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December 17th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Citizens Bank executives partner with Children's Friend to adopt local families in need

December 18, 2010

Providence, RI - Citizens Bank recently partnered with Children's Friend for their annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive. More than 70 Citizens executives spent an evening shopping for gifts for 45 children to benefit Children's Friend families.
Children's Friend promotes the well-being and healthy development of children by providing wrap-around services to support and strengthen their families and our communities. They have been a resource for Rhode Island's most vulnerable children and their families for more than 175 years.

Reale sentenced to 8 years at ACI

December 17, 2010

WAKEFIELD -- Laura A. Reale, the Westerly woman who ran a red light in Charlestown and killed 27-year-old Colin Foote with her car in May, was sentenced to eight years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions by Judge Edwin Gale today in Superior Court.

Alfred brings capital improvement proposals to town council

December 17, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – There will be smoother driving on roads in the next six years if the new capital improvement plan(CIP) proposed by Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred is approved by the town council. To repair more roads in the town, the road improvement program will increase by $2 million from $6 million to $8 million.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: BankRI helps community through holiday giving tree program

December 17, 2010

Branches partnered with local community organizations to help fellow Rhode Islanders

Rhode Island - December 17, 2010 - Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) announced today that it has completed another successful campaign with the annual BankRI Holiday Giving Tree program. The program is designed to brighten the holidays of fellow Rhode Islanders in need during the holiday season.

State mandate goals achievable for town under its new Comprehensive Plan draft

December 17, 2010

A draft of the town’s upcoming comprehensive plan leaves plenty of room for the town to achieve its state-mandated goal for affordable housing stock...provided it’s willing to build several large clusters.
By allowing the construction of 100 percent affordable housing clusters on available land, the town can create up to 1,049 affordable housing units, well above the 555 target established by Rhode Island Housing.

Dire predictions for town budget during Narragansett joint work session

December 17, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—“It is not a pretty picture,” according Finance Director Donald Goodrich who presented budget estimates to a joint town council and school committee work session Monday evening. State aid to the town in 2010-11 was $6,458,074. In the recent recession years, there has been a 7.8 percent reduction in funds from Providence bringing the new, lower than expected estimate of $5,949,416 for 2011-12. State aid had already been cut 3.17 percent in the 2010-2011 year.

December 16th

Karate kid Shannon mixes Christian music, and Mojo with Dojo for a winning combo

December 17, 2010

WARWICK, R.I. – Susie Shannon is a remarkable combo of Mojo and Dojo.
Shannon, just 9, a 4th grader at Hoxie Elementary School in Warwick, will test for her brown belt in karate next month; but on Tuesday, she released her debut album of Contemporary Christian music called, “I Live For You.”
“I couldn’t do this without my parents helping me to do my best and my friends from ShoDan Karate, especially Renshi Jay, teaching me to have the confidence to go for my dreams,” said Susie.

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