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Maury Loontjens Memorial Library and Friends of the Narragansett Library held the 7th annual Costume Parade in Narragansett Pier last weekend, just in time for the spooky holiday. Superheroes, Disney Princesses, witches, pirates, fairies, ghosts and more walked the Pier area, cheered on by a…

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JERUSALEM – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is in the early stages of an investigation into a boat crash that injured three people Sunday night. Three people, including one child, were treated at Rhode Island Hospital after a boat crashed into the jetty at the w…

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NARRAGANSETT – Four local residents who volunteer to protect and preserve Narrow River and its watershed were honored for their work recently at the Narrow River Preservation Association’s (NRPA) Annual Meeting. Sally Sutherland, Rosemary and David Smith and Barry Devine all received recogni…

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NARRAGANSETT – With state regulations around distance learning becoming more accessible, the Narragansett School Committee Wednesday unanimously endorsed a first a reading of a new policy  on emergency closures and professional learning days. Under the new policy, which must be approved in a…

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NARRAGANSETT – Approximately $45,000 will be dedicated toward the replacement of crucial infrastructure for a local, town-owned maintenance building, a unanimous town council vote determined Monday. The body gave its stamp of approval to a project that would replace roofing and siding at the…

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NARRAGANSETT – Ghosts, witches, superheroes and other delights of the imagination will take over the Narragansett Pier on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 23 for the Friends of the Narragansett Library’s 7th annual Costume Parade. The free event, which typically sees children and their parent…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Almost four month after the town council initiated its investigation into the release of student directory information, the results have seemingly left no one satisfied. 

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The RI Gives Vax Challenge already helped distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to dozens of local nonprofits that supported community members through the pandemic – including one right here in South County.The Collective, an organization that grounds itself in communi…

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Council unanimously appoints Mike Marran, Carol Vetter to fill vacanciesSOUTH KINGSTOWN – In all, nine highly qualified candidates put their names forward with hopes of putting their talents to good use in one of the vacant seats on the school committee, but two community members stood out i…

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Watershed works to educate community, monitor water qualityWAKEFIELD – “The Rhode Island Rivers Council has this big map of all the watersheds, and there was this little hole, along with a few others, that didn’t have a watershed council – and that was the Saugatucket River,” said Bill McCus…

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McKee still leaving school masking policy to individual districtsPROVIDENCE – The Ocean State is asking all of its healthcare professionals to roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine before October.Gov. Dan McKee announced this new policy during his weekly standing media availability …

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Rhode Island dedicates its Purple Heart Trail with multi-town motorcycle rally WESTERLY – No one joins our armed forces with hopes of bringing home a Purple Heart, but it’s an award all our brave men and women in uniform know they might earn in service to their nation.The Purple Heart honors…

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On Thursday, beachgoers were called out of the water at Narragansett Town Beach after a shark was sighted in close proximity to the shoreline. Check out these photos submitted by Penny Ashford (www.pennyashfordphotos.com).

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Rhode Islanders get rare opportunity to view Declaration of Independence