Bare studs are seen in this building going from floor to vaulted ceiling above. Part of the roof is new, the other part needs to be replaced. Nearly 7,500 square feet of space inside is getting gutted and the outside is receiving a face lift.
The ball is back in the Narragansett Town Council’s court, after the Narragansett Planning Board recommended the council not pass a proposed ordinance change that would cap the number of students that can live in a rental house at three.
The University of Rhode Island has announced the public phase of what it said is the state school’s largest fundraising campaign in its history, setting a goal of raising $250 million by 2024.
Bowing to objections from residents and local officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped plans to allow hunting with firearms in some areas of the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge.
However the plan does provide for hunting and fishing opportunities at the 563-acre refuge, which straddles South Kingstown and Narragansett and portions of the Narrow River.
In a series of votes last month, the South Kingstown School Committee took several steps to address and rectify what several students said is “systemic racism” within the town’s school system.
The votes came after hours of testimony to the committee from those who said they’d either experienced or witnessed instances of discrimination or racism in the schools.
A move to help local restaurants freely use available town venues for events, along with approval of a longtime project for a popular restaurant to serve beer and wine, have been approved by the Town Council in Narragansett.
Those who’ve been in and around the Town Wharf in the past week may have noticed a new addition to the waterfront, as an interpretive sign detailing facts of the local fishing industry and the history of Wickford’s commercial fishing heritage.
Some residents of Green Hill want the town to formalize the use of what’s been a 20-year practice of driving golf carts on their neighborhood roads, but it’s an uphill battle, officials said.
Kevin Maloney is back on the North Kingstown Town Council after being sworn in during a special session Monday night in the Municipal Courtroom to fulfill the remainder of former councilor Stacey Elliott’s term.
Tourists are coming back to South County, say many local business owners and tourism officials, in ways unexpected just a few months ago.
Tracking data for various accommodations in South County shows that brand name hotels as well as vacation cottage rentals are seeing more reservations following the easing of restrictions and the start of the summer vacation season, local officials say.
A mix of online instruction and in-person classes will be used when students return to school in South Kingstown on Aug. 31.
In a lengthy meeting July 22, the School Committee reviewed plans to reopen the school buildings in the fall.
The North Kingstown School Committee met via Zoom Tuesday night to approve the statewide academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year, approve the hiring of a new Athletic Director and pass several other measures ahead of the new school year, which while only a month out is still filled with uncertainties due to COVID-19.
Though Rhode Island officials have applauded the state’s robust rate of testing for COVID-19 in comparison to other states, recent data shows that tests have nevertheless reached only a small fraction of those in the general population, including those in Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown.
An analysis of state-provided data on testing for the coronavirus shows only 12 percent — 9,265 — of the three towns’ combined population of 72,492 residents had tests as of a week ago for the coronavirus. The number could even be lower when repeat testing counts are removed, state officials said.
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Suez water company along with South Kingstown and Narragansett officials have issued an urgent and immediate order that bans outdoor water uses for homeowners.