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Mock DUI event for prom season

May 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On Friday, South Kingstown Police, the Union Fire District and South Kingstown EMS collaborated for a drunk driving accident simulation in hopes that they won’t have to repeat the process in a real-life scenario over prom weekend.

The accident, hosted at Prout for a group of juniors and seniors, involved three Prout students: Ian O’Donnell, the “drunk driver” and Lindsey Tarbox and Josh Moniz, the “couple.”

A car, donated by the Union Fire District, was driven slowly into a tree and then occupied by the three students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett Town Council approves increases in fines associated with public behavior

May 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council unanimously approved an increase in fines Monday for such offenses as disturbing the peace, urinating or defecating in public, and public consumption of alcohol.

Town Manger Pamela Nolan indicated to the council that the proposed increase in fines is meant to deter the “unwelcomed behavior that is often associated with parties.”

The fines have been adjusted as follows:

Disturbing the peace – previously a $100, changed to a $200 minimum fine with a $500 maximum fine.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Off campus URI block party gets out of hand

May 7, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – An estimated 800 to 1,000 partygoers attended a block party in the Eastward Look neighborhood of Narragansett on Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 3 p.m., Narragansett police were called to Greene Lane for a report of a disturbance and parties at two residences on the street. Police Chief Dean Hoxsie told the Narragansett Town Council Monday that the road then filled in behind the officers who were on the call.

“Literally behind their back, the street filled with people,” Hoxsie said. “So we called in the cavalry.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Weekend seminar focuses on dangers of and research on Lyme Disease

May 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE - The Downtown Marriott in Providence will host the Columbia University and Lyme Disease Association Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Conference this Friday and Saturday to educate the public and health practitioners on the dangers of and research on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

“We have 21 speakers from across the country and one from Germany. They’re all pretty much experts on the subject,” said Pat Smith of the National Lyme Disease Association. “They will be discussing things such as vaccines, prevention and testing.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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