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Deepwater Wind hearings continue with CRMC

February 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean SAMP Subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will hold another public hearing in Narragansett to take public testimony on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System project proposals.

The subcommittee held the first of three hearings Tuesday evening at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus.

More than 60 people signed up to speak at the meeting, but Anne Maxwell Livingston, chair of the subcommittee ended the meeting shortly before 8 p.m., after nearly four hours.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHA aims to remove ‘troubled’ status

February 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - In December, the Narragansett Housing Authority [NHA] received a disturbing letter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] stating that the board and the executive director were unsatisfactory in several aspects, kicking off a long struggle to remove the “troubled” status from its shoulders.

At the housing authority meeting on Tuesday, Richard Longolucco from Coastal Housing Corporation met with the board to discuss ways to alleviate its troubled status with HUD, which must be done by June 30 of this year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Good news on NECAP math scores for Narragansett students

February 10, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Sixty-six percent of 11th graders at Narragansett High School achieved at or above proficient on the 2013 NECAP math exam.

The achievement represented a 21 percent increase in the total percentage of students achieving at or above proficient, which the Rhode Island Department of Education considers “statistically significant,” according to the NECAP scores released last week.

“It’s fabulous news,” Superintendent Katherine Sipala said of the score and improvement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CVS decision to stop selling cigarettes roundly applauded

February 10, 2014

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products at all of its stores beginning this fall.

By Oct. 1, CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in any of its 7,600 stores nationwide.

The Rhode Island-based national pharmacy chain is the first to take such action.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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