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Rethinking business model for public institutions

October 25, 2013

KINGSTON – Why is public higher education important? What will it look like in the future?
Those were some of the questions David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, discussed Tuesday in his lecture, which was part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A forgotten science project caused the evacuation of Pier Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
Narragansett Police Capt. Scott Perrin said Thursday that the police who were investigating the incident determined the “suspicious package” found around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, was merely a science experiment a student accidentally dropped the day before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Promoting breast cancer awareness a group effort

October 25, 2013

This year, more than 234,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nearly 40,000 of them will die.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A look inside Rhode Island’s prison system

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library in Narragansett Wednesday evening Roberta Richman, a 33-year employee at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections, spoke about the current climate and challenges facing the incarceration system, and why the state must look towards doing things differently.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern sets briefing schedule for fire cases

October 25, 2013

WARWICK—On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued his briefing schedule to hear oral arguments regarding the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board’s (SLRB) petition to enforce its decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, which would award them approximately $2.5 million in lost wages. Stern, who was named earlier this month as the presiding justice over any litigation between the Town of North Kingstown, the SLRB and the firefighters, will also hear statements on the town’s appeal of the SLRB’s decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter recall vote to move forward

October 25, 2013

EXETER—Late last week, the town’s Board of Canvassers confirmed that the requisite 496 signatures were all Exeter residents, which sets in motion a recall of four town council members. This past June, a group of Exeter residents formed a petition committee in order to collect signatures from fellow residents in support of removing the Exeter Town Council members for their attempts to change the authority for concealed weapons permitting from the town clerk to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, among other issues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

America’s Cup victor returns to his roots at Rocky Hill

October 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH - A recent America’s Cup winner, who is also a Rocky Hill School alum, was a welcome addition to the school’s 2013 Homecoming events.
Faculty, staff, current and former students, and parents all gathered around Jerome “Rome” Kirby IV who graduated from Rocky Hill in 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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