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WARWICK — Gov. Dan McKee helped to remove one of the biggest barriers to higher education last week, offering a brighter future to graduating high school students all across the state. 

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RHODE ISLAND – Life in the Ocean State has begun to resume some sense of normalcy, though there is still some question about what the college experience will look like for students attending school in Rhode Island this fall. 

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NARRAGANSETT — Narragansett High School (NHS) will infuse its English-Language Arts (ELA) curriculum with new learning materials unanimously approved by the school committee at the Wednesday night meeting. The new package from myPerspectives, a grades 9-12 curriculum, includes teacher licens…

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NARRAGANSETT – Since the pandemic brought about widespread lockdowns, town council and other government meetings have been broadcast over video communication platform Zoom, prompting wider participation and greater access to local government. As new cases of COVID-19 sharply decline and the …

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With a high vaccination rate and new cases of COVID-19 significantly decreasing, Rhode Island is preparing for life beyond the pandemic, and one local brewery has pledged assistance in letting the good times roll. As the summer begins and the state starts to lift most restr…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Town Manager Rob Zarnetske announced plans to resign his post on Tuesday after reportedly falling out of favor with the majority of the town council. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rhode Island will retain its two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, newly released data from the 2020 census shows. According to the decennial survey, there are 1,097,379 people living in the Ocean State, defying estimates of a shrinking population.

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NARRAGANSETT — Thanks to an upcoming virtual event hosted by the GFWC Women’s Club of South County, participants can dive into the recent publications of local and regional novelists while giving back to the community. Now in its 21st year, the Club’s major fundraiser, the annual Book and Au…

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NARRAGANSETT – Contending that The Lighthouse Inn, located at 307 Great Island Road, has fallen into a state of disrepair, the Narragansett Town Council recently requested an investigation from the RI Attorney General’s Office into a possible intentional breach of the lease agreement between…

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The Narragansett High School football team finished out an undefeated regular season in style last week with a 42-0 victory over Scituate, securing the program’s first unbeaten campaign since 2003. 

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NARRAGANSETT – Hoping to make ground on campaign promises and the lack of local affordable housing stock, the town council on Monday unanimously approved the establishment of an affordable housing collaborative committee. The motion’s co-sponsor, town council president pro tem Susan Cicillin…

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PROVIDENCE — On Monday, vaccine eligibility expanded to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, marking the largest age demographic vaccines against COVID-19 have been available to since the state’s rollout.

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PROVIDENCE – The Attorney General’s Office recently ordered the release of internal affairs (IA) reports detailing police misconduct and neglect of duty, among other complaints, from the Narragansett Police Department (NPD), finding that the department had violated the Access to Public Recor…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In less than two weeks time, community members will have finally answered the question of whether the high school will stay or go, but until then, tensions continue to run high.

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NARRAGANSETT – Citing both national and statewide studies, along with a survey sent out to parents within the district, the Narragansett School Committee Wednesday night unanimously approved a later start time for Narragansett High School (NHS). The change will take effect at the beginning o…

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WAKEFIELD — Seeing an opportunity to expand its philanthropic efforts beyond Washington County, the Rotary Club of Wakefield recently made a large donation of food products to assist hungry families in Providence. The group sponsored the purchase of nutritious food supplements from Edesia, a…

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NARRAGANSETT – With members citing a lack of parking in the pier and congestion during the busy summer season, the town council in a recent split vote approved a motion to direct town staff to review a 2011 parking study of the area and provide recommendations to the council to increase park…

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NARRAGANSETT — The town council recently unanimously awarded the contract for the design of converting the former Belmont building in the Pier Marketplace into a new public library. The selected firm, HBM Architects, based in Cleveland, OH, submitted the winning bid at $354,280. 

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NARRAGANSETT – The town has put forward a FY 2022 budget of $63,873,795, an expenditure plan that will still need to be vetted and approved by the town council before passage. The main drivers of the proposed budget are allocation to schools, salaries and benefits for town employees and capi…

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NARRAGANSETT — On Monday night, the Narragansett town council approved a pair of motions seeking to fill vacancies for the positions of town clerk and parks and recreation director. The move comes as Theresa Donovan, town clerk, and Steven Wright, parks and recreation director, announced the…

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KINGSTON – From the early winter of 1692 to the spring of 1693, 19 people accused of witchcraft, most of them women, were executed in Salem, Mass. Drawing from the paranoia of the Salem witch trials and its aftermath, a new student short film from the University of Rhode Island (URI) will ex…