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December 4th

CHS carpentry kids build for tomorrow

December 4, 2012

COVENTRY — Carpentry students at Coventry High School took what they learned in the classroom and constructed a giant gazebo, which ultimately benefited the Tomorrow Fund.

Carpentry teacher, Scott Leavitt explained that this was the sixth year his junior and senior students had built a structure to raise money for the organization.

He said it all began one day when a woman approached him in the carpentry shop at school.

“I didn’t know who she was but her mother worked at the high school,” he said. “She came in and asked if we could build a kids playhouse for the Tomorrow Fund.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 30th

Dooley on IIS: 'We know as much as you do'

November 30, 2012


PROVIDENCE—University of Rhode Island President David Dooley spoke to a gathering of media outlets at the Rhode Island Foundation on Wednesday to discuss the university’s achievements over the past year, as well as outline the institution’s future goals and overall vision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A fresh start for SK School Committee

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee voted Tuesday night to suspend the election of chair and vice-chair/clerk until after the annual summer retreat and they have received the communications subcommittee’s restructuring report.

The motion was initiated by Scott Mueller and school committee members voted six to one to approve the motion with newly elected member Jonathan Daly-LaBelle dissenting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Economic development a high priority in SK

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Economic development in South Kingstown is high on the priority list of the members of the South Kingstown Town Council for the next two years.

The members, including two who are in their first term, all cited economic development especially in South Kingstown’s villages, as well as working with South County Hospital and the University of Rhode Island as an issue they wish to address at Monday night’s meeting, their first as a group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Comprehensive Plan taking shape

November 30, 2012

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Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Fest

November 30, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—Handmade crafts, storytelling and lessons in eco-friendly living made Saturday’s Narragansett Indian Tribe Native Arts Festival at the Towers a hands-on celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey might bring to mind stories of the native Americans who taught the earliest European settlers how to live off the land in order to survive. But for some Narragansett tribal members, making the most of natural resources isn’t a relic of history—it’s a part of daily life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sandy will claim two of the five cottages on Browning's Beach

November 30, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Seventy-four years later, the devastation that resulted from the Hurricane of 1938 is still apparent in parts of Rhode Island. Pieces of foundations of old homes that once lined East Beach in Westerly poke through the sand. The Category 3 storm tore though dozens of Victorian-era cottages, which once sat proudly along southern Rhode Island’s shoreline, except for the five cottages on Browning’s Beach in Matunuck.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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