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April 3rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Free Sun Safety Screening

April 4, 2011

With warmer weather on its way, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor a free sun safety screening on April 7 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Oakers start season with Injury Fund win

April 3, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com

WARWICK – It was an auspicious debut for the Coventry Oakers’ baseball team Saturday as they opened up their season with an 8-4 win over the Warwick Vets Hurricanes in an Injury Fund matchup.
Shaking off a slow start due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Oakers appeared sharp in most fazes of the game much to the delight of head coach Leo Bush.

Packed house for CRMC meeting

April 3, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Matunuck Beach Road property owners filled the town council chamber Tuesday night for a chance to tell Coastal Resource Management Council to do what they should have done 15 years ago: stop coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach.
The Town Council and local state representatives Sen. Susan Sosnowski, Shoreham and Rep. Donna Walsh and representatives for federal senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed met with the CRMC during a work session to discuss solutions to prevent coastal erosion along Matunuck Beach Road that is impacting roads, businesses and residents.

Congressman Langevin comments on RIDOT grant

April 3, 2011

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a $4.5 million grant last week South County Commuter Rail.

April 2nd

Remarkable Women: Indian princess, author spun compelling stories of history

April 3, 2011

The final pair of memorable women in our Women’s History Month series were, appropriately enough, historians.
I was fortunate enough to known both of them.
The first was Princess Red Wing, a wonderfully colorful character, who helped preserve Native American history and culture by speaking to schoolchildren as well as dignitaries throughout the world.
Although her bloodlines included the Wampanoag and the Mashantucket Pequots, she identified primarily with the Ninigret Narragansetts and gave generations of their children Indian names.

SK breaks statewide trend, grows nearly 10 percent

April 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – According to new census figures released Wednesday, South Kingstown has seen the largest population growth in South County, adding 2,718 residents or a growth rate of 9.7 percent. The new figures brings South Kingstown’s population up to 30,639.
Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred contributed the population increase to the change in housing development and construction.

April 1st

Celebrations of Faith: Songs tell Mary Magdalene’s story

April 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the Rev. Betty-Rae Hopkins, portraying Mary Magdalene, sang of God growing the tree that “He knew would be used to build the old rugged cross,” you could have heard a pin drop.
Her beautiful soprano voice – full of emotion – soared and whispered, captivating a packed fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown last Wednesday, at the most recent of the town-wide ecumenical Lenten luncheons.
“It was magnificent,” declared Shirley Burnham, a church member, when the program had ended.

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