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Archive - May 2011

May 14th

Hopktinon considers shutting off some lights

May 14, 2011

HOPKINTON -- Some of the town roads could get a bit darker this coming July should the Town Council approve the removal of 192 streetlights, all of which were studied by the police department.

CCEMP developing profile on RI commercial fishing

May 14, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Commercial fishing is arguably the most important economy driver in Rhode Island. Point Judith is the third largest fishing community in New England based on total catch values. It is clear, however, that fishermen are struggling in the most recent economic downturn.

“What is unique about Rhode Island is that every county is a coastal community,” said John Scotti, Senior Fisheries Specialist at Cornell. “No other state is like that. Every county in Rhode Island is affected by the commercial fishing industry.”

May 13th

SRIN wins five RIPA awards

May 14, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Southern Rhode Island Newspapers (SRIN) won a total of five awards in this year’s annual Rhode Island Press Association (RIPA) Editorial contest.
Paul J. Spetrini, editor of the North Kingstown Standard-Times, was awarded first place in the Sports Story Category for his coverage of the 2010 RIIL girls softball Division II State Championship victory by the Exeter-West Greenwich Scarlet Knights.

Kingston gets high speed boost

May 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As gas prices rise and uncertainty grows about the sustainability of the country’s consumption of fossils fuel, Rhode Island has taken a step towards preserving resources and creating a more economically stable environment. The state has received $28 million for the development a high-speed rail system through the Northeast corridor, the Rhode Island portion of which will run from Kingston rail station in South Kingstown up to Providence.

Chafee delivers some good economic news to EG Chamber of Commerce

May 13, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

While some Rhode Islanders are panicking about the state’s budget and pension crises, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is hoping to win over the business community with a calm, I’ve-seen-this-before approach.

May 12th

NK School Committee makes its first cuts

May 13, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Two weeks ago, North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton cautioned the NK School Committee that if the town council did, in fact, level-fund the school district for fiscal year 2012, the resulting cuts necessary to bring the proposed budget into compliance would “cause a lot of pain in the district”.
Tuesday evening, that pain became very real.

Diabetes just a part of Scola’s routine

May 12, 2011

Ever since she first picked up a golf club at the age of three, Prout sophomore Nicole Scola has spent her life developing routines that turned her from a beginner to the state’s best female golfer.

 

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