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Archive - 2013

February 22nd

Planning Commission continues Rolling Greens discussion

February 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday evening, the Planning Commission met to discuss continued efforts to conceptualize an acceptable layout for the future retail/residential development at Rolling Greens on Route 102. The development’s architect, Donald Powers of Union Architects in Providence, presented five alternative layouts which could offer a workable area that is inviting to both the consumer public and those living within the development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wounded eagle recovering at NK wildlife center

February 22, 2013

SAUNDERSTOWN — Many across the state were shocked last week to hear about the bald eagle which was found near the Johnston Landfill, shot by an unknown assailant sometime in the recent past. The bird is now under the care of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) in Saunderstown, and was scheduled to undergo a CAT Scan on Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Station Nightclub Tragedy, A Decade Later - Friends, family remember, look ahead

February 22, 2013

Victims of deadly fire from Feb. 20, 2003 honored in annual ceremony; plans for permanent memorial unveiled Sunday

WEST WARWICK — Bound together by heartbreak and loss, relatives and friends of the 100 lost in the Station Fire on Feb. 20, 2003 gathered Sunday at the tragedy’s Cowesett Avenue site to share their grief and memories at the Station Fire Memorial Foundation’s 10th anniversary memorial service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young minds ring up great weekend

February 22, 2013

EGHS students enjoyed time constructing robot for annual FIRST Tech Challenge
WARWICK — During the summer, East Greenwich High’s Heather Shen participated in an electrical engineering class for the first time, gaining an understanding of how machinery works through science and updated technology.
It was that first that led both her and a few of her friends to another first.
Or rather, ‘FIRST.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond public works praised for storm response

February 22, 2013

WYOMING - Protection of trees and how the town responded to the historic blizzard were the main focuses at Tuesday night’s Richmond Town Council meeting.
Resident James Carnegis requested the tree ordinance, which did not receive a second and therefore did not go to vote at the town council’s last meeting, be reconsidered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New bill introduced to protect WPWA

February 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) reintroduced a bill Friday to make federal restoration and conservation resources available to the Pawcatuck River, as well as other South County and Southeast Connecticut streams.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unemployed workers sought to repair damages from Sandy

February 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Several state agencies are seeking unemployed workers to help repair facilities in South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown and Westerly that sustained damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks amendments to CRMC erosion draft

February 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of South Kingstown would like to make several amendments to the proposed experimental coastal erosion control rules for Matunuck and Misquamicut.
The Coastal Resources Management Council will hold a public workshop March 7 to review the working draft of the experimental coastal erosion control rules, first proposed in October.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

One Billion Rising to end violence against women

February 22, 2013

KINGSTON - URI students came together and showed off their dance moves on Valentine’s Day to help spread awareness to end violence against women as part of the worldwide One Billion Rising movement.

Dance parties, rallies and performances were held in more than 194 countries as part of a campaign that Eva Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," started to raise awareness.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 12th

Ogletree's visit to Kingston kicks off Black History Month celebrations

February 12, 2013

KINGSTON – The renowned Dr. Charles Ogletree, professor and director of The Houston Institute of Harvard Law School, kicked off Black History Month celebrations at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.

Ogletree discussed post-racial America in the age of President Barack Obama, who was a student of Ogletree’s during his time at Harvard Law School, before a standing room only crowd comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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