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PROVIDENCE – As Save The Bay resumes its annual role as organizer of the state’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup effort, the nonprofit organization will be holding a cleanup leader training session this weekend as a way to seek assistance from residents across the state. 

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Last week, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) informed the public that, as part of the second phase of the road deck project, reduced speeds would be enforced on Route 138 and the Newport Pell Bridge. 

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EXETER – The town council unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Exeter a Purple Heart Town, a designation declaring the support of veterans and related legislation and, most importantly, to “never forget” those that have served in the armed forces. 

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As an initiative to encourage Rhode Islanders to donate blood during the month of August, the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) is teaming up with several local breweries for the Pint for a Pint Program. Throughout the month, all presenting donors at RIBC’s six blood and platelet donation cen…

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After what appeared to be a mako shark’s fin was spotted off the coast of a Rhode Island beach last week, the Department of Environment Management (DEM) stepped in, stating that the fin actually belonged to an ocean sunfish. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, the North Kingstown School Department voted unanimously to accept a scoreboard that was donated by the athletics booster club. 

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KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island computer science and statistics department trained more than 60 teachers last week, focusing on the implementation of a high-quality curriculum for students across the state. Middle and high school-level teachers spent a full five days running throug…

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The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) awarded four college-bound Rhode Islanders with the Lesa Meng College Scholarship, a $1,000 award presented annually to recent high school graduates who have focused on environmentally oriented activities both in and out of school. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In the midst of last weekend’s heatwave, a local business placed a chest-freezer sized block of ice outside, under the blistering hot sun. The business, Wickford Appliance, asked the community to answer the question: how long would it take for the ice to melt? 

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SAUNDERSTOWN – The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is preparing for two separate events that will take place next month, and on the same weekend, including a fundraiser and a lecture by a Pulitzer Prize winning historian. 

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EXETER – Participants took to the Canonicus Camp woods over the weekend, braving the heatwave as they ran through trails and over obstacles for BoldrDash’s annual Color Me Bold run–all the while being splashed with vibrant colored powder. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Historic Wickford organization, or HistWick, will be unveiling three new markers throughout the village, detailing the history of cattle drives, African American mariners and women of Wickford. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last weekend, tens of thousands of guests travelled to North Kingstown for the annual Wickford Art Festival, walking along the packed streets of the historic village lined with artists showing their work from around the world. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The former West Bay YMCA building is officially under renovation, with updates and improvements being made to both the interior and exterior of the soon-to-be revamped fitness facility. After the North Kingstown facility was shuttered by the Greater Providence YMCA earlier …

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Since 2017, North Kingstown has been the location for the annual SummerFest RI concert, an event featuring live music, a variety of food and family fun, with a focus on benefiting nonprofits in both the town and across New England. And this year is no different. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Volunteers, board members and staff are currently in the final stretch of preparation for the 57th Wickford Art Festival, an enormous undertaking that required coordination between more than 30 committees. The festival, hosted by the Wickford Art Association (WAA), will inc…

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EXETER – Last month, Exeter residents approved the town’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, which totaled $16.2 million. The budget–$3.9 million of which was designated for the town government and $12.3 million for the school district–represented a 1.89 percent increase from last year. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – During his report to the North Kingstown School Committee, superintendent Philip Auger addressed rumors that have been circulating around a possible influx of Warwick students transferring to the North Kingstown school district, assuring residents and parents that there wou…

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The upcoming town council meeting, which will take place on June 24 at 7 p.m., will include several agenda times. Items of interest include, in part, the discussion and possible approval of an updated request for proposals (RFP) for the development of Wickford El, as well as a proposal for s…

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Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea last week announced a partnership with a Pawtucket-based company to build a new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS). The state’s current CVRS–a computer database that houses the state’s list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island’s election manage…

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Exeter-West Greenwich High School held its annual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at the Ryan Center in Kingston. One hundred and two students graduates and received their diplomas after crossing the stage. Students celebrated together during and after the ceremony, and posed with f…

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A local veteran of the news industry was awarded last weekend with a New England Emmy for his work in community and public service.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Saunderstown Post Office was formally designated after a North Kingstown resident, Matthew J. August, who was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq.