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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.

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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.

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Bowling is a sport steeped in Americana. While it may not be the national pastime, the sound of crashing pins, balls rolling on polished wooden floors and arcade games combined with the sights of classic bowling shoes, video displays and snack bars are ingrained in the memories of many, from the leisurely funseeker to the dedicated league bowler, in communities large and small across the country and beyond.