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February 15th, 2012

Local college student immerses himself in New Orleans

February 15, 2012

Yes, the Superdome that had been torn up is gleaming again, conventions and celebrations have returned, and the good times are rolling again in New Orleans 6½ years after Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the city.

But there's a lot more to the story, as Mike McDevitt discovered over the holidays.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 15, 2012

In today's paper, Narragansett Recreation discuss the future of the athletic fields and Clarke Road facilities.

At Monday's South Kingstown meeting, it was part two of an argument between councilors and union leaders, who requested apologies from council members after last meeting's conduct.

We also have the story on Molly the Therapy Dog who created such comfort for patients at South County Hospital.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 14th

Curmudgeon's Corner: How does Wadovick's audit solve the problem?

February 15, 2012

On December 19th the North Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved the recommendation of town manager Mike Embury to engage the firm of Nadeau Wadovick LLC to conduct an audit of the school department’s financial situation in light of its projected deficit of $1.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CIA visits Chariho for food demonstartion

February 14, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho Career and Technical Center welcomed a special guest on Tuesday to give students in the Culinary Arts program taste of food service industry post-secondary education opportunities and employment possibilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 13th

Planning board devising new Exeter library site master plan

February 14, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The long-dormant property owned by Kevin Casey, of Connecticut, operating as Exeter Real Estate – once envisioned as a 99-unit development of senior housing called Cobblestone – is being reimagined.
At a recent planning board work session, Casey announced he's “reassessing his plans,” says Town Planner David W. Schweid. “The master plan [for the original Cobblestone] was approved in April 2008” but has never gone forward, leaving the property to become overgrown and weed-choked.
The economy has forced Casey's hand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 12th

Controversy smoldering on unopened fire academy

February 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – It has been six-and-a-half months since the ribbon was cut with enormous fanfare on the ultra-modern Rhode Island State Fire Academy on the grounds of the old Ladd School.
Some firefighters are grumbling because it’s still not open. So are experts scheduled to be part of the school’s faculty.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A candid talk regarding substance abuse

February 12, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - It is not often that you see parents and teens openly conversing about drug use in high school, but that was exactly the case Monday night in the Chariho High School library, where a group of seven students spoke candidly and answered the questions of worried parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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