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May 22nd, 2014

Rumsey co-sponsors bill urging feds to identify drug ingredients

May 22, 2014


PROVIDENCE—Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey (Dist. 34—Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich) is among a number of state legislators who want to see greater accountability on the part of pharmaceutical companies regarding consumer knowledge. On May 6, the Rhode Island Senate passed a bill appealing to the U.S. Congress to require ‘country-of-origin’ labeling on consumer drugs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local students take top honors in Langevin artwork competition

May 22, 2014


PROVIDENCE—Two local high school students have recently been recognized by Congressman James Langevin for their artistic skills and keen eye for the creative. Exeter-West Greenwich senior Eleni Giannopoulos and North Kingstown High School junior Devan Phillips were selected as top three finalists for Langevin’s 14th annual Rhode Island Second Congressional High School Art Competition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State leaders urge safe return of kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria

May 22, 2014


PROVIDENCE—Hundreds gathered in front of the Rhode Island State House this past Friday evening to express their sadness at the nearly 300 schoolgirls who have been kidnapped in Nigeria. State representatives spoke alongside members of the Nigerian Community of Rhode Island (NCRI), urging for the safe release of the girls, as well as for the public to help put pressure on the U.S. government to take action.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Next Step: Exeter Job Corp graduates more than 60

May 22, 2014


EXETER—A year or more of hard work has finally paid off for Exeter Job Corps Academy graduates this past weekend as they were deservedly handed their high school diplomas or career technical certifications. State and local representatives gathered to give encouragement and hope to the students who will now add to the next generation of business leaders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Committee debates policy on cheating

May 22, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee engaged in a lively debate regarding revisions to the district’s grading policies for academic dishonesty. School committee members expressed particular concern that students who cheat or plagiarize might have the opportunity to gain credit, not exceeding 50 percent, for a falsely submitted document, the determination for which would be made by assistant principal of Teaching and Learning Dr. Michele Humbyrd.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 9th

Foster lauded for realizing a dream in journalism

May 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In the two decades he oversaw all operations of The Rhode Island Pendulum, William Allison Foster always strived his editorial and sales employees – most of them his own family – to do their best in providing East Greenwich, Cowesett and Potowomut quality community journalism.

Last Friday, the late former Pendulum publisher was enshrined as being one of the best to ever work in the Rhode Island newspaper industry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 8th

Deepwater Wind sets sights on West Coast development

May 8, 2014

Deepwater Wind announced plans Wednesday for another wind farm, this time on the West Coast.

The news followed an announcement earlier in the day of an agreement to protect marine mammals during construction activities for its Deepwater ONE project off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

According to Deepwater, the company entered into an agreement several months ago with Principle Power to develop the 30-megawatt WindFloat Pacific project, located off the coast of Coos Bay, Ore.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Quonset to BI Ferry decision docked for season

May 8, 2014

QUONSET – Attorneys and officials will meet June 18 to reset the procedural schedule regarding Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s proposal to operate a fast ferry between Quonset and Block Island.

The matter is before the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and the schedule was suspended while the Superior Court determined whether Instrastate Navigation and Block Island Express qualified for intervener status.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DWW agrees to measurements protecting marine ecosystems

May 8, 2014

Deepwater Wind, along with several environmental and conservation organizations, announced an agreement Wednesday to implement measures to protect marine mammals during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm.

The agreement specifically refers to the protection of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale in the area of the Deepwater ONE wind farm, which is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, about 17 miles south of Rhode Island, between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyeard. The Deepwater ONE project is separate from Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System projects, which are scheduled for permit hearings before the Coastal Resources Management Council on Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Peace Dale community dinner brings together all walks of life

May 8, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A community dinner at the Peacedale Congregational Church brings people from all different walks of life together for a free meal served restaurant-style every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

At the table closest to the kitchen this Wednesday, the discussion held over salad ranged from local government to claims of meeting Johnny Cash and catering John F. Kennedy’s birthday party.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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