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January 24th

Today's schedule - Thursday, January 24

January 24, 2013

TODAY
Boys basketball
Barrington at Chariho, 6:30 p.m.
Girls basketball
Coventry at Mount Hope, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Central Falls, 7 p.m.
East Providence at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Boys swim
East Greenwich at Cumberland, 4 p.m.
Girls swim
East Greenwich at Cumberland, 4 p.m.
Narragansett at East Providence, 3:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Mount Hope at Chariho, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Smithfield at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7:30 p.m.

January 23rd

Rams' night doesn't have a perfect ending

January 23, 2013

KINGSTON – Not every story has the perfect ending.
Wednesday night the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team didn’t care about a perfect ending.
It just wanted a win.
The Ryan Center went silent for a moment as Xavier Munford’s buzzer-beating 3-point attempt from the left corner hung in the air; the silence was replaced by groans after the shot rattled out and those groans were replaced by screams of horror when Jordan Hare’s tip was blocked – according to the officials - giving George Washington a 66-65 win over the Rams that was filled with more good than bad for URI.

January 18th

South County Hospital remains only independent facility

January 18, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is now the only independent hospital in Rhode Island, given the recent purchase of the Westerly Hospital by Lawrence and Memorial and assuming that Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket is purchased by its latest bidder, Prime Health.
In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, Lou Giancola, president and CEO of South County Hospital, would like to make sure the hospital remains independent.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beach cleanup and restoration plan taking shape

January 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—Cleanup and restoration of the Charlestown Town Beach is set to begin as early as next month, and town officials plan to have it ready for the crowds when beach season arrives.
“There’s a lot of people who want to know, what’s the plan, what are we doing…to ensure that our beaches are back in place,” said Councilor Daniel Slattery at Monday night’s town council meeting.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charter school funding a hot topic

January 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—The town council voted Monday night to postpone discussion of the school district’s proposal to end public funding of poorly rated charter schools.
The initiative, introduced by Chariho Superintendent Barry Ricci last month, would require parents to pay for their children to attend a charter school if that school is not rated higher than Chariho public schools.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Salt Pond, center of the ancient Narragansett world

January 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—For over 20 years, Public Archaeologist Joseph “Jay” Waller, Jr. has been digging through the dirt and marshlands of New England, piecing together the lives and activities of Native Americans before Europeans stepped onto North American soil.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 17th

Comment period on Deepwater Wind project extended to Feb. 4

January 17, 2013


NEW SHOREHAM—With the public comment period on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island wind turbine project open, respondents to the Coastal Resources Management Council have criticized the environmental engineering firm’s request for a $700,000 waiver on their application fee. The comment period has recently been extended to Monday, Feb. 4.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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