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Career and Technical students fare well in contest

April 4, 2014

COVENTRY—Out of 11 students from the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School to secure a medal in the SkillsUSA state championship, three took home gold and will be traveling to the national competition in June.

This national organization provides educational experiences to technical high school and colleges students alike.

It looks to train them in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Social media privacy act protects personal info

April 4, 2014

STATE HOUSE – The term “social media” seems to stand in direct contradiction to any concept of privacy, but as concerns grow about federal government intrusion into personal information, more state legislatures are acting to protect the privacy of their residents’ digital information.

With unanimous House passage Wednesday of 2014-H 7124A, Rhode Island stands poised to join the growing list of states taking action to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of social media account holders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Supreme Court eliminates limits on election donations

April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court eliminated limits on how much money donors can give in total in one election season.

While the decision overturned the restriction that an individual donor could give up to $123,200 per election cycle in total to all candidates or committees, it left the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate during a two-year election cycle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC awards $50,000 for fish ladder at Factory Pond

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Rhode Island Coastal Resource Management Council recently awarded funding to nine habitat restoration projects in the state, including $50,000 to a project to construct a fish ladder from Factory Brook to Factory Pond, a currently impeded spawning and rearing habitat for river herring.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals rally to preserve Larchwood Inn

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A grassroots organization with hopes to preserve the Larchwood Inn as a “beautiful gateway to the town” met in the Ascension Church on Wednesday night to discuss strategies that would make it difficult for the current proposal (the Alzheimer’s care facility) to go through.

The meeting was led by Marc Levitt, local writer and radio and television host.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mulchahey pleads no contest to DUI death resulting

April 4, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Following an May 2013 plea of innocence, James Mulcahey, 46, of 13 Debra Drive, Carolina, pleaded no contest to one charge of driving while under the influence with death resulting on Wednesday. The charge stems from a fatal accident in South Kingstown in 2012 that took the life of Donna Eddy, 53, of Warwick.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC subcommittee rules in favor of Deepwater

April 4, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean SAMP Subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of recommending Deepwater Wind’s application to construct the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System to the full CRMC.

After reviewing thousands of page of documents and hearing more than 10 hours of public testimony over three public hearings, all five subcommittee members said they were in favor of Deepwater’s application and proposed project during a workshop Thursday morning at URI’s Bay Campus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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