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February 20th

Owl on the mend at Born to Be Wild

February 20, 2014

UPDATE: The owl will be released Saturday on Miner Road around 5 p.m.

NARRAGANSETT – An Eastern screech owl will soon be released back into the wild after being hit by a car on Miner Road in Saunderstown.
The owl is being rehabilitated at Born to Be Wild Nature Center in Bradford after he suffered head trauma in the crash.
Vivian Maxson, president of Born to Be Wild Nature Center, said a woman found the owl Jan. 31.

“One pupil is larger than the other, it kind of shows it’s a significant head injury,” Maxson said Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho towns advocate for new disaster relief grants

February 20, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — Representatives from Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton advocated for their towns’ needs at a special state presentation of new Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), which took place at Charlestown Town Hall last Thursday.

In “Version 3” of the grants, Washington County is set to receive about $15 million, which is 80 percent of the $19.4 million allocated to Rhode Island. The remaining 20 percent is reserved for statewide activities with an emphasis on Newport.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 19th

Legislators push to make calamari official RI appetizer

February 19, 2014

STATE HOUSE – A newspaper report of a few years ago had this lead paragraph: “An ugly, slimy Rhode Island secret has surfaced: Rhode Island is the East Coast capital of squid.”

It may be a secret that squid landings in Rhode Island accounts for about 50 percent of all squid taken along the eastern seaboard. But from here to Seattle and lots of places in between, it’s no secret that Rhode Island squid turned into calamari is a restaurant favorite.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Avoid cabin fever, screen time during February vacation

February 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - This week’s February vacation, combined with the relentless winter weather, may make for a tense situation for local families who have a hard time finding ways to escape the cabin fever.

Dr. Kate Roberts, a licensed clinical psychologist, school psychologist and consultant, aims to make sure that all of that time isn’t filled with video games, social media, television and other forms of pixelated entertainment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI Library exhibit features African American history display

February 19, 2014

KINGSTON–Did you know that an African American invented the potato chip? What do you know about the attacks on civil rights protestors in the 1960s by police who used dogs and fire hoses to subdue them?

You can learn about these and related topics this month simply by visiting a lobby display at the University of Rhode Island’s Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK fares well on NECAP special education scores

February 19, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - While the South Kingstown School District’s NECAP scores have remained consistent for several years, dropping only a couple of points this year in reading and writing, the special education department has good news regarding the NECAP scores of students with IEPs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Is American democracy beginning to unravel?

February 19, 2014

A few centuries ago it was pretty much taken for granted among political thinkers that democracy – that is, government by the people, as opposed to government by kings or nobles – could not long survive. This belief was based on a study of ancient democracies. Some of these ancient democracies had short but brilliant live, e.g., Athens. At first they were vibrant, creative, and prosperous. Then they got fat and lazy. Finally they were taken over by a foreign power or by a home-grown tyrant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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