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Cali Babbitt-Spears cried tears of joy Monday when her years-long effort to get a laundry room opened at Champagne Heights finally came true.

The South Kingstown Housing Authority, which manages the subsidized housing community at Champagne Heights, marked the opening of the new facility at 364 Curtis Corner Road with a ribbon cutting and tour, attended by residents and town officials.

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A proposal from the Union Fire District to build a new ambulance facility on leased land at the Matunuck fire station has drawn concern from residents, but continues to move forward.

The Planning Board is holding a hearing on its review of the fire district’s plans to demolish the existing fire station and build a new 5,500 square foot fire station and auxiliary 1,890 square foot ambulance facility. The hearing opened Oct. 26 and continued on Tuesday.

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True to their character, the three women who served as grand marshals in this year’s Veterans Day parade were humble about the honor, even though it was a historic first for the community.

All three are officers with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 916. On Veterans Day they marched in the parade down Main Street and shared the stage at Saugatucket Park with fellow female veterans.

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The new president of the University of Rhode Island, Marc B. Parlange, told the South Kingstown Town Council on Monday that after arriving in August he very quickly felt welcomed in the community.

Parlange had a brief meeting with the council before its regular meeting to introduce himself to local officials and emphasize the strong ties URI has not only statewide, but also in town.

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Friends of Kingston Station preservation group wants to ensure that the history behind this small train depot is preserved for researchers and others interested in knowing more about the nearly 150-year-old historic building in West Kingston.

It recently donated to the South County History Center thousands of documents collected for more than 50 years during preservation efforts for this Amtrak line station, once a destination point for the very wealthy heading to Newport and with their Pullman cars in tow.