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Coventry NECAP scores hit the mark

March 22, 2013

COVENTRY — According to Coventry’s NECAP numbers, most of the district’s schools are above the state average, with a few exceptions.
According to the report, the majority of reading and math testing for grades three through six in all five elementary schools (Blackrock, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill, Washington Oak and Western Coventry) surpassed state averages.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry’s Stanley in running for RI group’s Woman of Year award

March 22, 2013

Angela Stanley raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; owns Coventry boutique

COVENTRY—Everyday, Angela Stanley, of Coventry, interacts with children in her boutique. To date, it hasn’t touched her personally, but through her store and her friends she has seen young lives affected by blood cancers like leukemia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

West Kingston Village study unveiled

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town of South Kingstown has received a $40,000 grant from the state for the planning of West Kingston Village, Vincent Murray, the town’s director of planning, announced Tuesday.
Members of the South Kingstown community convened at West Kingston Elementary School Tuesday for the West Kingston Village Study, during which experts presented a village study and residents provided input on their community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI public college tuition up 27 percent over last five years

March 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s public colleges have increased tuition over the last five years in an effort to help make up for lost state revenue, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sheehan wants office to combat government fraud, mismanagement

March 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In light of a report released last week by Governor Lincoln Chafee this past week uncovering fraud and mismanagement in the state’s food stamp (EBT) and Medicaid programs, Sen. James C. Sheehan (Dist.36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation which would establish a state inspector general’s office to help bring a higher level of consistency and efficiency to the state’s finances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reed visits Exeter Job Corps

March 22, 2013

EXETER—Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed paid a visit to the Exeter Job Corps Center this past Friday, speaking with students and other administrators about the work placement program’s importance in the local community and also the potential cuts which the federal government is predicting due to fiscal mismanagement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local veteran to take part in ‘Honor Flight’ trip to Nation’s Capital

March 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — One day while reading the paper, Tom Boyle, a former veteran of the United States Navy who was stationed in Algeria during World War II, saw an article about an ‘Honor Flight,’ a program that offers veterans the opportunity to be taken on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Curious and intrigued, Boyle filled out the application and mailed it in to the Rhode Island Fire Chief’s Association, taking a proverbial shot in the dark in the hopes of visiting the Nation’s Capital for the very first time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NEIT receives $2.5M to establish shipbuilding institute

March 22, 2013

Thanks to receiving a major grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, a new major curriculum is in the final stages of development at the New England Institute of Technology.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Town Council approves tree ordinance

March 22, 2013

RICHMOND – More than 20 residents were present Tuesday for a public hearing on the proposed town tree ordinance, which the Richmond Town Council approved in a 4-1 vote.
The purpose of the ordinance is “to preserve and maintain trees on town property and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of Richmond.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thanks to Chariho, Hopkinton gets a tax break

March 22, 2013

HOPKINTON—The town council plans to give taxpayers a further break on their tax bill with the recent funds freed up by the Chariho School District. The Chariho School Committee reduced its budget by $155,000 at a recent meeting, essentially returning $55,831 back to Hopkinton’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget.
The town council met in a budget workshop Monday night to discuss the use of the funds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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