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March 8th, 2012

Coast Guard meets with police, fishermen regarding response

March 8, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—United States Coast Guard representatives from the local Point Judith Lighthouse station and the Sector Southeastern New England station at Woods Hole, Mass. met with area fire and police departments, as well as the local fishing community, on Monday to discuss response procedures.

The Coast Guard has updated their response capabilities and protocols in regards to incidents occurring on the sea, and officials gathered at the Boat Station in Galilee to inform local fishermen and law enforcement of the changes which have been made in recent years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 7th

URI's Harris had his suspicions

March 8, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – Larry Harris has been around college basketball long enough and when word came down Sunday that University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach was being released from his contract and Harris and fellow assistant Pat Clarke wouldn’t have their contracts renewed, he wasn’t surprised.
“I was more disappointed than anything,” Harris said. “[Baron] has done a good job there and it’s the old analogy – when a guy is down let’s kick him.”

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 8, 2012

This weekend, members of the North Kingstown High School music department will present their rendition of the classic movie "Footloose".
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you an inside look at the production and show you how the students relate the classic tale to life in high school today.
Speaking of the high school, special education teacher Christine Healy was recognized last week by WJAR Channel 10 for her efforts in the classroom and the Standard-Times has all the info.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Final two minutes cost EWG a title shot

March 8, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – For 30 minutes, the Exeter-West Greenwich girls basketball team played like it was ready to go to the school’s first state championship game.
The last two minutes kept the Knights away from the Ryan Center.

SK budget reveals no tax hike

March 7, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While Governor Lincoln Chafee is proposing $88 million in tax hikes, in South Kingstown, Town Manager Stephen Alfred said there will be no more tax increases next year.

The good news is a testament to the town’s approach to handling its finances with a low bond debt and a highly funded pension system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 7, 2012

In today's paper, we have the start of the first budget workshops in South Kingstown, where Town Manager Stephen Alfred proposed no new tax increases.

In Narragansett, we have the story on how the Coast Guard changed their local response to incidents on the sea and how it affects the fishermen.

In sports, the headline story is how the University of Rhode Island Coach Jim Baron has been realeased from the remaining two years of his contract as Rams head basketball coach.

Inside, we have the story on how convicted killer Michael Woodmansee is being allowed to vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 6th

Today's playoff schedule - Wednesday, March 7

March 7, 2012

Girls basketball
State Semifinals
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. Bay View at Rhode Island College, 8 p.m.

Mariners on to D-II finals

March 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The old adage is defense wins championships.
The Narragansett girls basketball team will find out for sure Saturday afternoon.
Using an aggressive three-quarter court trap, the Mariners forced 27 turnovers and in the second half turned most of them into points as Narragansett outscored Moses Brown by 22 points in the final 12 minutes, 40 seconds in its 55-32 win Tuesday night in the Division II Semifinals at Rhode Island College.
The Mariners move on to the D-II final Saturday at the Ryan Center at 4:30 against Classical, which beat Johnston 38-37 in early game Tuesday.

Politics as Usual: Polls show Cicilline is going to need to accept blame (OPINION)

March 7, 2012

Like the guy in Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If,” Congressman David Cicilline seems to be keeping his head while all about him are losing theirs and blaming it on him.
Cicilline told me over the weekend: “I am going to do the only thing I know how to do and that is work hard every single day to represent the constituents in my district and do things that I think will improve the lives of the people that I serve.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee to cast his vote

March 6, 2012

CRANSTON – After submitting voter registration forms last month, convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee will be allowed to cast his vote in the April 24 primary as a democrat despite being locked up in the state mental institution.

The news, reported by ABC 6 News last night, has raised the question on whether those incarcerated, voluntarily or not, should have the right to vote.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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