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March 29th, 2013

April fundraiser to help local family

March 29, 2013

Justin ‘Judd’ McGill benefit takes place Saturday, April 6 at Mettatuxet Yacht Club

NARRAGANSETT - Justin McGill woke up on a Friday morning in February and headed for the YMCA for an early morning swim - a routine he had become accustomed to as part of his weekly workouts that included swimming, biking, running and yoga. The 41-year-old Narragansett resident, husband, and father of three, didn’t have any inclination as to what was to come.
“I felt fine,” said McGill. “I got to the Y and swam early. Sometimes I go at 5 a.m. I had just finished 10 100-meter sets and was doing some fin work under water. I felt a strange sensation in my chest.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 22nd

Coventry NECAP scores hit the mark

March 22, 2013

COVENTRY — According to Coventry’s NECAP numbers, most of the district’s schools are above the state average, with a few exceptions.
According to the report, the majority of reading and math testing for grades three through six in all five elementary schools (Blackrock, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill, Washington Oak and Western Coventry) surpassed state averages.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry’s Stanley in running for RI group’s Woman of Year award

March 22, 2013

Angela Stanley raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; owns Coventry boutique

COVENTRY—Everyday, Angela Stanley, of Coventry, interacts with children in her boutique. To date, it hasn’t touched her personally, but through her store and her friends she has seen young lives affected by blood cancers like leukemia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

West Kingston Village study unveiled

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town of South Kingstown has received a $40,000 grant from the state for the planning of West Kingston Village, Vincent Murray, the town’s director of planning, announced Tuesday.
Members of the South Kingstown community convened at West Kingston Elementary School Tuesday for the West Kingston Village Study, during which experts presented a village study and residents provided input on their community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI public college tuition up 27 percent over last five years

March 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s public colleges have increased tuition over the last five years in an effort to help make up for lost state revenue, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sheehan wants office to combat government fraud, mismanagement

March 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In light of a report released last week by Governor Lincoln Chafee this past week uncovering fraud and mismanagement in the state’s food stamp (EBT) and Medicaid programs, Sen. James C. Sheehan (Dist.36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation which would establish a state inspector general’s office to help bring a higher level of consistency and efficiency to the state’s finances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reed visits Exeter Job Corps

March 22, 2013

EXETER—Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed paid a visit to the Exeter Job Corps Center this past Friday, speaking with students and other administrators about the work placement program’s importance in the local community and also the potential cuts which the federal government is predicting due to fiscal mismanagement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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