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September 30th

Flying with the fishes

September 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Dept. of Environmental Managment’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has a goal: to sustain the wildlife habitats and fisheries of Rhode Island’s woods and wetlands. To help achieve this goal, they host an Aquatic Resource Education Program every fall to help educate people on how to be safe and responsible with the environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 29th

Witnesses undergo closer examination

September 30, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – “Camden Fry died of cardiac arrest due to asphyxia due to manual strangulation and the manner of death is homicide.“
This was the finding of former Rhode Island Medical Examiner Dr. William Cox, who performed the four-hour autopsy on Camden and who testified Tuesday afternoon at Washington County Superior Court in the trial of the State of Rhode Island vs. Kimberly Fry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

LaPlante Center files lawsuit against RI

September 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center in Wakefield, many members dedicate their time to volunteering in the community whether they help deliver bread to people in need or volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

However, the work these members do to make a difference in the lives of those around them may change after the state proposed a $600,000 cut in funds to the LaPlante Center, a budget decision that will directly impact the programs that allows the center to provide volunteer and work opportunities to its members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deficient bridges across South County

September 29, 2011

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RIPIRG) released a report on Thursday, Sept. 22, stating that 163 bridges, or 21.6 per cent of all bridges in the state, are rated structurally deficient by government standards. According to the these numbers, Rhode Island has the fourth worst bridge conditions in the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 28th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

September 29, 2011

The Kimberly Fry trial entered its second week this week and the Standard Times has you covered on all the latest news.
In this week's edition, we bring you all the most current information from the trial as well as provide you updates on the NECAP science testing in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich, plus bring you all the features you've come to know and love from our paper each and every week, including an update on the new head of the NK Free Library.
Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 28, 2011

The state pension and budget cuts has everyone up in arms and angered over the current economic conditions. Those that have had it with budget cuts are taking action. Find out why the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center in Wakefield has filed lawsuit against the state in today's paper.

After putting forth expenditures on the town council agenda concerning a refurbished break room at the town hall, the council decided to review Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 27th

Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's public employee pension follies continue

September 28, 2011

By RICHARD AUGUST
Special to the Standard

Last week General Treasurer Raimondo’s Pension Advisory Board met for the last time. As advertised, the 12-person board made no recommendations for fixing the existing pension mess.
The Friday before that, a coalition of eight public employee unions launched a ten-minute You Tube video and sent out a mailer to 30,000 Rhode Island households described as the opening of their fight to preserve the status quo.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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