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February 22nd

Young minds ring up great weekend

February 22, 2013

EGHS students enjoyed time constructing robot for annual FIRST Tech Challenge
WARWICK — During the summer, East Greenwich High’s Heather Shen participated in an electrical engineering class for the first time, gaining an understanding of how machinery works through science and updated technology.
It was that first that led both her and a few of her friends to another first.
Or rather, ‘FIRST.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond public works praised for storm response

February 22, 2013

WYOMING - Protection of trees and how the town responded to the historic blizzard were the main focuses at Tuesday night’s Richmond Town Council meeting.
Resident James Carnegis requested the tree ordinance, which did not receive a second and therefore did not go to vote at the town council’s last meeting, be reconsidered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New bill introduced to protect WPWA

February 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) reintroduced a bill Friday to make federal restoration and conservation resources available to the Pawcatuck River, as well as other South County and Southeast Connecticut streams.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unemployed workers sought to repair damages from Sandy

February 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Several state agencies are seeking unemployed workers to help repair facilities in South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown and Westerly that sustained damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town seeks amendments to CRMC erosion draft

February 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of South Kingstown would like to make several amendments to the proposed experimental coastal erosion control rules for Matunuck and Misquamicut.
The Coastal Resources Management Council will hold a public workshop March 7 to review the working draft of the experimental coastal erosion control rules, first proposed in October.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

One Billion Rising to end violence against women

February 22, 2013

KINGSTON - URI students came together and showed off their dance moves on Valentine’s Day to help spread awareness to end violence against women as part of the worldwide One Billion Rising movement.

Dance parties, rallies and performances were held in more than 194 countries as part of a campaign that Eva Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues," started to raise awareness.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 12th

Ogletree's visit to Kingston kicks off Black History Month celebrations

February 12, 2013

KINGSTON – The renowned Dr. Charles Ogletree, professor and director of The Houston Institute of Harvard Law School, kicked off Black History Month celebrations at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.

Ogletree discussed post-racial America in the age of President Barack Obama, who was a student of Ogletree’s during his time at Harvard Law School, before a standing room only crowd comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 11th

Council, EGFD spar over merger

February 11, 2013

Daly wants further talks about consolidation; Isaacs says voters have spoken

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich Fire District believes there should be further discussion regarding the possible merger with the Town of East Greenwich.
The Town Council, on the other hand, is taking the stance that the voters from the community have spoken from the Nov. 6 general election.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robbery suspects arrested

February 11, 2013

Two men charged in multiple hold-ups, including one in EG

Two men were arrested last Wednesday by local police in conjunction with a pair of robberies in both North Kingstown and East Greenwich earlier in the week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council applauds Brushy Brook ruling

February 11, 2013

SHAB decision and safety discussed in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON—The town council applauded their legal team Monday night for the recent ruling in Hopkinton’s favor by the State Housing Appeals Board concerning the Brushy Brook development.
The ruling upholds the planning board’s 2010 decision to limit the number of homes built and to ask for some reconfiguring of the layout of the plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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