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December 6th

URI senior an example of perseverance

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – In a series of events that can only be described as unlikely, coincidental and triumphant, a 22-year-old quadriplegic nurse named Janice Wray, of East Greenwich, will graduate from URI next year and begin her work as a registered nurse and educator. Wray began her education in the nursing field for the same reasons as most.
“It just kind of fit. My dad had an accident when I was in high school, which brought me closer to the medical field – then it just clicked,” said Wray. “I love it.”

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Technology upgrade ready to be installed

December 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Town IT director Wendy Bagley, along with School IT Carlos Zambrano, addressed to the Town Council on Nov. 25 their plans to integrate the phone and internet systems for both the Town of East Greenwich and the School District onto one network.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SC discusses graduation waiver protocol

December 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich School Committee had its first reading of the policy regarding protocol for waivers to Rhode Island state assessment graduation requirements Tuesday evening at Cole Middle School.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKPD arrests Ortiz-Correa after multiple break-ins reported

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly breaking into two Charlestown businesses and a market in Matunuck.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council, police respond quickly to resident’s safety concerns

December 6, 2013

HOPKINTON — This Fall, Shannon Collet, of 167 Fairview Avenue, became concerned for her two young children’s safety because of the high speed of cars traveling around a blind curve on her street, which has a 25 mile per hour speed limit. Because she and her children must cross the street to get to the school bus stop on Dye Hill Road, she requested the town add two stop signs to slow down traffic.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of the Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NY man arrested after South County crime spree

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly breaking into two Charlestown businesses and a market in Matunuck.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kayak Centre files lawsuit after being denied Middlebridge bid

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island is suing the town of Narragansett, the town’s finance director, the town council, and Narrow River Kayaks.
In a case filed Tuesday in Washington County Superior Court, the Kayak Centre is claiming that the business was unlawfully deprived a contract to operate a paddle sports concession at the town-owned Middlebridge property.
Robert Corrente, attorney for the Kayak Centre, filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment on behalf of the Kayak Centre.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS musicians in harmony

December 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Narragansett High School will be presenting various upcoming musical events over the next few weeks to celebrate the holiday season.
The first event is Rhode Island’s annual Tubaphonia Christmas Concert and Community Sing Along which will be held at the NHS auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RISPC approves easements for Deepwater

December 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind will be allowed to land its transmission cable from the proposed Block Island Wind Farm at Scarborough State Beach.
After more than three hours, the Rhode Island State Properties Committee voted 2-0 with one abstention Wednesday to approve two easement agreements, one with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and one with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, to allow Deepwater to run the cable beneath state property in exchange for a payment of $1.7 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 2nd

SRIN Sports Staff High School Football Picks

December 2, 2013

Due to the football schedule our weekly high school picks for Tuesday night's Division I, III and IV semifinals will not appear in print as the games will be played before our papers go to print, yet the matchups were not available last week as our papers were published prior to the Thanksgiving contests. As a result, our picks for the semifinal rounds will be published online and our Superbowl selections will appear in print this week.

THE GAMES:
Division I
(4) Cranston East at (1) Barrington
(3) Portsmouth at (2) Hendricken

Division III
(4) Narragansett at (1) Mount Pleasant

 

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