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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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