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November 14th

Experiencing RI history in Hopkinton

November 14, 2011

HOPKINTON - Hope Valley Elementary Fourth Grade Social Studies Teacher Denise Moretti-Foggo believes that when students gain first-hand experience of what they are being taught, by seeing and touching, it helps them commit the knowledge to memory.

She had been teaching her students about the history of Rhode Island, and more specifically the history of Hopkinton, in recent weeks, in preparation for Historical Hopkinton: A Living History Day Field Trip.

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November 13th

High school develops new policy for student dropouts

November 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –A male high school graduate who works until age 65 will earn, on average, nearly $333,000 more than a high school dropout, while a worker with some college education will earn $538,000 more according to a report by Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings. These are some of the statistics South Kingstown guidance counselors and principals will use to convince students to finish their education after state law changed regarding when a student can withdraw from school.

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East Greenwich Little League to have lights next summer

November 14, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — A light snack and lights on a baseball field...somehow, they just go together.

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Boating accident leaves one dead

November 14, 2011

JAMESTOWN – A fishing trip turned deadly over the weekend when a boat carrying three friends sank in Jamestown, leading to one fatality.

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Stump Pond to benefit from state grant

November 14, 2011

COVENTRY- The Coventry Land Trust has received $325,000 after the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) awarded the state $4.3 million in open space grants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 12th

A Coast Guard veteran looks back on the history of the Barque Eagle (Opinion)

November 13, 2011

It seems the term “Tall Ship” must have come from John Masefield’s poem, Sea Fever. My sea-faring Dad quoted that poem to me a hundred times, but he never sailed in a Tall Ship. Still, as a seafarer, he too felt the romance that whistled with the wind in the rigging.

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Council requests repeal of tour tax

November 13, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously on Monday evening to request a repeal of the state tax on tour operations. The Rhode Island General Assembly passed the law for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year budget, and applies a sales tax upon local businesses who operate tour vehicles in the state.

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Christ Church to provide solace through candlelight

November 13, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – When a family has lost a loved one, especially near the holidays, they don’t want presents. They want presence.

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Vineyard, Navy stronghold share history

November 13, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There is a rich history where the Quonset Business Park is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Complaining everyday will only get you so far (Opinion)

November 13, 2011

Shakespeare inhabits it; so do Will Rogers, Booker T. Washington, William Butler Yeats, Swift, Pope, Keats, Dickinson and two hundred other giants. It is the 1948 book, ‘Leaves of Gold.’ Each week on these pages, our columnist gleans more pearls from its pages.

All we ever seem to do is complain.

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