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February 8th, 2013

Job Corps freeze concerns local reps

February 8, 2013

EXETER—Council members discussed the weakening of a valuable community program, the Exeter Job Corps Center, which faces an enrollment freeze, designated by the federal Department of Labor on Jan. 18.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern issues order for 24-hour shifts to end

February 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN— On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern upheld a December decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651, who have been at odds with the town council regarding a new collective bargaining agreement, ordering the town to end its imposition of 24-hour shifts for the firefighters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 1st

Native Amercian newborn swaddled in heritage

February 1, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A baby girl, born at South County Hospital Monday night, was taken home on a traditional Native American cradleboard Wednesday.
The girl, Nizhoni Jean Spears, born to Endawnis and Cassius Spears, Jr., of Ashaway, was swaddled and laced into the cradleboard, or “awéé t’saal” in Navajo, a tradition stemming from her Navajo and Narragansett heritage.
Each aspect of the cedar cradleboard, the same one that was used for the baby’s mother, is symbolic.
Edawnis’ mother, Gloria Moore, of Oklahoma, explained the significance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Greek organization gets extension for cultural center at URI

February 1, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island recently granted a one-time extension to the Hellenic Society Paideia to submit a proposal detailing the organization’s plans to complete a proposed cultural center and outdoor amphitheater at the university.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 29th

Today's schedule - Wednesday, January 30

January 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Men’s basketball
Virginia Commonwealth at URI, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Coventry at Smithfield, 7:15 p.m.
North Kingstown at La Salle, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Woonsocket, 5 p.m.
Prout at Portsmouth, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
West Warwick at Rogers, 7:30 p.m.
Boys swim
Smithfield vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
Girls swim
Smithfield vs. East Greenwich at East Providence, 6 p.m.
Wrestling
Chariho at Westerly, 7 p.m.
Coventry at Hendricken, 7 p.m.
Burrillville, Hope at East Greenwich, 5 p.m.
North Kingstown at Cranston West, 7 p.m.

January 28th

Today's schedule - Tuesday, January 29

January 29, 2013

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
Boys basketball
Chariho at Rogers, 7:30 p.m.
East Greenwich at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Barrington, 7 p.m.
Smithfield at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
North Providence at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at Smithfield, 6 p.m.
Coventry at Tolman, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Ponaganset, 7 p.m.
Central Falls at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Cumberland, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Woonsocket, 5 p.m.
Prout at East Providence, 7 p.m.
Cheerleading

Predicted storm wipes away sports schedule

January 28, 2013

With a storm in the forecast, all of today's local high school sports events have been wiped from the schedule.
Below is the list of the postponed games with rescheduled times, if available.

Boys basketball
Woonsocket at Coventry - To be determined
Cumberland at Exeter-West Greenwich - To be determined
Smithfield at North Kingstown - Tuesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at South Kingstown - To be determined
Cheerleading
Exeter-West Greenwich, North Kingstown at RIIL Meet at Portsmouth - Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m.
Boys swim

 

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