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ALA continues fighting for better air quality (Letter)

November 15, 2011

To the Editor,

Congress has become increasingly fixated on dismantling clean air protections and impeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to improve public health. Last month, House Leaders passed the TRAIN Act, the most dangerous assault on the clean air protections ever. And now in the Senate, we have Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to thwart the implementation of the life-saving Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The rule is expected to protect the public from deadly toxins emitted by industrial plants in other states, of which citizens of Sen. Paul’s own state of Kentucky would benefit from greatly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Whitehouse and Reed speak during ‘Get Off Oil’ forum

November 15, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to a captivated audience of students, state representatives, and environmental advocates at the ‘Get Off Oil’ Forum, held this past Friday at Brown University. Two panels of local experts, from professors to businessmen convened to speak about various aspects regarding the globe’s reliance on fossil fuels which impact many facets of our everyday activities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thompson the driving force behind Briarbrook Auctions

November 15, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Auctioneer Nanci Thompson won’t give her age.

“If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be described as circa 1960 mid-century modern,” she said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

King brings many skills to QDC’s top job

November 15, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As Steven King drives visitors around the burgeoning Quonset Business Park, whose modernization and completion he oversees as managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation, he is asked a question.

Are you having fun?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

KC Hospital CEO Sandra Coletta: A Woman to Emulate

November 15, 2011

A woman knows: an apology can neutralize the fury.

In an era when most in corporate America seem to loathe in accepting personal responsibility for any given situation, the following is offered as a unique approach, all the more interesting in that this event occurred in our own back yard.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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