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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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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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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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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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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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Kerbel contract approved by council

February 11, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - At a special meeting of the Narragansett Town Council on Wednesday evening, the council addressed the contract negotiated and submitted by attorneys for the town and its candidate for interim manager, Richard Kerbel of North Kingstown. In a meeting that lasted less than an hour, the council approved entry into the contract in a 3-2 vote that mirrored that of Monday evening’s contentious discussion on the same matter.

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Gist warns schools to comply with BEP

February 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In a strongly worded letter sent to Rhode Island’s school superintendents on Friday, Education Commissioner Deborah Gist warned that the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) would take severe action against any district using seniority, job fairs or “bumping” to assign, keep or lay off teachers.

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Town manager debacle continues

February 11, 2013

Richard Kerbel named interim Narragansett Town Manager
NARRAGANSETT - Monday evening’s meeting of the Narragansett Town Council was reminiscent of a political filibuster as residents lined up at the podium to voice opinion and concerns regarding the town’s inability to find a permanent candidate for the position of town manager. On the agenda and centermost to contention in the standing room only council chambers was a motion to appoint Richard Kerbel as interim manager. In a hotly debated three to two decision, the town council voted to approve Kerbel for the position.

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Native Amercian newborn swaddled in heritage

February 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A baby girl, born at South County Hospital Monday night, was taken home on a traditional Native American cradleboard Wednesday.
The girl, Nizhoni Jean Spears, born to Endawnis and Cassius Spears, Jr., of Ashaway, was swaddled and laced into the cradleboard, or “awéé t’saal” in Navajo, a tradition stemming from her Navajo and Narragansett heritage.
Each aspect of the cedar cradleboard, the same one that was used for the baby’s mother, is symbolic.
Edawnis’ mother, Gloria Moore, of Oklahoma, explained the significance.

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