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NARRAGANSETT – Sharpen your skates and grab your hockey pads – a new public ice-skating rink is coming to town. The chamber of commerce recently announced the development and will utilize leftover monies from the state’s “Take It Outside” initiative to fund the purchase.

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NARRAGANSETT – After its contentious dissolution in 2016, the town has reinstated a local economic development commission (EDC). The public body is a new board and new members will be appointed by the council upon the commission’s establishment.

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NARRAGANSETT – In a victory for surfers, water enthusiasts and coastal access advocates, the Narragansett Town Council Monday night amended its parking ordinance to allow on-street parking in a popular Point Judith neighborhood known for its nearby coastal access points and large swells. Des…

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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House of Representatives opened its 2021 session Tuesday with the election of new leadership. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) was overwhelmingly voted in as the new Speaker of the House, gaining the unanimous support of local representatives.

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KINGSTON – New grant funding from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will allow scientists at the University of Rhode Island to study the state’s growing fisher population. 

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NARRAGANSETT – Living up to its creed of being a community entity, Sunset Farm on Point Judith Road recently provided meals and toys for families in need, first responders and elderly residents just in time for the holiday season. Though an end-of-year tradition at the farm, with a pandemic …

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NARRAGANSETT – With a recently elected town council that supports a new public library in the Pier Marketplace, the project is moving forward briskly. The town and the library board, working collaboratively, have eyed a tentative March date to award the bid for the buildout of the 18,500-squ…

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KINGSTON – Seeing the fruits (or vegetables) of one’s labor is often gardening’s greatest reward. Still, the state’s top gardeners were recently recognized in the categories of education, newcomer and best overall.

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding, which will provide some much needed assistance to numerous art and culture organizations throughout the state. 

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RHODE ISLAND – The Champlin Foundation announced $18 million of grant funding last week, which will be going toward a diverse group of organizations from around the state. These critical funds will help meet the pressing demands of social services, from fighting hunger and combating the effe…

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Vietnam Veteran reunited with priceless keepsake

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Championship seasons have also brought individual honors for the Narragansett and South Kingstown High School boys soccer teams as six Mariners and five Rebels earned all-division honors from the Rhode Island Soccer Coaches Association. 

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The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team wouldn’t change a thing in its approach to scheduling this season and its willingness to take on challenges.

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He’s been following in the footsteps of Jeff Dowtin for years.

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NARRAGANSETT – A fourth member of the Narragansett Police Department (NPD) has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Saturday. The Rhode Island Department of Health is conducting an independent contact tracing investigation.

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NARRAGANSETT – After a departure from typical methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that its annual Scouting for Food Drive this year collected 40,000 pounds of food to be distributed to those in need across Rhode Island. …

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NARRAGANSETT – The town council recently unanimously approved an earlier start date for a new position within the town’s information (IT) department, citing an increased demand on the department’s services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new position is officially titled as a N…

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SAUNDERSTOWN – Kingston Hill Academy (KHA) is expressing thanks, showing pride and acknowledging its community on the heels of receiving a prestigious national distinction. The K-5 public charter school located on Stony Fort Road was recently one of three elementary schools throughout the st…

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NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently announced the identity of the victim who drowned last week in a kayaking accident on Narrow River. The victim, Vickie A. Medeiros, 61, of Cumberland, was pronounced dead at South County Hospital (SCH).

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NARRAGANSETT – A recall procedure for elected officials, a new library in the Pier Marketplace and voter approval being required for the town to sell property were all approved by voters via referendum on Election Day. The local questions were all approved by wide margins while the sole stat…

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NARRAGANSETT – Efforts to build a new public library in the former IGA/Belmont building at the Pier Marketplace received a recent boost in the form of a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor. The donation comes just after Save Our Library, a local fundraising initiative, announced it had…

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PROVIDENCE – Governor Gina Raimondo late last week laid out a two-week “pause” for Rhode Island that is intended to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations occurring throughout the state. Under the new guidelines, the majority of which take effect Monday, Nov. 30, in-pe…

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NARRAGANSETT – One-and-a-half-year-old Justin Monroe has missed out on many early life experiences due to being born premature and the arrival of COVID-19. With the coronavirus recently surging locally and across the country, Halloween this year was looking like yet another lost opportunity.…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Police Capt. Joel Ewing-Chow was sworn into his new role as chief of police on Monday, after serving as the interim chief for the past five months. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The Rhode Island Board of Election does not anticipate certified election results until Nov. 30, according to Town Manager Robert Zarnetske.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Unlike years past, the sidewalks along Main Street weren’t crowded with spectators as marching bands and floats proceeded towards Saugatucket Park. This year, on Veterans Day, there was no parade or large crowds to mark the occasion — just a small wreath-laying ceremony.

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RHODE ISLAND – It’s been a historic election on many fronts, but Rhode Island earned its place in the history books this year for being the first state to change its official name.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While official election results won't be certified until next week, the number of mail, emergency and polling place votes cast for town council and school committee candidates were made available shortly after 1 a.m.

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NARRAGANSETT – The 2020 election may take days or even weeks to sort out on a national level, and local results are still incomplete. With early and mail-in voting dramatically changing the process in which votes are tallied, some ballots in Rhode Island remain uncounted. These are the elect…

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By 4 p.m. today approximately 61 percent of eligible voters in Narragansett have cast their ballots–either in person today, by mail or by early in-person voting

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By 3 p.m. today 2,708 people have cast their ballot in person on Election Day in South Kingstown, 6,629 mail-in ballots have been counted and 5,257 people voted early in the municipality. 

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PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea launched a new hourly turnout tracker on Election Day to provide updates of Rhode Island voter turnout. The technology behind the new turnout tracker allows it to be updated more frequently than the data visualization that has been used th…