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September 2, 2011

It's only a few days after Tropical Storm Irene but residents are still feeling its affects. In today's paper find out how parents in South Kingstown are feeling after school was delayed one week and how area businesses coped with the power loss. Also, read about how the Union Firefighters made the damage from the storm less than what it could have been.

Pick up a copy of Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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Surfrider looks at problem of plastic pollution in our oceans

September 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Seventy percent of the world's surface is covered by ocean, and only ten percent has been explored. There are deep trenches and reefs, alongside small, remote islands which are unknown, including the habitats that surround them. Yet even in parts of the ocean which humans themselves have not touched, mankind's presence still pervades in the form of plastics.

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Surfers see Irene as a wave of opportunity

September 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The fog hung low, hugging the waves at Narragansett Town Beach as they grew larger by the hour. Hurricane Irene was on its way, but for the surfers and sea kayakers, this day was better than any to have some real fun.

"We're taking a break right now, but we are going to go back at the waves," said Ryan Fotit of Belchertown, Massachusetts. "We come here all the time, and got in the waves today at 12 p.m."

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August 31, 2011

This past weekend Tropical Storm Irene spun through South County, knocking over trees, bringing down power lines and putting thousands in the dark. This Wednesday's The Narragansett Times will have photos of the storm as it wreaked havoc and information on the aftermath of the storm. Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times!

 

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Breaking News: South Kingstown Schools has been canceled for Thursday, Sept. 1

August 31, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - School in South Kingstown has been canceled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 1. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 6. The original first day of school was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, but has been postponed due to low hanging wires remaining in several areas of the town after Tropical Storm Irene hit Rhode Island Sunday.

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Breaking News: South Kingstown Schools cancelled Wednesday, Aug. 31.

August 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The first day of school for South Kingstown Schools is cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 31 due to low hanging wires remaining in several areas of the town. School officials say they want to transport students safely. The original start date for schools was Monday, Aug. 29, but it was postponed until Tuesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Irene.

The Times will keep you informed as to when school will start.

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The Calm Before the Storm: Matunuck residents evacuate

August 29, 2011

 


SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Early Friday morning Matunuck Beach Road residents awoke to the inevitable.

 

Winds of 105 mph across the East Coast. A flood watch with five to 10 inches of rainfall expected. Strong, damaging gusts along with coastal flooding. A storm surge striking at high tide.

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Hurricane Irene: As she hits

August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene has hit Narragansett and the southern Rhode Island coast as a tropical storm as of 9 a.m. Giant waves struck exposed, low-lying areas such as Black Point, and Scarborough State Beach is entirely inaccessible.

For continuing coverage of Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, stay with The Narragansett Times.

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Hurricane Watch: Update state beach closures

August 27, 2011

Update from the Department of Environmental Management: State parks, beaches and management areas will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 28 due to expected arrival of Hurricane Irene.

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The Calm Before the Storm

August 27, 2011

Rhode Islanders enjoy one last beach day, though a foggy one, before the storm hits at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett on Saturday morning at 11. The beach has not closed yet, but Beach Manager Chris Carty said the Department of Environmental Management has restricted swimming to in front of the pavilion.

"We're using our own discretion until we hear from the town," Carty said.

The Narragansett Times will keep you up to date on the latest Hurricane Irene news.

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