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June 26th, 2014

State honoring fallen NK soldier

June 26, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On June 27, 2005, Army Second Lt. Matthew Coutu, took part in a military convoy through the streets of Baghdad. He never returned, killed by a sniper’s bullet. Now, the soldier who had once called North Kingstown home will have a lasting memorial as the Rhode Island General Assembly approved to rename the bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Route 138.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK solicitor recognized by Providence College

June 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Providence College 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

Non-profit bringing global nutrition mission to Quonset

June 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Navyn Salem brought along her two children on a humanitarian mission to Haiti, a local woman abruptly handed over her own child to bring back to the U.S. Stories such as these have brought Salem to fight against global malnutrition, particularly among children, as the executive director of Edesia Global, a non-profit organization which develops portable, nutritious products for undersupplied countries, namely in Africa.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Openings aplenty for local candidates

June 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Let the season begin.
There are multiple seats up for grabs for the East Greenwich Town Council with a slew of potential candidates – one of them an incumbent – vying for them and hope to gain once all of the final votes are tallied this November.
A total of five positions are in need of filling after this term. Here is a complete overview of all of the current confirmed candidates seeking those seats within the chambers at Town Hall.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Synthetic pot sting busts local store owner

June 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — In conjunction with the Newport police and the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, East Greenwich police arrested a local convenience store owner last Wednesday afternoon for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana from his establishment.
Rakeshkumar R. Patel, 40, of 37 Anne Holst Court, Warwick, was taken into custody by officers, removed from his store – East Greenwich Farm, located at 360 Main St. – in handcuffs and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman crashes into SP cruiser

June 26, 2014

An East Greenwich woman was arrested for drunk driving by Rhode Island State Police after she struck a police cruiser on Interstate 95 in Providence over the weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ferrario named RI principal of the year

June 26, 2014

This article was originally published May 15, 2014

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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