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Archive - 2014

June 26th

Hodgson humbled to serve

June 26, 2014

Every time he walked through the heavy main doors at the State House, through the rotunda and took his seat inside the Senate chamber, District 35 Sen. Dawson Hodgson always felt gratitude and humble being amongst other state officials creating policies and standing up for the residents her serves in North Kingstown, East Greenwich, Narragansett and South Kingstown over the past four years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council considers TVD land parcel purchase

June 26, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday’s special town council meeting, Interim Town Planner Jane Weidman informed the council that a land parcel, Plat 13 Lot 5, was for sale in the Traditional Village District (TVD) and asked that the council consider possible uses for the site. The parcel serves as the parking lot for the General Stanton Flea Market.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI making strides with waterway monitoring

June 26, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island has its fair share of problems, but according to a report produced by Environment Rhode Island, toxic dumping is not one of them. The non-profit research and policy organization released its ‘Wasting Our Waterways,’ report on Thursday, which highlights the country’s ongoing battle to lessen the impact of toxic waste pollution on its rivers, lakes and shorelines.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Task Force takes steps to lower youth tobacco use

June 26, 2014

WESTERLY — For Astrid Meijer, Tobacco Program Coordinator of the Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention, lowering and ultimately preventing youth tobacco usage is the goal, and she has worked to achieve it step by step.
“The energy you have to get together for this work – it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon,” she said.
At Friday’s “Tobacco Summit” held at the Westerly Library, Meijer was one of six speakers to address the day’s topic,“Tackling Youth Tobacco use in Rhode Island’s More Rural Communities.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 25th

RI makes strides with waterway monitoring

June 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island has its fair share of problems, but according to a report produced by Environment Rhode Island, toxic dumping is not one of them. The non-profit research and policy organization released its ‘Wasting Our Waterways,’ report on Thursday, which highlights the country’s ongoing battle to lessen the impact of toxic waste pollution on its rivers, lakes and shorelines.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission re-established

June 25, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The town council officially re-established the Saugatucket Park Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission on Monday night and tasked the group with finding additional names for inscription on the Saugatucket Park memorial wall.
Stephen Stewart, a member of the commission in the past, was the catalyst for the town council discussion and, ultimately, the decision to re-establish the group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett man wins Providence College Faithful Friar award

June 25, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Providence College (PC) National Alumni Association presented Narragansett resident James H. Reilly III with the Faithful Friar Award during the college’s annual reunion weekend in May. He received the award for his continue commitment and dedication of time to the college since having graduated in 1969.
Reilly graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science before obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University. He has since continued to be involved with PC as well as the greater community for many years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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