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January 7th, 2011

Appeals court upholds ‘orange sticker’ ordinance in Narragansett

January 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Rejecting the ACLU’s legal arguments, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Town of Narragansett’s highly-publicized 2005 “orange sticker” ordinance on Wednesday. However, in upholding the ordinance on its face, the court acknowledged that it could still be subject to constitutional challenge in its application to particular cases, and the ACLU plans to go back to court to pursue those challenges.

January 6th

Programs offered in area to combat human trafficking

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – There is actually a film involving sex, violence and children that advocates encourage the world to see in the light of day. To combat the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the state, Day One is asking all Rhode Islanders to help spread awareness and prevent the devastating exploitation of young women.

Fire district, town merger moving ahead

January 6, 2011

Discussion of a possible consolidation of the East Greenwich Fire District with town government officially moved beyond talk and into the factfinding phase Tuesday night.
The district’s newly formed committee to discuss consolidation began its task with a meeting at Fire Station No. 1 on Main Street after the district’s Board of Fire Commissioners and Town Council voted over the past two months to study the possibility of bringing fire and emergency rescue services under the town’s umbrella.

Damariscotta sinks in Pt. Judith; fishermen safe

January 6, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two local fishermen on Monday after the Damariscotta, captained and owned by South Kingstown resident Brian Loftes, sank less than 50 yards from the docks at Point Judith.

South County Hospital visionary Donald Ford remembered by family, colleagues

January 6, 2011

WAKEFIELD – In 1958 Donald L. Ford arrived from Philadelphia, Penn. to transform southern Rhode Island’s only major hospital, from a small country one to a modern medical facility. Revered for his care of patients and for the hospital staff, Ford, 89, of Narragansett, the former president and CEO of South County Hospital from 1958 to 1986 died Monday, Dec. 27 at the same hospital he devoted himself to in Wakefield.

Editorial: NK School Committee needs to come together

January 6, 2011

When news broke last week that School Committee member Melvoid Benson was going to resign from the North Kingstown Democratic Committee, the first response many had around town wasn’t shock or surprise. Instead, it was a simple shake of the head, an acknowledgment that the move wasn’t completely unexpected given how much in-fighting had occurred both in the School Committee itself and the party as a whole.
And that’s the problem.

Foote sues four parties, including state and Reales

January 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Six days after the sentencing of 27-year-old Laura Reale for a driving charge stemming from the death of Colin Foote, his father – Richard “Robin” Foote – has filed a four-party lawsuit against those “who are responsible” for the fatal crash.

January 5th

Chafee looks to unite the state

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE – For the state's economy to improve across the board in the next four years, Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee said in a recent sit-down interview that it will take certainty and unification.

Web Exclusive: Blue Cross to Hold Job Fair To Recruit Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (January 5, 2011) - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode
Island (BCBSRI) today announced plans to host a job fair to recruit
registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for several open
positions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
company's headquarters, 500 Exchange Street, Providence.
BCBSRI is looking to fill several full-time positions as part of its
ongoing efforts to improve the quality of healthcare delivered across
the state. These openings, which include nurse reviewers and care

January 4th

Residents turn out in droves to oppose turbines

January 5, 2011

Newly-elected representative Doreen Costa was one of a slew of local residents on hand at North Kingstown High School Tuesday night as the North Kingstown Planning Board continued discussions on a proposed 427-foot wind turbine set to be located at Stamp Farm.
Costa, who pledged to fight the turbine, cited a dozen concerns with the proposal at hand, from safety issues to potential property value losses and everything in between.

 

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