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October 21st, 2011

Breast Cancer Coalition demands: find a cure

October 21, 2011

COVENTRY – The Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition, a statewide organization with national ties, is challenging medical researchers: End breast cancer by 2020.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett woman arrested on murder charge

October 21, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—-Narragansett Police officers apprehended Cara L. Rintala, 45, at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. Rintala has been indicted by the Hampshire Grand Jury in Massachusetts on the 2010 murder of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, 37, in their former home at 18 Barton Street in Granby, Massachusetts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

October 21, 2011

This week Rhode Island has been grappling with the new pension plan proposal at the State House. In today's paper, find out what local representatives and local union leaders think about Chafee's and Raimondo's pension proposal to fix the $7.3 million unfunded pension liability and how it may affect you.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire Prevention Week becomes family affair

October 21, 2011

EAST GREENWICH - National Fire Prevention Week became a family event last week at Stork's Nest Child Academy when Smokey the Bear came to visit preschool classes.

But Smokey, with help from R.I. Department of Environmental Management Senior Forest Ranger David Palumbo, was keeping a little secret from most of the children present.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals become 'Occupied' in Providence last weekend

October 21, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — While some in the local media portray Occupy Providence as a movement powered largely by Brown University students and a few disaffected 1960’s radicals, two East Greenwich residents offer opposing evidence.

For Tom Judd, a 2003 East Greenwich High School graduate struggling to establish himself professionally and finding himself unemployed and back home, the group – a local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement which charges banks and large financial firms with triggering the three-year-plus economic downturn – offers the opportunity to work toward a solution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stump Dump case reaches home stretch

October 21, 2011

RICHMOND - A multi-year long case involving the town, the state and a businessman regarding the property he owns off Skunk Hill Road could very well be over by next week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 20th

Budget meeting paints grim picture

October 21, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Budget season is looming for both the North Kingstown Town Council and the School Committee and, if Monday night is an indication, it’s not going to be pretty.
In an attempt to begin discussing the major challenges both the town and schools will soon face, the two elected branches of local government met in a joint session before the public where they each stated their case about the difficult choices that lie ahead.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whitehouse hears URI students’ concerns on Pell Grants

October 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited the University of Rhode Island on Friday to listen to students’ concerns about further cuts to Pell Grant funding for the next school year.
Whitehouse recently introduced a resolution in the Senate defending the Pell Grant and discouraging any cuts to the program. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Al Franken (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansetts attend "Carcieri fix" hearing

October 20, 2011

A Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing was held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 13, to consider and review the countrywide effects of the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar that found Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, did not have authority to take Narragansett Indian tribal land into federal trust.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 19th

The pension crisis hits home

October 20, 2011

Tuesday night state leaders became poised to make history as the General Assembly met during a one-day special legislation on the proposed pension reform. For 10 months, Rhode Islanders from across the state, from state employees to retirees to teachers to public safety workers and cities and towns have been anticipating Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s proposal to save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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