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May 13th, 2011

Chafee delivers some good economic news to EG Chamber of Commerce

May 13, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

While some Rhode Islanders are panicking about the state’s budget and pension crises, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is hoping to win over the business community with a calm, I’ve-seen-this-before approach.

May 12th

NK School Committee makes its first cuts

May 13, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Two weeks ago, North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton cautioned the NK School Committee that if the town council did, in fact, level-fund the school district for fiscal year 2012, the resulting cuts necessary to bring the proposed budget into compliance would “cause a lot of pain in the district”.
Tuesday evening, that pain became very real.

Black bear pays a visit to West Kingston couple

May 12, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – When Charles and Jean Hickox awoke one morning at their Yawgoo Pond Road home, they did not expect to find a black bear rummaging through the birdfeeders in their back yard.

“We’ve seen him quite a few times. One morning we looked out and there he was. He spent the better part of the day hanging out in the backyard,” Jean Hickox said.

Fun had by all Richmond Rec's Huck Finn Day

May 12, 2011

RICHMOND -- If being eager could catch fish, the 16 kids who participated in Richmond Rec’s Huck Finn Day on Saturday all should have caught whales.

May 11th

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May 12, 2011

From the 'junkyard' to nationals, the Wickford Middle School Science Olympiad team has been on quite a ride this spring.
After coming in first at last month's state tournament, the team led by teacher Nancy LaPosta-Frazier earned its first-ever trip to nationals and will compete next week against the best and brightest scientific minds in the country on the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This week, we introduce you to the members of that team and profile their journey to the top of the state and beyond.

Exeter seeking slight increase

May 11, 2011

EXETER—Like a master chef holding a potful of an untested recipe, Exeter Town Council assistant Ken Findlay sat in front of his laptop computer Thursday night with the proposed FY 2012 budget for the Town of Exeter at his fingertips and did his best to see which combination of cuts and increases would please the greatest number of town council members during a special budget workshop meeting.
Tomorrow night, though, is the real test as that recipe goes out for public consumption for the first time.

Good time behavior bill passed in Senate last Thursday

May 11, 2011

PROVIDENCE - After it came to light that convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee could be released from prison 12 years earlier due to good time behavior, state lawmakers rushed to make sure that it would never happen again. Last Thursday they did just that.

Lil' Hazel Susan arrives on her own terms

May 11, 2011

RICHMOND -- Everything seemed normal when Susan Hassard went to her daughter's house last Thursday, April 28 to bring her to South County Hospital.

May 9th

Unforgettable Characters: Lifelong villager Adelaide Lynch had strong bond with mother

May 10, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When I was contemplating who would be a good subject to recall as we approach Mother’s Day, Adelaide Lynch instantly came to mind.
Known to everyone as Adie, she was a tiny force of nature in Wickford, a kindly woman who was passionate about animal rights, an early practitioner of power walking and an enthusiastic and celebrated bridge player.

Students rage the URI library

May 9, 2011

KINGSTON – With final exams under way at the University of Rhode Island and with students studying with their heads in their books, about 400 students rushed the student library Sunday night, closing down the study area. The event was organized by a Facebook group, URI Library Rage Class of 2011.

 

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