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Narragansett resident Dr. Albert Alba wins RIDOC award

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Resident Dr. Albert Alba recently received the John J. Moran Award from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

Dr. Alba has worked for the DOC for nearly 25 years, where he works as a GED instructor. Alba received the award for his work as a member of the Division of Rehabilitative Services helping others to achieve their maximum potential on a daily basis. Some of the qualities expected of the recipient of this award include outstanding work performance, dedication, alertness, good communication skills, and the ability to motivate other staff members.

In nominating Alba for the award, coworkers spoke highly of his work.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI Fast Ferry hearing schedule remains suspended

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The procedural schedule regarding the application of Rhode Island Fast Ferry to operate a fast ferry between Quonset and Block Island is currently suspended.

The matter, which is before the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers for proper licensing, was previously suspended while the Superior Court determined whether Instrastate Navigation and Block Island Express qualified for intervener status.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education Exchange in transition

May 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Common Core Standards have not only brought a restructuring of the education program for students in traditional elementary, middle and high schools, but a total overhaul of the GED program.

The Education Exchange in Peace Dale has taken several steps in adapting to the new online program, including the installation of a computer workshop and ongoing training of the teaching staff.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cap’n Jack’s ups the ante

May 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the last 42 years the Piemonte family has been serving up New England shore dining hall seafood dishes like fish and chips and clam cakes and chowder along with homemade desserts at Cap’n Jack’s in East Matunuck. This year, they have upgraded the already popular local restaurant by hiring a creative new chef, expanding the menu and opening a brand new raw bar called The Saltmarsh, located in what once was a banquet facility on the left side of the Succotash Road venue.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Supreme Court to hear case regarding house built on wrong lot

May 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the case of the house that was built on the wrong lot in Narragansett.

The case of the Rose Nulman Park Foundation versus Robert Lamoureux dates back to 2011, when it was discovered the property, located at 1444 Ocean Road, was built on the incorrect lot after Lamoureux entered into a purchase agreement with a potential buyer who conducted a survey of the property, which revealed that it was built on a neighboring parcel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South County Museum opens for the season

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The South County Museum is opening for the season tomorrow, Saturday, May 3.

Museum Director Jim Crothers said this year the museum will have a new exhibit, as well as additions to existing exhibits and several special events for patrons to enjoy.

New this year is a collection of Kodak cameras donated by the family of Wakefield resident Charles H. Whaley Jr. Crothers said Whaley was an educational developer for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., and the collection includes more than 200 cameras by Eastman Kodak from the first Pocket Kodak introduced in 1895 through 1960s-era Instamatics.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tonight’s Taste of The Towers is a gourmand’s dream come true

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The annual Taste of The Towers returns this evening.

For the last 10 years, local caterers and restaurateurs have come to The Towers to provide delectable dishes for locals, event hosts, and foodies to sample.

Towers Coordinator Kate Vivian said some new caterers, including Wakefield-based Five 90 Catering and Gourmet Galley Catering of North Stonington, Conn., will be attending this year’s event in addition to the long-time attendees like Blackstone Caterers and Tom’s Market.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Iggy’s looking to expand in Narragansett

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House is looking to build a larger restaurant in Narragansett.

The planning board held a site review last week and approved the plans for the currently seasonal clam shack to move from 1157 Point Judith Road to a new location to be constructed at 1143 Point Judith Road.

By a vote of 3-0, planning board members Dr. Joseph O’Neill and John Hodnett were absent, the planning board recommended approval of the plan for a new and much larger Iggy’s to the zoning board. Community Development Director Michael DeLuca said the zoning board will hold a public hearing on the application later this month.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Callaghan to make a run at RI Senate

May 1, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Town Council President James Callaghan has announced he’ll run for a state Senate seat this November.

With current Sen. Dawson Hodgson’s announcement that he won’t run for re-election to represent District 35, which encompasses parts of Narragansett, South Kingstown, North Kingstown and East Greenwich, but will instead run for attorney general, Callaghan decided to seek election.

“I thought it was a good opportunity,” he said Thursday. “It’s not often that a seat like this comes available.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

An ever-changing facade

May 1, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A six-year tradition in Peace Dale has brought more than 40 large-scale murals to the side of the Dennis Moffit Painting building across from the Peace Dale Mill Complex.

Most of the murals, painted by local and “guest” artists, have signified the coming or going of important events or seasons in the town.

The most recent depicts a spring scene with the winter being symbolically rolled away in the form of a snowball.

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