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February 29th, 2012

School officials now hope for best

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — School officials are hoping for the best in their fiscal 2013 budget proposal, but prepared to face the 1 percent.

They’re not worried about anti-Wall Street protesters, however the possibility that they may be asked to cut drastically from the proposed $34,044,968 budget officials aired at a public hearing Tuesday night at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board OK's parking plans for two businesses

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — A pair of businesses along South County Trail that received approval from the Planning Board earlier this month were granted similar endorsements from the Zoning Board on Tuesday night at Town Hall.

Tucson Property Management LLC, owner of property at 1598 South County Trail, and 1672 South County Trail LLC, at 1672 South County Trail were both given permission by the board to improve their respective parking situations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Police presence could ease tensions at EGHS

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With a series of recent incidents at East Greenwich High School and several arrests, town and school officials are hoping the return of a police presence can help ease a potential crisis.

Although the regular resource officer’s position at the school has become a victim of budget cuts, Police Chief Thomas Coyle is hoping the return of one, albeit on a limited basis, will head off further troubles at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rocky Hill School’s big E-recycling day was no waste

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Sometimes, Rocky Hill School is on various TVs or web-streamed onto computers. On Saturday, various TVs and computers were on Rocky Hill School.

Tons of televisions – literally – copiers, old computers, scanners, fridges and anything electronic and out of use were left by hundreds of area residents, part of the first-ever, and an extremely successful, E-Waste Recycling Day fundraiser held in the school’s rear parking lot off Chinook Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hodgson submits benefit anti-fraud bill

February 29, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With statutory and regulatory criteria for receiving state benefits being tightened up, state Sen. Dawson T. Hodgson (R-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich) is targeting the fraud side of the equation in a bill he recently submitted to the General Assembly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 29, 2012

In today's paper find out why the South Kingstown Town Council extended the ban on LED lights to August.

We also have the story on last Friday's Save the Bay meeting in which Cox’s Ledge was removed from consideration for Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind project.

Also, find out about the Sunday morning fire that fire broke out in the engine room on the F/V Tradition in Galilee. Narragansett Fire Marshal James Given ruled the fire accidental, and no injuries were reported.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 28th

Curmudgeon's Corner: Contraception issue mroe government interference (OPINION)

February 29, 2012

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar. No doubt you noticed many of us walking around with a smudge of ashes on our foreheads. This marks the start of Lent, the season of self denial, prayer and almsgiving leading up to Easter Sunday on which Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead thereby affirming his divinity and gospel. It also recognizes that we are mortal creatures and that complete happiness cannot be found in material things.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 27th

Three floral shops to be sold

February 28, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Three once-thriving flower shops located in North Kingstown, East Greenwich and on the East Side of Providence are scheduled to be sold at a public mortgagee’s auction at noon on March 5.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI, DEM monitor duck habitats at proposed wind farm site

February 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Scientists from both the University of Rhode Island and Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have teamed up to monitor the habitats of sea ducks which may be affected by the wind farm being developed off of Block Island. Both groups, along with a number of other agencies, have implanted satellite transmitters in sea ducks which will monitor their movements and help scientists understand the locations where they live and sustain most frequently.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansett School Committee hashes out proposed charter changes

February 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The School Committee discussed the proposed charter changes last Wednesday evening which directly impact the school system and its employees. At the upcoming Feb. 27 public hearing, which will be held during the regular town council meeting, amendments regarding school committee size and the term service for members will be presented.

School Committee member Diane Nobles provided a summary of the proposed changes last Wednesday evening, including alterations to the physical structure of the charter amendments as they are seen on the page itself.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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