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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond all impacted by storm

November 2, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, Hurricane Sandy, dubbed by many as “Frankenstorm,” wreaked havoc on Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and the whole of Rhode Island.

Southern Rhode Island felt the brunt of the storm, as many were still without power Wednesday afternoon.
“As of right now, about 65 percent of the town is without power,” said Ron MacDonald, Hopkinton’s Emergency Management director.

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CRMC works to assess extent of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

November 2, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will have much work to do in the upcoming days after Hurricane Sandy. From insurance claims to rebuilding the coastline, both state agencies will be assessing damages and communicating with local governments regarding areas such as Matunuck Beach and the Narragansett Pier area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Main Street businesses contend with power outage in SK

November 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As of Thursday morning, power remained out for the businesses and properties along Main Street and High Street in downtown Wakefield. While National Grid has been working throughout the day and night hours to restore power, business owners have been doing their best to preserve product and cope with the issues associated with a prolonged power outage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chafee, state officials tour south coast to assess damage

November 2, 2012

WESTERLY—Governor Lincoln Chafee addressed the media Tuesday afternoon after taking a tour of the towns on Rhode Island’s southern coast hit by Hurricane Sandy. Having visited Narragansett Pier in the morning, Chafee then traveled to assess the damage at locations such as the Charlestown Breach way and Misquamicut Beach.

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