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Historical Society unveils plans for Narragansett 125th

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Historical Society plans to celebrate the town’s 125th anniversary by presenting various historical events at The Towers on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The first event is the performance of the major scene and of the soliloquy from the opera “William Sprague and His Women.” This event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and focuses on the history of Col. William Sprague and his wife, Kate Chase. The scenes will also include various educational facts of Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

No cages necessary at The Gnarly Dog

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Motivated by her love of animals and passion to make a difference, University of Rhode Island graduate Jaclyn Beauregard held the grand opening Thursday for her new business–The Gnarly Dog.

According to Beauregard, The Gnarly Dog is a cage free doggy daycare where dogs can enjoy hours of off leash play while the owners are away. The facility offers both indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Fire destroys home on Columbia Street

August 29, 2013

Update: The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal's office said Thursday that the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by the "improper disposal of smoking materials."

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A fire destroyed the upper two floors of a home on Columbia Street Saturday afternoon.

According to Union Fire District Chief Robert Perry, crews were called to 25 Columbia St. at 3:37 p.m. Upon arrival, Perry said they found the second and third floor attic engulfed in flame with heavy black smoke emanating from the structure.

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CRMC affirms denial of Champlin’s Marina BI expansion

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — Champlin’s Marina on Block Island lost its second round with the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), when the council upheld its 2011 decision Monday to deny Champlin’s application for docking expansion.

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Zoning board grants permission for Lamoureux to move Ocean Road home

August 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board recently granted permission to the owner of an Ocean Road home, built in error on the neighboring property, to move the home to its proper location.

Following a public hearing in May and decision approving the move in June, the zoning board sent notification dated Aug. 14 to Robert Lamoureux, the owner of 1440 Ocean Road, indicating that he would be permitted to move the home pending Coastal Resources Management Council approval.

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Morris resigns from SK school committee

August 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown School member Liz Morris officially resigned Tuesday.

Morris, who was absent at Tuesday’s meeting, sent a letter of resignation, dated Aug. 9, to the committee stating that she would be moving out of state.

Maureen Cotter, committee chair, read the letter aloud during the meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter man dies in Bonnet Shores house fire

August 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- A house located at 21 Algonquin Road in Narragansett caught fire Friday night, causing the death of one Exeter resident.

The Narragansett Fire Department stated that Daniel C. Bresnahan, 52, was pronounced dead at South County Hospital Friday night.

According to the spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Health, Andrea Bagnall Degos, the Office of State Medical Examiners stated that the cause of death was soot and smoke inhalation.

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United Water proposing rate increase for SK, Narragansett customers

August 22, 2013

United Water customers in South Kingstown and Narragansett could soon see an increase in their monthly water bills.

United Water Rhode Island filed an application for rate relief last week with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission to increase the typical residential customer bill by approximately $10.30 per month – or 34 cents per day.

The request is based on $5.7 million in water system investments “designed to improve water supply, system resiliency, water quality, infrastructure reliability and fire protection,” according to United Water.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New assistant principal takes the helm at Prout

August 22, 2013

WAKEFIELD - A new assistant principal, David Flaherty, is joining The Prout School this year.

Education is the family business for Flaherty and he is continuing the tradition.

Flaherty said his parents were both professors. His father worked at Providence College, which Flaherty attended, and his mother worked at the University of Rhode Island. He said he also has several aunts and uncles in education, in addition to two of his sisters. His wife is also a guidance counselor at East Greenwich High School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Times reader interviews ‘Guy the Rock Guy’

August 16, 2013

The rock formations near the Coast Guard House in Narragansett have been admired by locals and tourists for years. The photos and story were submitted by Times reader Michael Bottari.

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