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Makoko recounts journey from Congo to America

November 13, 2013

KINGSTON—As a child in the Congo, Georges Budagu Makoko remembers the beauty surrounding his village, the freedom and peace in which his family members lived. After the mass genocide in Rwanda in 1994, however, the region would never be the same again.

“We never had to worry about what we were going to eat tonight,” said Makoko at the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. “If you have money or not, you will still live, because we produced everything we lived on.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SCH to hold flu clinic on Sunday

November 13, 2013

Flu season is upon us.

The 2013-2014 flu season began last month and the disease will likely spread as folks gather for the upcoming holidays. Before holiday travel and festivities enter full swing, Lee Ann Quinn, director of South County Hospital’s Infection Prevention, Control and Safety Department advises everyone to get vaccinated.

The hospital’s final flu clinic will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17, at Christ the King Church in Kingston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., however Quinn pointed out that flu shots are readily available at most pharmacies.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fishing survey a family event in Galilee

November 13, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, conducted the second recreational fishing opportunity and scientific survey program on Monday.

Every year, DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is required to collect 200 samples of tautog in a diverse range of sizes for analysis in its scientific monitoring program. Data collected during the fish survey are used in the age structured stock assessment for that species.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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