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March 29th, 2013

Extensive debate an experience for Hodgson

March 29, 2013

Multiple residents shared opinions about gay marriage during 12-hour session

Seeing a sea of people flood the rotunda and the Senate chamber at the State House Thursday evening was quite the profound experience for District 35 State Senator Dawson Hodgson.
It was also one of the many sights during what was an extremely long evening for both the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rhode Island residents who are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate in the capital city.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young ‘Jack rabbit’ jumps into action

March 29, 2013

With help of his mother and volunteers, Jack Ryan donated 150 Easter baskets to Crossroads

It was just a simple idea thought of by Jack Ryan, the son of New England Invitations owner Pamela D’Orsi-Ryan, where he wanted to make Easter baskets for needy children in the area.
Five years ago, the mother-and-son team made approximately eight baskets and donated them to charity. From there, other residents and community members offered to help to expand the gesture.
And boy did it expand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge Stern ruling: Copar can continue quarrying

March 29, 2013

Despite ‘private nuisance’ to neighbors, court won’t shut down business

WESTERLY – A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that Copar Quarries of Bradford can continue quarrying, as long as the company takes steps to “alter its processes” and correct the “private nuisance” the judge said Copar poses to its neighbors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Embattled Institute of International Sport director Doyle releases new novel

March 29, 2013

KINGSTON – While still under investigation, Daniel E. Doyle Jr., former executive director of the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island, has published a book.
Doyle’s novel, “An African Rebound,” is due out April 9, according to Amazon.com.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Middle School roof repairs underway

March 29, 2013

Recent spat of heavy weather responsible for damage to school

NARRAGANSETT - High winds and heavy rains created more grief for the town’s facilities team earlier this month, as the most recent ration of foul weather delivered another costly blow, tearing a large portion of the Narragansett Pier Middle School roof away from its bearings.
“When it started, we don’t know,” Gary F. Minett, facilities director, said at last week’s school committee meeting. “The last big wind storm we had caused the roof to come apart. It is a rubber roof that is glued to the insulation underneath. The glue held and the storm tore the insulation out.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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
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