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WAKEFIELD — While there are plenty of banking options in downtown Wakefield, Pawtucket Credit Union CEO George Charette hopes community members pay a visit to their new branch on Old Tower Hill Road.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is currently considering a campus-wide curfew to help curb the spread of new COVID-19 cases and prevent large student gatherings. 

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NARRAGANSETT – Nana’s Ice Cream and Gelato owner, Dianne Mann, who operates shops at two coastal locations throughout town, has always worried about super storms or other weather-related events that could affect the future of her business. She never expected a pandemic, however, to be the mo…

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CRANSTON – Bob Lancia, a Republican and Cranston native, is running for election to Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District – a seat held by longtime Democratic incumbent Jim Langevin. When asked what separates Lancia from his opponent, the former state representative, U.S. Navy Chaplain a…

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KINGSTON – This past year has been challenging, frustrating and at times, depressing for many of us, but even more so for older adults. In addition to facing increased health risks and safety concerns, many older adults are also battling a technological divide. 

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NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett 2100, an organization representing landlords and property owners in Narragansett, last month filed a complaint in Washington County Superior Court over the town’s recent passage of a new ordinance that would prohibit more than three college students living togethe…

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NARRAGANSETT – Candidates for Narragansett Town Council met virtually Wednesday night for a forum hosted by the Narragansett Pier Residents Association (NPRA) on a wide range of local topics, from the future of Boon Street to regrets about the library project that has divided town politics f…

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NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Elementary School (NES) was recently recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a distinction based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. NES joins 366…

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KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island has identified 67 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the past week and placed hundreds of students into isolation or quarantine.

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KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island welcomed back some of its best and brightest alumni on Wednesday, now working across a broad spectrum of roles in the healthcare field, to share stories from the frontlines of the pandemic.The Academic Health Collaborative, which encompasses the coll…

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NARRAGANSETT – The Town Council voted to amend its leasing agreement with Pier Liquors on Monday night, potentially providing the small business another decade in its current storefront location. 

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Six mile swim helps raise awareness for Narrow River

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN —  Some students will be returning to the classroom on Tuesday, though many others will continue with distance learning for the next few weeks as the district continues with its staggered re-entry plan.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Though their personal views on hunting may differ, Margie Bucheit of Coddington Way said her neighbors are all in agreement on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) expansion and revision of hunting laws at Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The application deadline came and went this week, but the town council has hopes of better engaging the community and answering tough financial questions before the next submission deadline in February. 

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NARRAGANSETT/SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Incumbent Teresa Tanzi is showing a significant lead in the early results of the Democratic Primary for Rhode Island Representative in District 34, which contains parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown. As of Thursday at noon, Tanzi had received 662 votes (6…

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NARRAGANSETT/SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is scaling back a recent pitch to permit hunting and fishing in the Chafee Wildlife Refuge after extensive public opposition to the proposal. The federal agency presented the changes earlier this week in finalized plans …

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On September 6, 2020 at approximately 5:35 p.m. Narragansett Police responded to a motor vehicle verses pedestrian crash on Kingstown Rd. west of the Boon St. intersection.  The pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.  The pedestrian has been id…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – A former member of the North Kingstown Town Council, Ellen Waxman, declared her candidacy for Rhode Island Senate District 36, (North Kingstown, Narragansett), citing the need to elect people who will bring “new ideas, new possibilities and new hope” at the sta…

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WAKEFIELD – On Aug. 15, 2019, Amy Beth Parravano lost the love of her life when her husband, Tony, 87, died of a massive heart attack while the duo was performing street theater on Main Street. Now approaching the one-year anniversary of Tony’s death, Amy Beth is looking to the future while …

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The water at Narragansett Town Beach was cleared yesterday after a fin sighting sent swimmers and surfers out of the ocean and into the sand. The fins turned out to be dolphins enjoying splashing through the warm water. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Anyone who has paid a visit to South Kingstown Town Beach in recent weeks wouldn’t have been able to miss the large, piling amounts of seaweed accumulating on the sand and in the water. 

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NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett recently approved the purchase of 10 new electronic trash and recycling receptacles in Galilee, which come with environmentally friendly features and other public benefits. Due to a grant recently secured by the town, the upgrade will come at virtually no cost to …

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NARRAGANSETT – COVID-19 has changed nearly all aspects of life this year, voting among them. The Town of Narragansett recently announced that it would be consolidating voting districts and polling places for the 2020 Primary Election, limiting voting locations to the North Beach Clubhouse, t…

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NARRAGANSETT – When restrictions around COVID-19 were first introduced, the staff at Camp Yawgoog, a scouting reservation in Rockville, knew a summer camp where large groups of Scouts intermingled daily through a wide range of outdoor activities would likely not be possible. In response, Sco…

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NARRAGANSETT – The fate of two town-owned properties in the Pier Marketplace will be decided by a referendum on the November ballot asking the electorate’s will on the usage of the spaces. The voters will decide if they want to see the 18,500-square-foot, former Belmont/IGA Marketplace build…

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NARRAGANSETT – The planning board on Wednesday unanimously recommended that the town council reject a proposed new law that would further limit the number of college students renting a dwelling together, stating that the draft ordinance was out of line with the town’s comprehensive plan and …

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Due to prolonged dry weather conditions and heavy consumer demand, on Tuesday Suez Water Rhode Island and the Towns of Narragansett and South Kingstown are now under a full outdoor water ban.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Every year, a wide pool of incredible, local seniors apply for the Friends of South Kingstown Parks and Recreation scholarship, but this year’s recipient had a longer and deeper resume than most, according to Recreation Commission Chair David Palazzetti. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — By this time next year, South Kingstown residents could be consuming more renewable energy and paying less on their electricity bill. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The University of Rhode Island welcomed back one of its most notable alumna’s earlier this month to take part in a newly established lecture series. CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour, ’83, took park in a virtual discussion with students, faculty and fellow …

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — After much anticipation and concern on the part of families and students, Superintendent Linda Savastano presented a first draft of the district’s re-entry plans on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of what school might look like in the fall.