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Archive - Feb 2012

February 21st

Hazard pre-school moving to South Road

February 21, 2012

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee decided to move the Hazard pre-school program to the South Road School one year after voting to move it to Peace Dale.
While many teachers from the Hazard pre-school program spoke to the committee on the benefits of expanding the program, the school committee only decided to relocate the program, not expand it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 20th

Today's schedule - Wednesday, Feb. 22

February 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Women’s basketball
URI at Massachusetts, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
East Greenwich at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Cranston East at Prout, 7 p.m.
Rogers at West Warwick, 7 p.m.

Today's schedule - Tuesday, Feb. 21

February 21, 2012

Boys basketball
Exeter-West Greenwich at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Hendricken, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at Prout. 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Coventry, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Westerly, 7 p.m.
Pilgrim at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.

Centenarians reflect on lives worth living

February 21, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One hundred and eight years ago, the first underground line of the New York City subway opened. One hundred and five years ago, Houdini escaped from chains underwater in 57 seconds. One hundred and three years ago, the average price of a house was $4,500. One hundred and one years ago, gas cost 3.2 cents a gallon and, 100 years ago, China became a republic.
Why are these facts important?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM expanding Galilee parking

February 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking bids for the potential construction of parking garages in the Port of Galilee. Lots 96 and 117 have been identified for development, which will be leased by DEM to a builder after a competitive bid process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 19th

Today's schedule - Monday, Feb. 20

February 20, 2012

Boys basketball
Coventry at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at South Kingstown, 6 p.m.
Boys hockey
Coventry vs. Ponaganset at Levy Rink, 1:30 p.m.
East Greenwich vs. South Kingstown at Thayer Ice Arena, 12 p.m.
Narragansett vs. Rogers at West Warwick Civic Center, 2 p.m.
Burrillville vs. North Kingstown at Thayer Ice Arena, 2 p.m.
Middletown vs. Prout at West Warwick Civic Center, 12:30 p.m.

Celebrating Black History Month: Servicemen found military not color-blind

February 20, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When the legendary Tuskegee Airmen – the all-black flying unit of World War II now being celebrated in the film “Red Tails” – returned from their heroic exploits, they were greeted by the sound of silence.
It took 60 years for President George W. Bush to honor the survivors with the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded to each elderly man in a 2007 ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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