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Area tourism councils are seeking a rollback of a special contribution of five percent of their lodging tax revenue that goes specifically just for the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“The premise that PWCVB is deserving of this revenue because ‘they promote the whole state’ we disagree with,” said Evan Smith, president and chief executive officer for Discover Newport, the council in that area, and speaking for tourism district officials around the state.

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Members of the Narragansett Tribe will be able to freely enter the town beach that bears the tribe’s name, starting this summer.

In a victory for the tribe, the Narragansett Town Council voted Monday to set up a system that allows Narragansetts to show their federal tribal identification card in order to obtain a seasonal pass for free access. Tribe members would still have to pay if they want to park in the town’s beach lots.

After three hours of impassioned testimony and some heated arguments, the council voted 3-2 to implement the change, which is effective only for the coming season.

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This weekend, Narragansett High School will produce “Urinetown, The Musical” that focuses on a water shortage and a government ban on private toilets.

The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

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It’s never a bad hair day at Salon 2-12 on High Street in Wakefield, says owner Shannon McGrath.

Instead, it’s always a good day for a haircut, color infusion, highlights by foil or balayage, Keratin Coppola Treatment, Brazilian blow out, facial waxing and unique styling for any occasion, she said about services at the new salon.

It opened in March aims and provides yet another venue someone looking for the right stylist, with connecting conversation to bring comfort or understating while getting coiffed.

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The town’s current library was the site of a presentation Saturday on the planning and progress Narragansett is making on building a new facility at the former Belmont Market building.

Floor plan schematics of what the new library would look like, along with the proposal from design firm HBM Architects, sat on a table across from samples of what kinds of carpeting and interior trim materials could be used on the project.

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Some lifeguard chairs might be empty this year as state and local officials are sounding the alarm that they are having a difficult time hiring these stewards of water safety. Just one local shore spot has had no such problems, even attracting a former Olympian as one of their recruits.

Call it a tale of two beaches.

“Thus far we’ve filled 40 out of 157 total lifeguard positions, or around 25 percent,” said Michael Healey, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Management. “Typically, by now we’d have placed around 50-60 percent of our summer workforce.”

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When Will and Meg Alexander go into a store looking for baby formula for their nine-month-old daughter, Mara, they get anxious about none being available.

“My heart skips a beat every time I go to the store and the shelves are empty and I worry what is my child going to eat,” said Will, who noted that a current baby-formula supply shortage also means higher costs for a substitute formula.

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Agnes Connery says she’s not a complainer, so she had no qualms about the work that took place last year to transform her home at the new Beachwinds Apartments into a modern facility with 104 affordable units for seniors.

“I think everything looks wonderful,” Connery, who has lived at Beachwinds, formerly Beachwood, since 2010, said. “I didn’t have any problem in my apartment … they came in, put the stove in, put the heating in, so I don’t have any complaints.”

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Jen Cardullo Burns of Four Winds Senior Care Consultants in Narragansett is someone who takes immense pride in her work.

For years, she has worked in the senior care realm by helping families with their senior care, managed care, Alzheimer’s/memory care and assisted living needs. Her special set of skills enables her to aid people to get the necessary attention to be functional and productive.

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Wild horses and burros that roam federal lands in western states under a constant threat of being rounded up and placed in captivity have a champion right here in Narragansett.

Jane Giard has loved horses since she was a child.

“It’s one of my first memories,” Giard, a retired teacher and a Massachusetts native, said. “I started riding at local stables as soon as I could.”