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Artifact Gallery to host art show and open house on Saturday, Aug. 16

August 15, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Artifact Gallery and Seating Arrangement Upholstery in Peace Dale is hosting an art show and open house on Saturday, August 16. The event, running rom 5 to 9 p.m., will feature work from 11 artists of different media forms such as painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. The gallery is located at 1181 Kingstown Road in Peace Dale.

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South Kingstown family targeted in home invasion

August 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A South Kingstown family was held at gunpoint, bound and robbed on Sunday on Moorsefield Road in a targeted attempt by the two male perpetrators to acquire the marijuana that was growing legally in the house.
According to police, the suspects arrived on the scene through the backyard and approached the adult male victim and his two children at gunpoint. The adult male was struck in the back of the head and forced into the residence where he was bound with zip ties to prevent escape.

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Peace Dale man stabbed during Narragansett Indian Pow Wow

August 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – A 37-year-old Peace Dale resident was stabbed in the chest and seriously injured at the 339th annual Narragansett Indian Pow Wow.
At 10:37 p.m. on Saturday night, Tribal Police contacted the Charlestown Police Department requesting a rescue vehicle for the victim, Andrew Smith, who was stabbed near his heart during an alleged altercation on Tribal Grounds. According to Charlestown Police, Smith was transported to South County Hospital, was stabilized and then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital’s Trauma Center, as the stab wound damaged his left lung.

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Injured hawk almost fully recovered

August 13, 2014

WESTERLY—A Red Tail Hawk which was badly injured at the Johnston Landfill is almost at a full recovery, according to officials involved in its rehabilitation. Phoenix, as the bird is aptly named, was severely burned last fall when it flew into methane flares from stacks at the Johnston Landfill.

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Fundraiser held for Ousterhout

August 13, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – In light of the recent suspension and termination of former Director of Public Works David Ousterhout and his upcoming appeal of the decision, Charles Ted Wright, also known as “Mr. Narragansett” and several friends hosted a fundraiser on Monday evening to raise money for the former DPW’s legal fees. Ousterhout was suspended and eventually fired earlier this year by Town Manager Pamela Nolan. Specific details as to the reason for the suspension and termination have not yet been revealed to the public.

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Canvassing board outlines voting deadlines, procedures

August 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With primary elections for local government positions just around the corner, the town canvassing board is working to spread the word about voting deadlines and procedures, including the voter identification protocol that will be fully phased in during this election.
Hours after a special trip to a local nursing home to explain voter ID procedures, the canvassing board held a meeting during which the ballot questions, mail ballot applications, and list of poll workers were approved.

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80-year summer camp tradition with BSFD

August 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Bonnet Shores Fire District Summer Day Camp at the Bonnet Community Center is celebrating its 80th year. Run by Fire District Manager Erin Rooney with daughter and Camp Director Katie Rooney, numerous generations of children within the district from ages four to 12 have been enjoying this summer tradition for years.

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Rabid fox attacks two near YMCA

August 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Wednesday, police were dispatched to Albro Lane in South Kingstown for reports of a fox, assumed rabid, attacking an occupied motor vehicle.

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Discover unique places in Rhode Island during Land Trust Days

August 11, 2014

The seven-week campaign to bring attention and visibility to Rhode Island Land Trusts kicks off tomorrow, bringing outdoor family activities (most of which are free) to protected, land-trust owned areas in the state.
Spanning from inner cities to the forest, Rhode Island Land Trust Days offers opportunities for residents and visitors to the Ocean State to discover new places and meet new people through events like guided walks, scavenger hunts, farm tours, kayak trips, storytelling, barbeques, geocaching and storytelling.

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URI professors present 12-year study of Ocean Tides

August 6, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two University of Rhode Island professors have broken ground in the study of juvenile delinquents through a thorough investigation of the present and past students of the Ocean Tides school in Narragansett, an alternative learning center for boys who would otherwise be in a training school or prison.

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