's visit to Kingston kicks off Black History Month celebrations

February 12, 2013

KINGSTON – The renowned Dr. Charles Ogletree, professor and director of The Houston Institute of Harvard Law School, kicked off Black History Month celebrations at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.

Ogletree discussed post-racial America in the age of President Barack Obama, who was a student of Ogletree’s during his time at Harvard Law School, before a standing room only crowd comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town sorting out Middlebridge property issues

February 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — The town council met with the Land Conservancy Trust this past Monday to further discuss the issues surrounding the Eddy/Middlebridge property. Purchased in August 2012 by the town for $1.4 million, progress in creating a concrete direction for the properties at 94 and 95 Middlebridge Road has been slow going, namely because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy in October and the election of a new council in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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