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October 28th, 2013

Athletic budget discussed at special school committee meeting

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett School Committee reviewed the athletic budgets for Narragansett High School and Narragansett Pier School athletic during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Member Keith Ranaldi requested that the committee review the collected and organized data for expenses, revenues and donations regarding the athletic programs at the two schools.
“Information is strength so thank you for providing this for us,” said Ranaldi. “Things are good right now in our athletic program but we have way more potential, and that is why I brought this up to review today.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NES students learn how to get more bang for their buck

October 28, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Elementary School partnered with Westerly Community Credit Union to kick off the first day of the Save for America School Savings Program on Tuesday.
Save for America is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1980. It is the only program endorsed by The White House offices of Policy Development and Consumer Affairs, as well as the U.S. Department of Treasury and Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 25th

Rethinking business model for public institutions

October 25, 2013

KINGSTON – Why is public higher education important? What will it look like in the future?
Those were some of the questions David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, discussed Tuesday in his lecture, which was part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – A forgotten science project caused the evacuation of Pier Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
Narragansett Police Capt. Scott Perrin said Thursday that the police who were investigating the incident determined the “suspicious package” found around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, was merely a science experiment a student accidentally dropped the day before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Promoting breast cancer awareness a group effort

October 25, 2013

This year, more than 234,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nearly 40,000 of them will die.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A look inside Rhode Island’s prison system

October 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—At the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library in Narragansett Wednesday evening Roberta Richman, a 33-year employee at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections, spoke about the current climate and challenges facing the incarceration system, and why the state must look towards doing things differently.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern sets briefing schedule for fire cases

October 25, 2013

WARWICK—On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued his briefing schedule to hear oral arguments regarding the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board’s (SLRB) petition to enforce its decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, which would award them approximately $2.5 million in lost wages. Stern, who was named earlier this month as the presiding justice over any litigation between the Town of North Kingstown, the SLRB and the firefighters, will also hear statements on the town’s appeal of the SLRB’s decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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