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October 25th

Parent liaison proposed for school committee

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Motivated by the parental outcry at the Chariho School Committee’s meeting on Sept. 24 over whether to hire a new principal at the Ashaway School, Catherine Guisti, a Hopkinton resident and mother of three, presented her proposal for a “parent liaison” volunteer position to the committee on Tuesday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 22nd

Breast health panel discussion tonight

October 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Tonight, as part of South County Hospital’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a panel of five physicians will tell the story of one breast cancer patient from diagnosis through treatment and recovery as part of a comprehensive free presentation for the public.

In addition, the physicians will discuss the latest diagnosis and treatment options for women with breast cancer. The panel, moderated by South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Sue Hall, RNP, will include a pathologist, radiologist, surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 21st

HopArts adds color to autumn weekend

October 21, 2013

HOPKINTON — This weekend’s fall foliage will be a colorful backdrop to HopArts Studio Trail, a two-day event featuring artists and artisans who open their studios to the public to show and sell their wares. In its eighth year, HopArts covers a seven-mile radius within Richmond and Hopkinton, which is easy to cover in a day’s journey.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 18th

More than just luck o' the Irish for Kelly Dance School

October 18, 2013

COVENTRY— Two students from The Kelly School of Irish Dance were able to secure a qualifying place in the world championships after competing in California last weekend.

Julie Cronin, a mother actively involved with the dance studio, explained that on Oct. 5, Megan Quirk of East Greenwich and Claire Jalbert of Westerly traveled to Redlands, California with owner of the studio Meghan Kelly to participate in the first annual Southern California Open Feis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 16th

Coventry hires new DPW director

October 16, 2013

COVENTRY — Town Manager Tom Hoover will get to lighten the load a little bit November 4, when Keith McGee assumes his new position as the Director for the Coventry Department of Works.

McGee, who has lived in town all his life and brings a vast amount of site construction experience, is looking forward to starting the job.

“I’ve been in the site construction business for 25 years with R.T. Nunes and Sons but I applied for the job in town because for me, it’s personal. I want to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps, who was the highway commissioner back in the day,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

District considering auction of fire equipment

October 11, 2013

COVENTRY — With three stations closed and some of the equipment and apparatus out of date or out of commission, members of the board of directors are considering putting some equipment and apparatus up for auction.

“North Kingstown Fire Department did it and put out advertisements to the department of pubic works, marinas and fire district publications because they had extra compressors, generators — for a fire station, that could generate a lot of money,” said board member Dan Lantz. “We could put that money into a separate account for future equipment purchases.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 10th

Destiny Africa Children's Choir to perform Thursday in Kingston

October 10, 2013

KINGSTON- The University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is presenting the Destiny Africa Children’s Choir on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., at the URI Fine Arts Center.
Destiny Africa is a choir from Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda that raises their voices in song, hope and joy. The children’s Centre rescues children from war-town areas to offer them love, education, and a family environment which nurtures them to become agents of transformation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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