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Foremans one step closer in fight to reform good time law

February 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Foremans accomplished one more hurdle in their fight to reform Rhode Island’s good time law when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the “good time bill” introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKLT seeks donations to purchase Bud Browning Farm

February 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) is stepping up its fundraising efforts as the deadline to raise $125,000 to purchase the land they have waited six years to purchase at the Bud Browning Farm at 1176 Post Road.

As of early January, the South Kingstown Land Trust, the 501(c)3 nonprofit designated for the conservation and protection of natural resources and open spaces in town has raised just over $45,000 for the purchase of the conservation easement on the farmland. Yet, the land trust needs an additional $80,000 from private funds by March 31 to secure the deal.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out how Narragansett Town officials may seek an increase to Pier water rates to strengthen the finances of the town.

We also have the recap on this week's first ever South County Cash Mob, in which Jennifer Dowell of Jennifer's Chocolates was surprised with a storm of 50 customers Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: The concept of 'free speech' still confuses some (OPINION)

February 1, 2012

Jessica Ahlquist has so dominated the media the last two weeks that I am beginning to wonder whether The Providence Journal is the house organ for the ACLU.
Federal Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ruled that a banner that begins with “Heavenly Father” and ends with “Amen” is a violation of 16-year old Jessica Ahlquist’s rights which the judge said is not allowed under the doctrine of separation of state and church under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

She's helping people help their pets

January 31, 2012

RICHMOND - Carol Terranova’s beloved Yellow Lab Maggie was a rescue dog. While the pair spent many happy days together, Maggie passed away in December, 2011.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 30th

URI sets sights on former students

January 31, 2012

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is offering a chance for some former students to return to school and finish what they started.
URI launched the pilot program, “Finish What You Started” this month to give students who completed three quarters of their degree but did not finish an opportunity to complete those last few credits and earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

United Chambers unsure of next step

January 30, 2012

WESTERLY - Last week, Washington County Superior Court Judge Brian Stern made a ruling against a temporary injection that was aimed to prevent the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce from changing its name to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (SRICC).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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