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PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council, today urged the state to create a CARES Act-funded grant program and a state-guaranteed loan strategy to help compensate small businesses that have been most financially impacted by COVID-19. Lt. …

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After hearing new information from the town engineer and continued concerns from community members on Monday night, the town council voted in favor of adding new stop signs to Middlebridge Road.

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NARRAGANSETT – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the spring, and municipalities look for ways to adapt and bolster hurting revenue lines in this fiscal year’s pending operating budgets, the Narragansett Town Council is considering an increase in the annual rental registration fee for l…

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NARRAGANSETT – Following up on wanting to improve students’ mathematics comprehension in the wake of last year’s Rhode Island Common Assesment System’s scores, the school committee recently unanimously approved the purchase of mathematics materials that will impact a variety of grade levels.…

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NARRAGANSETT – For over two decades, the GFWC (Global Federation of Women’s Clubs) Women’s Club of South County (WCSC) has provided local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations a boost with monies generated at its annual book and author luncheon fundraiser. Now, with COVID-19 forcing new health a…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Unlike any other graduating class before them, this year’s seniors won’t be able run out of school on their last day, bust out their best moves at prom or march together at graduation. 

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Narragansett High School Theatre students will host a virtual cabaret fundraiser on Youtube on May 30. Proceeds from the event will fund future theatrical productions and scholarships for graduating students. To donate, please visit showtix4u.com and search "Narragansett HS." 

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PROVIDENCE - Small businesses that are struggling to reopen with new health and safety regulations can get assistance in procuring essential items in the near future. Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that starting next week, small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can access one mo…

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NARRAGANSETT – It has been nearly two months since Governor Gina Raimondo closed all public schools in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, a decision that saw districts across the state rapidly shift to a virtual learning experience for students. At the end of April, Raimondo announced…

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NARRAGANSETT – The town council got its first official look at the proposed FY 2021 budget Monday night, which the finance department and town manager James Tierney presented for a total of $62.3 million. The figure marks about a $1.3 increase over last year’s adopted budget of $60.9 million…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two months after requesting a meeting with the School Building Committee, the Recreation Commission was finally awarded the chance to share its concerns about the possible high school relocation. 

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WESTERLY – The Literacy Volunteers of Washington County (LVWC), a nonprofit organization serving mostly adult English language learners (ELL), is encouraging people to get outside and exercise safely during the COVID-19 crisis, all in the name of a good cause. From May 15 to May 31, “Lace Up…

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PROVIDENCE – Governor Gina Raimondo on Wednesday previewed some of the new regulations businesses will face when they begin to reopen as the state continues to come down the other side of the virus curve. Raimondo is likely to lift Rhode Island’s stay-at-home order on Friday, and said busine…

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RHODE ISLAND – If all goes well this week, Gov. Gina Raimondo looks forward to letting her stay-at-home oder expire on Friday. Though our day-to-day lives "won't look radically different," Rhode Islanders might be able to enjoy outdoor dining or browsing retail shelves in person. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Playground structures and tennis courts will likely remain out of commission for the foreseeable future, according to Director of Leisure Services Terry Murphy, but residents can still enjoy the great outdoors in other ways.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Zoning Board of Review granted a continuance to Brewed Awakenings Coffee House owner Dave Levesque on Wednesday night, who hopes to move his shop from the South County Commons Plaza.  

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While dipping into the reserve funds this year would mean keeping the tax rate level, Councilman Joe Viele expressed concern on Thursday night about what this will mean for the budget a year from now.

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NARRAGANSETT – There’s an old cliché that holds true perhaps even more so in times like these – the show must go on. When the recent response to COVID-19 called for the mass cancellation of all kinds of large-scale public events and gatherings, the Spring Concert at Narragansett High School …

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PEACE DALE - The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, which is providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis, recently received a boost from the Rhode Island Foundation (RIF) and United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI). The $55,000 funding—which is part of a larger, four-phase grant distribut…

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NARRAGANSETT – In March of 2018, applicant Craig Miller proposed an adaptive reuse of the former Presbyterian Church located at 114 Boon Street, hoping to recreate the look and aesthetic of the original house of worship while changing the building’s interior to accommodate four living units.…

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KINGSTON – Typically around this time of year, college seniors are jubilant at the thought of preparing to graduate, receiving their degree and heading off into the world to begin their adult life However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is normal during this time for the class of 2020…

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PROVIDENCE – Governor Gina Raimondo urged the public to continue to follow guidelines, orders and new regulations in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, adding that these measures were “absolutely working” in Rhode Island to stem the novel coronavirus. Raimondo added the number of new …

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NARRAGANSETT – The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) is asking for the public’s assistance in helping provide photographs for a new book on the history of the Pettaquamscutt River and its watershed, set to be released in the summer that serves as the basis of the new work.

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NARRAGANSETT/WAKEFIELD – Earlier this week, Governor Gina Raimondo announced the extension of a number of executive orders enacted to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including the prohibition of dine-in service at restaurants, bars and cafes, until May 8. Owners and managers of local estab…

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The Rhode Island Department of Health opened three remote COVID-19 testing centers this week, thanks to the support from the Rhode Island National Guard.