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May 1st, 2012

Politics as Usual: Switch to the popular vote? Not so fast, folks (OPINION)

May 2, 2012

Every presidential year, it seems, a debate starts up about the curious constitutional custom of the Electoral College.
Because the Founding Fathers were scared silly about putting real power in the hands of the great unwashed (which, to be fair, was significantly illiterate, ill-informed and unfamiliar with the whole concept of self-government in the late 1700s), they concluded that the states would elect presidents rather than having a popular vote of the citizens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Wednesday, May 2

May 2, 2012

Baseball
Chariho at La Salle, 4 p.m.
Coventry at Pilgrim, 3:30 p.m.
East Greenwich at Lincoln, 6:30 p.m.
South Kingstown at Barrington, 4 p.m.
North Kingstown at Warwick Veterans, 4 p.m.
Prout vs. Shea at Max Read Field, 4:15 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
East Providence at Coventry, 3:30 p.m.
Scituate at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
North Kingstown at Barrington, 7 p.m.
Golf
Chariho, North Kingstown vs. Narragansett at Point Judith Country Club, 3 p.m.
Hendricken, Pilgrim vs. East Greenwich at Potowomut Golf Club, 3 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. Prout at Weekapaug Golf Club, 3 p.m.

SK’s own Jim Norman to be inducted into RI Radio Hall of Fame

May 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 1952 Jim Norman began broadcasting football and basketball games for the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate student.

Sixty years later, Norman, the retired URI director of sports information and commercial radio “Voice of the Rams,” has become a familiar voice to generations of fans who listened to his play-by-play of Ram athletics and synonymous with radio broadcasting in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out what happened at the SK Town Council meeting, in which they adopted the final budget along with a $7,000 contribution to the SRI Chamber.

Pancakes anyone? T's Restaurant is coming to Narragansett in the former site of the Red Stripe Restaurant.

The dugouts at Sprague Field are also getting a face lift.

Also, inside, South Kingstown's Jim Norman, a legend in Rhode Island sports broadcasting, is being inducted into the RI Radio Hall of Fame.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 30th

NK names its police officer, firefighters of the year

May 1, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Every year the North Kingstown Rotary Club, honors a North Kingstown police officer and firefighter of the year. This year’s honorees included an two-time winner of the award and a group of 10 firefighters who assisted in a confined-space rescue of two men.
Detective Sergeant Jeffrey St. Onge previously received the police officer of the year award in 1999 after responding to a stand-off on Bea Drive in town and in 2007 when he was working on internet fraud and embezzlement cases where he was able to uncover over $100,000 of fraud within the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 29th

Costa fighting Board of Governors

April 30, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last September, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education approved a controversial bill to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and the University of Rhode Island.
If Rep. Doreen Costa (R-North Kingstown and Exeter) has her way, however, that bill will soon be repealed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 28th

'Garden' delights quilt show visitors

April 29, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A wet rainy weekend couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 1,200 visitors to the Narragansett Bay Quilters’ Association’s “Garden of Quilts” show held Saturday and Sunday at North Kingstown High School.
Using a theme of nature, veteran and novice quilters created traditional flower gardens of fabric, bits of paradise that included birds and animals as well as farm scenes and collections of cotton-printed vegetables.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New upgrades for town?

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With three relatively quick unanimous approvals by the Town Council, there will be much-needed improvements to a few areas around the town in the near future.

On Monday at Town Hall, the Council gave the OK to award the bid of Alpha Electrical Contractors, Inc. for the decorative LED street lighting upgrade in the amount of $74,876.85, the lowest of the eight bids Duarte received back.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New plan for school renovations approved

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — When it comes to the upcoming renovations of Meadowbrook Farms School, the East Greenwich School Committee is considering Revision A.

Which in turn, is now Plan B.

In front of a full cafeteria at Cole Middle School Tuesday night, the committee heard every concern imaginable regarding the major construction project at the elementary school located on Chester Drive that is slated to commence this summer.

Read all about it in the April 26 edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Helen Tannehill celebrates centennial

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Helen Tannehill sat in her wheelchair in the main foyer of The Seasons East Greenwich on Monday, donning a pristine blue dress looking at all of the balloons and a vase of red roses on the table in front of her.

A person who loved growing numerous plants of her own, such as African Violets, Tannehill glazed over the small array of roses with fondness, as well as taking in the proud moment of reaching a milestone of life that very few people around have accomplished.

“I never thought I would’ve turned 100,” Tannehill said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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