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March 22nd

A legacy to Narragansett High School althletics program

March 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - When Narragansett High School alumnus, Todd Meleney, embarked on his journey to donate more than $100,000 to the Narragansett High School gymnasium project more than two years ago, he didn’t see his request to honor his lifetime friend and fellow classmate, Chad O’Brien as an obstacle or deterrent to bringing a new and improved gymnasium to the children of the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 11th

Prout student steps out wearing SNOX

March 11, 2013

WAKEFIELD – After developing a blood clot in her arm, a student at The Prout School in Wakefield was inspired to develop her own way of giving back.

Makena Masterson, a 16-year-old junior, was hospitalized with a four-inch blood clot in the summer of 2011 at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif.

She said her experience staying on the hematology floor changed her, as she saw children who were much more sick than she was.

“I was the only patient on the floor with hair,” she said. “I realized how lucky I was.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 8th

Students brighten up science skills with SMILE

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — Kids, no matter what the age, seem to love experiments and this weekend at the University of Rhode Island, 90 middle school students got to put their love to practice.
Students from five Rhode Island school districts traveled to the URI on Friday to take part in the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program’s Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Saunderstown resident named interim Dean of Pharmacy at URI

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island has named Dr. E. Paul Larrat as the new interim dean of Pharmacy while their search continues for a permanent selection. Larrat, who has been a member of the university’s Pharmacy faculty for 25 years, hopes to advance the department’s mission of providing well-informed and up-to-date pharmaceutical education in his role as interim dean.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reps gather to oppose gun registration bill

March 8, 2013

STATE HOUSE — Hundreds of constituents gathered last Thursday afternoon to hear a number of state representatives express their opposition to House Bill 5573, which would require gun owners 21 years of age and up to register their firearms with the local licensing authority, which in many cases is the state or local police.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sequestration could have impact on schools

March 8, 2013

Eight-percent decline in federal grant funds may take effect

EAST GREENWICH — Midway through Tuesday’s meeting inside the Cole Middle School library during the budget discussion, East Greenwich School Committee member Carolyn Mark made mention of the ‘S’ word that drew some concern with her fellow members.
No, not that one.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD close to buying new land

March 8, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The prospects of a new fire station being built in town got a little bit brighter last week.
East Greenwich Fire Chief Peter F. Henrikson addressed to the Board of Fire Commissioners Thursday evening, recommending that the Fire District enter a purchase and sales agreement for the site at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Post Road in the hopes of constructing a new Station 1.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Amendment would waive interest on one missed tax bill

March 8, 2013

HOPKINTON—A public hearing was held Monday night on an ordinance amendment meant to help taxpayers, and will come up for a vote at the town council’s next meeting.
The amendment, introduced by Hopkinton Town Council President Frank Landolfi, is one of the “small things we can do to help” the taxpayers—without affecting the town financially—that he said he is always looking for.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Copar Quarries public hearing continued, again

March 8, 2013

Another long night of legal wrangling on Tuesday; public hearing pushed to March 27

WESTERLY – After another long night of testimony from lawyers and others involved in the Copar Quarries appeal before the Westerly Zoning Board, the public hearing was continued, again.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents speak out on Chariho budget

March 8, 2013

RICHMOND — Local residents of the Chariho Regional School District had the opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions regarding the proposed school system’s budget last night.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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