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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.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The School Committee took its first steps toward creating a more equitable curriculum and fair policies on Wednesday, with hopes of becoming an antiracist district.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN — After Gov. Gina Raimondo announced plans to steeply reduce parking capacities at Scarborough and Misquamicut State Beaches last week, South Kingstown took strides to prevent overcrowding along its coastline. 

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In response to recent dry conditions and heavy consumer demand, Suez Water Rhode Island, and the Towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett, have announced a ban on all outdoor water use for all water system customers.Effective immediately, a mandatory ban is in effect on all outdoor water us…

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NARRAGANSETT – On the heels of a Rhode Island Superior Court decision that found bias and a lack of procedure in the pension board’s recent revocation of a former Narragansett police officer’s pension, the body is strongly considering changes that will address issues the court identified. Sp…

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NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett School System (NSS) recently submitted plans to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), outlining strategies for a wide range of scenarios for the district to reopen come Aug. 31. Governor Gina Raimondo has remained confident in the decision to return…

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NARRAGANSETT – Illegal parking fines more than doubled recently as the Town of Narragansett coordinated with state officials working to address overcrowding and lack of social distancing in Rhode Island’s coastal communities. Last week, Governor Gina Raimondo reduced parking capacity at both…

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NARRAGANSETT – The town council recently approved three voter initiative petitions bearing a number of resident signatures that will now appear as referenda on the November ballot. The initiatives concern policy around sale of town property, the addition of a voter recall mechanism and the f…

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NARRAGANSETT — Matthew Mannix, Narragansett Town Council President, is not seeking re-election to the body in 2020, instead entering the race for Rhode Island Senate District 36 (Narragansett, North Kingstown) as an Independent. Despite the controversy that has plagued the town council in th…

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PROVIDENCE – While public health conditions in the Ocean State seem to be improving, many small businesses continue to suffer financially. For months, restaurants went dark, cafes couldn’t serve up a single cup of coffee and no one was making it to the gym. Small businesses closed their door…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – New titles won’t be coming to theaters until later this summer, but until then, there’s plenty of nostalgic, retro films coming back to the big screen. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After seeing more detailed plans for an addition at Broad Rock Middle School and a high school at Curtis Corner on Wednesday night, Director of Administrative Services Aimee Reinor raised concerns about final cost estimates. 

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – During a three day window to officially declare their candidacy for local and state-wide office last week, dozens of residents stepped up to throw their hats in the ring. 

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NARRAGANSETT – The pension of Matthew Riley, a former Narragansett police officer convicted of a sex crime against a minor, was restored by a Rhode Island Superior Court Judge last month. The decision rendered by Judge Sarah Taft-Carter found multiple shortcomings in affording Riley due proc…

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NARRAGANSETT – While never officially closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Narragansett asked residents to conduct town business, such as bill-paying, remotely as frequently as possible during the health crisis. Despite this request, the public was still permitted access to town …

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NARRAGANSETT – With the Town of Narragansett pursuing a new law that would limit the number of college students who can occupy a dwelling together, resistance to the proposal is mounting from the University of Rhode Island (URI), students who attend the university and some members of the pub…

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NARRAGANSETT – Cassius Shuman, a resident of Sweet Birch Trail in Pettaquamscutt, has seen brown, cloudy, or bubbly water flowing from the tap in his home intermittently since April. The Narragansett resident is joined by others in the north end experiencing water quality issues and calling …

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(WAKEFIELD) – The Rotary Club of Wakefield provided Thundermist Health Center of South County with a generous $1,000 grant and hundreds of diapers to give to pregnant patients. The grant will support the organization’s food cabinet. Each Thundermist location offers food to patients experienc…

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NARRAGANSETT - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today located the body of a swimmer who had gone missing off Scarborough State Beach on Sunday night. The victim, Matthew Smith, 64, of Fitchburg, MA, drowned.

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SOUTH COUNTY – Last month, Brickley’s Ice Cream Owner Steve Brophy took to social media with complaints of customers refusing to follow guidelines and disrespecting his young employees behind the counter. He even shared that he was considering “pulling the plug on all of this” and closing up…

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NARRAGANSETT - The deadline to declare candidacy for local and state office expired this week, and many are vying for a seat on a public body in Narragansett. There are eight candidates for Narragansett School Committee, compared to 2018's six candidates, and 18 candidates for Narragansett T…

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NARRAGANSETT - The glowing and vibrant showers of light over Narragansett Town Beach and “oohs and aahhs” in admiration of them will not happen this year, as the town has cancelled its Fourth of July fireworks display due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis has put a …

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NARRAGANSETT - The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office recently found that the Narragansett Town Council violated the state’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it amended provisions of a liquor license for Pier Liquors during a town council motion to simply renew the license. The ruling marks …

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NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett Town Beach opened on June 6, two weeks later than in typical years, and attendance thus far is significantly down as the town implemented capacity and parking guidelines, along with other safety measures, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, some young peo…

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NARRAGANSETT - Seeking to end a decades-long culture clash between students renting property in town and residential family life, the Town of Narragansett will rely on a Providence law restricting the number of college students renting property together to shape its student rental policy. Th…

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KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island has announced plans to welcome students back in September, but according to officials, “there will be a number of changes to the look and feel of the campus this fall.”

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town council voted in favor of changes to the pay schedule Monday, creating a new grade level despite some debate over whether or not now was an appropriate time to increase spending.

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PROVIDENCE - In an effort to assist the populations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gina Raimondo on Friday announced a new fundraising initiative that will directly benefit undocumented immigrants through the health crisis. The "WeR1 Rhode Island Fund" has set a fundraising…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although there’s no clear financial forecast for the months ahead, council members were in agreement on Monday that they at least want the option of putting a bond before the voters.