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Unified basketball a hit at CHS

May 6, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry Head Coach Stephen McKanna cheered on his Unified Basketball team as they played their last game of the season Wednesday afternoon against Warwick Vets.
Unified Basketball falls under the Project Unify program, which looks to keep students with intellectual disabilities active through sports and is endorsed by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friday drug bust nets quartet in Harris

May 6, 2013

WEST WARWICK – West Warwick and Coventry police once again proved their commitment to keeping the area drug-free last week, concluding a four-month investigation with the arrests of four individuals and the execution of a pair of search warrants; delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture of marijuana are the charges brought on the individuals at the center of the arrest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Comp plan goals and policies drafted

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — The Narragansett Planning Board held a workshop Tuesday to discuss the town’s comprehensive plan. Consultant Nathan E. Kelley, senior planner with Horlsey Witten Group, reviewed the draft of goals and policies regarding community services, facilities, natural hazards and energy. Terence Fleming, chairman, moderated the session.
“We will look at the goals and policies tonight just to check that our framework is complete and that we are comfortable moving forward to identify subsequent action items,” said Kelly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Studying the aquatic environment

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — On Wednesday afternoon, local scientists, shellfishermen and graduate students gathered at the University of Rhode Island to listen to a series of lectures from researchers who have been studying the aquatic environments of Narragansett Bay. Professor of Oceanography Chris Kincaid first presented his work at the event, organized by Rhode Island Sea Grant, on water circulation in the bay and its impact on nutrient distribution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown awarded $70,000 for trail improvements

May 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE — This past Friday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Trails Advisory Committee, announced that it is awarding $1.52 million worth in funding for recreational trail projects throughout the state. In South County, five initiatives have received money, including the refurbishment of 3.5 miles of trails in North Kingstown and creation of a new trail on the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Russell agrees to release slain bomber’s body

May 6, 2013

Tsarnaev family prepared to receive son Tamerlane’s remains

PROVIDENCE—According to statement released on Tuesday by her attorney Amato DeLuca, Katherine Russell and the Tsarnaev family will be able to receive the remains of her slain husband, the Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlane Tsarnaev. Russell, a native of North Kingstown, has been the center of an FBI investigation regarding her knowledge of her husband’s activities leading up to his April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon and subsequent evasion of police, resulting in four deaths and over 170 people injured.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Uncertain future affecting EGFD’s budget process

May 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Usually at this point of the year, the East Greenwich Fire District is hammering down some numbers and preparing a budget for the upcoming year without much worry.
But this year is much different in that the future of the Fire District’s existence is extremely uncertain given the clock is ticking on when the legislation to merge the Fire Department into the Town of East Greenwich will take effect.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bombing suspect tied to West Warwick man

May 6, 2013

‘Misha’ being accused by Tsarnaev family of radicalizing eldest son

WEST WARWICK— A man who was accused of mentoring the two Boston bombing suspects was traced to an apartment in West Warwick, where he lives with his two parents.
According to the New York Review of Books, Mikhail Allakhverdov, known as “Misha,” was accused by the Tasrnaev family of radicalizing Tamerlan, the oldest of the bombing suspects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Same-sex marriage bill passes in Senate

May 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE — History was made Wednesday afternoon as members of the State Senate voted to approve 26-12 a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Rhode Island.
Because of the approval by the senate, the bill will now be heard by the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday. If approved, it will be passed along for a full floor vote on Thursday, before landing on Governor Lincoln Chafee’s desk to be signed into law. Chafee has already said that if the legislation reaches his desk, he will sign it into law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget level-fund costly to Richmond

May 6, 2013

RICHMOND – The Chariho School Committee’s vote last week to level-fund the school budget will cost the town of Richmond more money, according to Dave Krugman, the town’s finance director.
“Even though they level funded it’s still detrimental to the town,” Krugman said Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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