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“Good time”law gets new look after House passes Tanzi bill

July 11, 2011

PROVIDENCE- The state will spend the next six months studying potential reforms to the law that allows prisoners time off their sentences for good behavior under a resolution sponsored by Rep. Teresa Tanzi and passed by the House of Representatives last week.

’Gansett rated as excellent

July 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council recently received and recognized the draft report of the 2011 Citizen Attitude Survey Report which was administered by the ETC Institute, a market research firm based out of Kansas. The town implemented the survey in order to gauge how citizens viewed the efficiency and quality of town services, and also to look to the future in making such services better.

Narragansett firefighters honored and promoted

July 9, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town of Narragansett honored a group of local firefighters Tuesday evening for their exceptional response and work in saving a stranded kayaker.

BREAKING NEWS: Narragansett Concert on the Beach rescheduled for Sat. July 9

July 8, 2011

The 35th Annual RI Philharmonic Concert on the Beach has been postponed from tonight to tomorrow night, Saturday, July 9th at 6 p.m. due to inclement weather. If you have any questions call Narragansett Parks and Recreation at 788-2568 or visit www.narragansettri.gov.

A beach without a bathhouse

July 8, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the last remaining pieces of the old beach pavilion at East Matunuck State Beach are trucked away this week, some beach goers are feeling disgruntled by the upheaval of their beach stay.
While East Matunuck beach lovers visit the state beach this summer they may be surprised to find less parking, no concession stand and only port-a-johns as construction of the new pavilion is underway up until next May 2012.

Hisa to close shop after a decade of creating beautiful floral art

July 8, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Customers walk in, coming and going, to discuss they day’s news and ask about which flowers are in season. Short, green stems are strewn about the tile floor. The phone rings and then rings again. As the afternoon sun shines upon the bonzai trees and ceramics painted with japanese characters, you meet the proprietor, Hisa Kaizumi, and notice an accent. You have just entered into Hisa’s Flowers.

Gist unveils environmental literacy program

July 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist held a talk recently about the adoption of a Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) which will be integrated into the curricula of schools state-wide. Gist has identified that teaching about environmental safety in the classroom is necessary for developing a well-rounded educational experience.

SK woman dies after injuries from Acela train mishap

July 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ruth Tomlin Gronneberg was awaiting her granddaughter’s arrival from New York on June 17 on the platform of the Kingston station. The wind was strong as the train zoomed by, knocking the 91-year old South Kingstown off her feet, her husband, Edward Gronneberg said.

SK Council calls on General Assembly to address pension reform

July 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the school committee deciding on how to reconfigure the school district and the state facing unfunded pension liabilities, the council agreed to contact local representatives and the school department to voice their concerns.

Music at Lily Pads offers top notch venue, acoustics and perfomers

July 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County presented its most recent Music at Lily Pads event on Saturday night, June 25. Singer and songwriter Vance Gilbert was the headlining act, and while he played his signature bluesy sounding folk songs, he entertained the crowd just as well with his stories, jokes and conversation.

 

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