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Sandy will claim two of the five cottages on Browning's Beach

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Seventy-four years later, the devastation that resulted from the Hurricane of 1938 is still apparent in parts of Rhode Island. Pieces of foundations of old homes that once lined East Beach in Westerly poke through the sand. The Category 3 storm tore though dozens of Victorian-era cottages, which once sat proudly along southern Rhode Island’s shoreline, except for the five cottages on Browning’s Beach in Matunuck.

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Casey's closing after 30 years; will reopen in 2013

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 30 years an iconic Wakefield restaurant is closing its doors and changing hands.

Casey’s Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road is closing Dec. 16.

New co-owners Charlie Samaras and Jamie Laplume plan to renovate the space and turn it into Rare Steak and Fish, a combination of a steakhouse and seafood restaurant.

“It happened very quickly, over a matter of three weeks,” Charlie Samaras said Thursday of his recent acquisition of the restaurant.

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RI Climate Change Commission releases 2011-12 progress report

November 30, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Climate Change Commission, established in 2010 through legislation to reduce the risks of climate change across the state, has released its 2011-12 progress report. The 38-page document outlines the overall mission of the commission in assessing the state’s and municipalities’ needs in order to mitigate the present and future impacts of climate change.

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Newly elected SK officials sworn in

November 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The newly elected members of the South Kingstown Town Council and the South Kingstown School Committee were sworn in Monday night at the town hall.

The members of the town council, Ella Whaley, Margaret Healy, Carol Hagan McEntee, Jim O’Neill and Paul Donnelly took their oaths and will each serve a two-year term.

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Dept. of Health cites Bayview Pharmacy for state law violation

November 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Department of Health recently found that Bayview Pharmacy on Tower Hill Road has been compounding medications in violation of state law and ordered it to stop doing so immediately.

When Bayview Pharmacy was unable to produce an environmental test result from its sterile room at a follow-up inspection Nov. 13, the Department of Health ordered Bayview to temporarily cease production of sterile medications until an outside company retests the sterile room and the Department of Health reviews the results.

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Pier council, school committee members take oath

November 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - On Monday evening, a full audience watched at Town Hall as the new Narragansett Town Council and School Committee members were sworn into their positions. After the swearing, the new council members sat down to conduct their first pieces of business, including listening to the public in open forum for the first time and approving the consent agenda.

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Working together the theme for South Kingstown winners

November 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-It appears the challenges newly elected local politicians face in the coming years include working harmoniously together for the benefit of South Kingstown, and of course, the budget.

Echoing his campaign theme for general assembly, Spencer Dickinson said he wants to focus on changing the ‘business as usual’ feel within Rhode Island’s statehouse.

“We are not at the point where we can solve problems. We have to change the way we do things first,” said Rep. Dickinson, who was re-elected on Tuesday.  

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New faces in Narragansett

November 13, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—In a night that was marked by constant vigilance by televisions screens and websites, checking for election results on the national and state levels, Narragansett came out with a number of new faces on the town council and familiar ones remaining in the Senate and House races.

Three new members were voted to the Narragansett Town Council, which will meet next on November 19. James Callaghan was the top vote getter with 3,404 votes, or 14.6 percent. Traditionally, the candidate who captures the most votes is named as council president.

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Early morning voters greeted with wrong ballots in West Kingston

November 6, 2012

WEST KINGSTON-Voters had difficulty submitting ballots at West Kingston Elementary School early yesterday when trying to cast their votes for the 2012 election. Voting was stopped after the polls opened at 7 a.m. when poll workers noticed the ballots were incorrect and meant for North Kingstown. Although seven voters received the wrong ballots, their votes were voided and not cast. The school received the correct ballots and opened for voting at 9 a.m. South Kingstown Representative for General Assembly, Spencer E. Dickinson was less than pleased about the voting mishap.

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CRMC continues decision on development of Native American site

November 2, 2012


PROVIDENCE—The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) continued its decision on October 22 regarding the future development of a neighborhood on the Native American site behind Salt Pond Plaza in Narragansett. . The developer, Downing/Salt Pond Partners, has been attempting to complete their 67-acre housing project behind Salt Pond Plaza since 1992 and subsequently encountered delays when the archaeological site, dated to the 1300s, was discovered.

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