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December 17th

Celebrations of Faith: Feeling holiday loss, many people not merry and bright

December 18, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Andrew Correia recalls the pain of holidays and other family gatherings after his beloved grandmother passed away.
“After Nana died,” he says, “Christmas was never the same; it still isn’t. Many people carry that [sense of loss] with them.”
The Rev. Lori Eldredge, pastor of the North Kingstown United Methodist Church, agrees, remembering the personal devastation following the death of her sister, to whom she was extremely close.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NE Tech master plan gets go-ahead

December 17, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Athletic fields come before dormitories. New England Institute of Technology officials told the Planning Board last Wednesday.

In receiving unanimous master plan approval for the former Rocky Hill Fairgrounds’ anticipated development over the next five years, NEIT also presented its anticipated 20-year plan for development well in back of its property, beyond three planned academic buildings, three residences and one building that could serve either purpose.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Odeum to reopen in March

December 17, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Happy news can't wait.

Because he needed the Town Council's permission to extend the Greenwich Odeum's property tax abatement past its original deadline that night, Odeum Corp. Chairman Frank Prosnitz announced Monday night his board had received the $141,900 grant it requested from the Champlin Foundations for restoration of the historic Main Street theater.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Seven decades later, memory of attacks still strong

December 17, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The words may have come slower last Wednesday, but you could still see the emotion in their faces and their memories of a day of action.

For Navy veterans Raymond J. Haerry and Gilbert J. Hawkins, along with four of their comrades, it was a day to remember not just the infamy, but the heroism, the scrambling to save their own lives and those of others as Japanese planes attacked their base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 60 years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Life's Sweet Song

December 17, 2011

EAST GREENWICH – Phoebe McBride Madden, a Cowesett resident who trained with Broadway's top coaches and enjoyed a long career performing in national tours and at such renowned locations at Sardi's in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has just released her second CD.

Titled “Phoebe In Love,” it follows her popular earlier work, “Phoebe Sings Broadway,” issued in Spring 2008. While the earlier CD “represented a lot of shows I'd been in,” Madden says the new collection “shows even more growth.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 16th

NK school bond passes

December 17, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Just two weeks after the school committee voted down a request to the town council for submiting enabling legislation for a $6.5 million bond for the purpose of funding Capital Improvement projects, it was back on the agenda at Tuesday's school committee meeting and, this time, for reconsideration.
The original vote took place on Nov. 3, failing 3-2 with William Mudge, Melvoid Benson and Joe Thompson casting the dissenting votes. Committee members Larry Ceresi and Richard Welch were absent from that meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS senior has a vision for school’s landscape design

December 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Through the collaboration of South Kingstown High School students and University of Rhode Island landscape architecture seniors, the high school’s landscape may take on a new shape in coming years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Name change lawsuit needs work

December 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Legal representatives of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) and the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck and Narragansett Chambers of Commerce met in court on Tuesday to present their statements regarding SKCC’s name change to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. A number of chambers in Washington County joined together in November to form the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island and have filed a lawsuit against SKCC for the name change, deeming it a hostile maneuver to weaken the strength of chambers of commerce throughout southern Rhode Island

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's The Narragansett Times

December 16, 2011

Though the fall college semester is coming to a close, it has not slowed news down at the University of Rhode Island. In today's paper, we have a story about how one East Greenwich's plans to introduce a bill has sparked debate across the state on whether campus police should carry guns.

We also have the story on President Dooley's proposed retirement incentive program for faculty and non-classified staff.

With the holidays fast approaching, the Courthouse Center for the Arts has begun its production of "Home for the Holidays", CCA’s take on Christmas time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cardozo replaces Serra on Chariho School Committee

December 16, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee is back at full strength.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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