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June 13th, 2012

Expanding global workforce through language excellence

June 13, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Federal leaders, local and state elected officials and educational leaders gathered at the state house Friday, June 8, for the public launch of the Rhode Island Roadmap to Language Excellence.

Program leaders and panel members, all with Rhode Island ties, described their experience as multilingual U.S. citizens and harped on the importance of language education, which is tied directly to an increase in cultural acceptance and understanding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

O'Neill, Fogarty square off yet again

June 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tempers flared at Monday night’s South Kingstown Town Council meeting when the issue of the sale of Browning Farm was addressed.

The council intended to hold a public informational hearing regarding development rights to Browning Farm. This pertains an application from the South Kingstown Land Trust for funding in accordance with the town’s “Open Space Project Funding Policy,” in order to potentially purchase the development rights to 14 or more acres of Browning Farm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian go similar ways

June 13, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Alex McLeod and Emily Wright, Valedictorian and Salutatorian for this year’s graduating class at Narragansett High School, are equally as proud to be representing their fellow classmates as top students in 2012. They did not, however, see their achievement as the singular goal of their high school career.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 12th

Politics as Usual: 38 Studios debacle has been Chafee's finest hour (OPINION)

June 12, 2012

Lincoln Chafee has had some stumbles in his first term as governor, but his performance handling the 38 Studios debacle has been his finest hour.
To put it in video game terms, he picked up the sword and shield and went out to tame the fire-breathing monster before it could do further harm to the citizenry. If he didn’t exactly save the day, he at least minimized the damage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 11th

Wickford gears up for 50th festival

June 11, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Wickford Art Festival (WAA), one of the most prestigious festivals in New England with over 400 artists scheduled to exhibit their “best of the best."
Many events are planned to mark the occasion as early as next weekend. But the events can’t begin without knowing how it all began.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton Town Hall consolodation costs on ballot

June 11, 2012

HOPKINTON - If you have ever been confused as to which door to use when standing outside the front entrance of Hopkinton Town Hall, you are not alone. Town Manager William McGarry admitted that the two front doors often cause confusion amongst visitors, and it would benefit all if town hall had a more prominent entrance way for the public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local scouts hit the big screen

June 11, 2012

WARWICK – Local boy scouts got a taste of fame at a screening of Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” at Showcase Cinema in Warwick Thursday night.

Excited shrieks echoed through the theater as the scouts saw themselves on the big screen.

“It was fun, it was a different experience,” said Noah Morin, 14, a local boy scout. “We had to wear really short shorts and get haircuts.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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