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Promoting breast cancer awareness a group effort

October 25, 2013

This year, more than 234,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nearly 40,000 of them will die.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A look inside Rhode Island’s prison system

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library in Narragansett Wednesday evening Roberta Richman, a 33-year employee at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections, spoke about the current climate and challenges facing the incarceration system, and why the state must look towards doing things differently.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern sets briefing schedule for fire cases

October 25, 2013

WARWICK—On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued his briefing schedule to hear oral arguments regarding the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board’s (SLRB) petition to enforce its decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, which would award them approximately $2.5 million in lost wages. Stern, who was named earlier this month as the presiding justice over any litigation between the Town of North Kingstown, the SLRB and the firefighters, will also hear statements on the town’s appeal of the SLRB’s decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter recall vote to move forward

October 25, 2013

EXETER—Late last week, the town’s Board of Canvassers confirmed that the requisite 496 signatures were all Exeter residents, which sets in motion a recall of four town council members. This past June, a group of Exeter residents formed a petition committee in order to collect signatures from fellow residents in support of removing the Exeter Town Council members for their attempts to change the authority for concealed weapons permitting from the town clerk to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, among other issues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

America’s Cup victor returns to his roots at Rocky Hill

October 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH - A recent America’s Cup winner, who is also a Rocky Hill School alum, was a welcome addition to the school’s 2013 Homecoming events.
Faculty, staff, current and former students, and parents all gathered around Jerome “Rome” Kirby IV who graduated from Rocky Hill in 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials wading through ‘weeds’

October 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The infamous, seven-leaf green plant and its purpose in society invokes many emotions from different people.
Some firmly believe that marijuana can be a major benefit to the medical community, while others feel that the health risks and the negative moral impact it has on the social order, as a whole, outweighs the supposed benefits.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman guilty of major fraud scheme

October 25, 2013

As previously reported in The Pendulum, Lim, last month, according to court documents, devised a plan to swindle Rockland Trust in order to satisfy a demand for repayment of a line of credit with Citizens Bank worth approximately $5 million, a scheme she eventually admitted to in court last week. Lim was found to have falsified bank documents and overstated company revenues for the purposes of securing the funding from Rockland Trust to finance repayment of the line of credit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP science scores improve for Chariho

October 25, 2013

Rhode Island NECAP science scores improved in grade eight for the fourth consecutive year, while declining slightly in grades four and 11, the Rhode Island Department of Education recently reported.
Overall, 33.8 percent of tested students in the state attained the level of proficiency or better on the 2013 NECAP science assessments, which all students in grades four, eight and 11 took last May. The statewide results represent a decline of 1 percentage point from last year and an increase of 10 percentage points since NECAP science assessments began five years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent liaison proposed for school committee

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Motivated by the parental outcry at the Chariho School Committee’s meeting on Sept. 24 over whether to hire a new principal at the Ashaway School, Catherine Guisti, a Hopkinton resident and mother of three, presented her proposal for a “parent liaison” volunteer position to the committee on Tuesday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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