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March 22nd, 2013

Thanks to Chariho, Hopkinton gets a tax break

March 22, 2013

HOPKINTON—The town council plans to give taxpayers a further break on their tax bill with the recent funds freed up by the Chariho School District. The Chariho School Committee reduced its budget by $155,000 at a recent meeting, essentially returning $55,831 back to Hopkinton’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget.
The town council met in a budget workshop Monday night to discuss the use of the funds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Green Hill Beach Club succumbs to Sandy

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After barely surviving Hurricane Sandy, the Green Hill Beach Club collapsed Thursday.
The club, originally built in 1961, was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in the late 1970s. Facilities were continually updated over the past decade until Sandy left the elevated clubhouse standing on two support pilings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A legacy to Narragansett High School althletics program

March 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - When Narragansett High School alumnus, Todd Meleney, embarked on his journey to donate more than $100,000 to the Narragansett High School gymnasium project more than two years ago, he didn’t see his request to honor his lifetime friend and fellow classmate, Chad O’Brien as an obstacle or deterrent to bringing a new and improved gymnasium to the children of the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 11th

Prout student steps out wearing SNOX

March 11, 2013

WAKEFIELD – After developing a blood clot in her arm, a student at The Prout School in Wakefield was inspired to develop her own way of giving back.

Makena Masterson, a 16-year-old junior, was hospitalized with a four-inch blood clot in the summer of 2011 at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif.

She said her experience staying on the hematology floor changed her, as she saw children who were much more sick than she was.

“I was the only patient on the floor with hair,” she said. “I realized how lucky I was.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 8th

Students brighten up science skills with SMILE

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — Kids, no matter what the age, seem to love experiments and this weekend at the University of Rhode Island, 90 middle school students got to put their love to practice.
Students from five Rhode Island school districts traveled to the URI on Friday to take part in the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program’s Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Saunderstown resident named interim Dean of Pharmacy at URI

March 8, 2013

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island has named Dr. E. Paul Larrat as the new interim dean of Pharmacy while their search continues for a permanent selection. Larrat, who has been a member of the university’s Pharmacy faculty for 25 years, hopes to advance the department’s mission of providing well-informed and up-to-date pharmaceutical education in his role as interim dean.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reps gather to oppose gun registration bill

March 8, 2013

STATE HOUSE — Hundreds of constituents gathered last Thursday afternoon to hear a number of state representatives express their opposition to House Bill 5573, which would require gun owners 21 years of age and up to register their firearms with the local licensing authority, which in many cases is the state or local police.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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