Peter DiStefano sees his business, DiStefano Brother’s Construction, as more than a firm turning profits from work. He wants the community to profit, too.
The General Assembly opened its 2020 legislative session on Tuesday, and local lawmakers from South Kingstown and Narragansett said they’re ready to get to work on new initiatives in the new year.
The Narragansett Town Council did not follow through on an effort Monday to unseal executive session minutes related to Pier Liquors and its purchase of its space in the former Belmont Market building.
At the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, the philosophy among staff is all about helping people navigate information increasingly found beyond the books on its shelves.
The Narragansett Fire Department will receive a $73,000 grant for equipment and training to detect hazardous gases that are sometimes present when fighting a fire.
It was an eventful 2019 in Narragansett, which saw two changes in town managers and a continuing battle over not only the fate of a long-planned new library but also the funding of the current facility. The summer tourist town also experienced a supermarket strike, closure of a well-known restaurant and bar – and even a visit from a bear.
When the West Bay YMCA closed its doors in April, it left the community without one of its main fitness centers and put the future of its annual events in jeopardy.
A measure that would add 22 parking spaces to the area near waterfront public access points in Point Judith failed to pass the Town Council after a contentious hearing at last Monday’s council meeting.
Trio restaurant in Narragansett has been sold to Newport Restaurant Group, which owns an award-winning portfolio of 11 restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The Narragansett Police Department swore in three new probationary officers, promoted two current members and saw 23 participants graduate from its Citizens Police Academy Dec. 4 at the department’s annual awards and promotions ceremony.
The state attorney general’s office ruled late last month that the Town Council violated open meetings laws in meetings it held to find and select a new town manager.
The state says that Narragansett doesn’t qualify for a waiver that would make it eligible to receive more than $180,000 in library funds, after the Town Council cut $400,000 from the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library’s budget.
The Save Our Library Fundraising Campaign has announced that a total of $460,000 has been raised in the seven weeks since the launch of its effort to raise $2 million to move Narragansett’s library into the former Belmont building.
Members of the Narragansett High School Theater have been busy rehearsing for next week’s East Coast premiere of a new musical exploring how teenagers face intense academic competition and the unrelenting drive to succeed.
The Narragansett Town Council declared Monday that a petition by resident Win Hames that seeks to end the nonpartisan election of Town Council and School Committee members is legally valid and can proceed.