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Archive - 2013

October 18th

More than just luck o' the Irish for Kelly Dance School

October 18, 2013

COVENTRY— Two students from The Kelly School of Irish Dance were able to secure a qualifying place in the world championships after competing in California last weekend.

Julie Cronin, a mother actively involved with the dance studio, explained that on Oct. 5, Megan Quirk of East Greenwich and Claire Jalbert of Westerly traveled to Redlands, California with owner of the studio Meghan Kelly to participate in the first annual Southern California Open Feis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 16th

Coventry hires new DPW director

October 16, 2013

COVENTRY — Town Manager Tom Hoover will get to lighten the load a little bit November 4, when Keith McGee assumes his new position as the Director for the Coventry Department of Works.

McGee, who has lived in town all his life and brings a vast amount of site construction experience, is looking forward to starting the job.

“I’ve been in the site construction business for 25 years with R.T. Nunes and Sons but I applied for the job in town because for me, it’s personal. I want to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps, who was the highway commissioner back in the day,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

District considering auction of fire equipment

October 11, 2013

COVENTRY — With three stations closed and some of the equipment and apparatus out of date or out of commission, members of the board of directors are considering putting some equipment and apparatus up for auction.

“North Kingstown Fire Department did it and put out advertisements to the department of pubic works, marinas and fire district publications because they had extra compressors, generators — for a fire station, that could generate a lot of money,” said board member Dan Lantz. “We could put that money into a separate account for future equipment purchases.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 10th

ON CAMPUS: EG grad Ross off and running

October 10, 2013

Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University men’s cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekend’s Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. His 8k time was 24:25 and it helped the Explorers finish sixth out of 47 teams.
Prior to that, Ross finished 16th out of 122 runners in the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA with a 4 mile time of 19:49.35.

Destiny Africa Children's Choir to perform Thursday in Kingston

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is presenting the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., at the URI Fine Arts Center.
Destiny Africa is a choir from Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda that raises their voices in song, hope and joy. The children’s Centre rescues children from war-town areas to offer them love, education, and a family environment which nurtures them to become agents of transformation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walk-a-While-Wednesdays promote fitness on campus

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- Students and Faculty at the University of Rhode Island joined together to kick off the URI Community “Walk-a-While Wednesdays” on Wednesday, Oct.2.
The “Walk- a While” event was created by the College of Human Science and Services and the Department of Kinesiology as way to promote and improve fitness around the campus. Students and faculty from the Department of Kinesiology acted as walking coaches during the lunch time stroll and will be present every Wednesday to guide walkers through each work session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students, faculty debate arming campus police

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON—On Monday afternoon, a panel of University of Rhode Island staff and faculty were on hand to field questions regarding the potential of arming campus police. The recent impetus for allowing campus police officers, who currently work unarmed, to carry weapons as a means of student and faculty safety stems from last April’s gun scare at URI.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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