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Archive - 2013

November 7th

Business Engagement Center opens dialogue

November 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute on its Bay Campus this past Monday, industry leaders and academics gathered to learn about the opportunities which can be discovered in oceanography and marine trades. The symposium, ‘Innovation in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Defense and Marine Trades,’ was organized by URI’s newly created Business Engagement Center (BEC), a group which seeks to successfully utilize business opportunities locally and globally to benefit the university and its community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ground breaking on proposed comfort station forthcoming

November 7, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A ground breaking for the proposed Wakefield comfort station may take place sometime this month.

Andrew Nota, South Kingstown’s director of administrative services, said Wednesday that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is in the final stages of singing a contract with New England Building and Bridge Co., Inc., for the $1.1 million project.

The project was open for bidding Aug. 8 and RIDOT, which is managing the project, received four bids. New England Building and Bridge was the lowest bidder.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK musicians visit Music City for All-National Honors Fest

November 7, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Last week, two student musicians and their music instructor from South Kingstown High School paid a visit to Nashville to participate in the highly acclaimed All-National Honors Festival.

SKHS Director of Instrumental Music Don “Doc” Smith served as chaperone for students Willie Grear and Justin Smith, who is Doc’s son. The four day event featured extensive rehearsals, performances and seminars at different venues in Music City.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 1st

Scouting for Food

November 1, 2013

Scouting for Food – Don’t forget to put out your grocery bags of non-perishable food items for the area Boy Scouts to collect this Saturday morning. All food collected will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank. The Boy Scouts of America “Thank You” for your generosity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown remains vigilant after Sandy

November 1, 2013

CHARLESTOWN — Kevin Gallup, Charlestown’s Emergency Management Agency director, doesn’t just react to storms like Hurricane Sandy – he anticipates them, learns from them, and is ready to mobilize the town for the next big one.

Gallup, who has been in public service for more than 30 years, said he first learned how to plan for storms from Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Bob in 1991.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ricci hosts Chariho public forums

November 1, 2013

RICHMOND — “Ask Questions...Get Answers... Give Feedback” was the theme of three open forums hosted by Barry Ricci, superintendent of Chariho Schools, in Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley kids get guided history lesson

November 1, 2013

HOPKINTON - Last Friday, Richard Prescott, president of the Hopkinton Historical Society and member of the first graduating class of Chariho High School, guided fourth grade Hope Valley Elementary School students through the streets of Hopkinton, stopping at sites along the way to discuss the historical importance of certain buildings and landmarks.

The students were led by their fourth grade social studies teacher, Denise Foggo.

“Every time we go on one of these tours, I learn something new,” said Foggo, taking notes along the way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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