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Reminder to parents: cut out the sugary sweets (Opinion)

November 6, 2011

Researchers are citing sugary drinks and snacks as a prime cause for the dramatic rise in Childhood Obesity and the related increases in Type II Diabetes and Heart Disease in children and teens. Here in Rhode Island the State Health Department has launched a campaign to curb children’s sugar consumption. Buses, radio, TV and newspaper ads are reminding parents to “Cut the Sugar”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Manufacturers should be held responsible for toxic waste (Opinion)

November 5, 2011

The amount of trash produced by homes and businesses that poses problems for public health and the environment keeps growing. It has reached the point where we must work out better ways to keep dangerous trash out of landfills and out of our water supplies. And we will have to decide who will be responsible, because when we leave that question unanswered, the burden inevitably falls on taxpayers and on innocent people who are exposed to toxic materials.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Serra faces additional charge

November 4, 2011

WAKEFIELD - A Chariho school committee member who was arrested by the Richmond Police Dept. for violating the state’s social host law was also arraigned on a second charge when she appeared at Fourth District Court on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire destroys historic mill in Ashaway

November 3, 2011

ASHAWAY–Flames lit up the night as a historic mill in Ashaway caught fire late Sunday, Oct. 30, and continued to burn into the early hours of Monday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chargers give ’Canes a black eye

November 1, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT.—Chariho football coach Mike Kelly is not the kind of guy who will brag about how good his team is, even if they are clearly one of the top contenders in Division II this year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho honors Andrew Polouski

October 31, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - “Chariho forever.”

Those were the words of Andrew Polouski as he stepped down from the podium at a Charlestown town council meeting a few years ago, recalls current Chariho School Committee Member Deborah Carney.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Endeavor marks 500th voyage

October 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island’s research vessel Endeavor returned to port this past Tuesday, number 500 in the ship’s long career of transporting scientists throughout the world’s oceans and reporting back millions of pieces of quality, oceanographic data. The most recent trip, however, took a step further by bringing undergraduates along to experience life onboard conducting research.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robbery defendant faces 35 years to serve for spree

October 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Michael Brooks, 50, pleaded no contest to four counts of first degree robbery for holding up and robbing four elderly women in towns across South County in August 2010. Brooks, whose last known address was 125 Knowlesway Extension, Narragansett, was brought before Superior Court Justice William Carnes and sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 as a maximum to serve.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Zoning Board gets fired up

October 28, 2011

RICHMOND - An application for a special use permit that would allow the construction of a proposed shooting range on Kingstown Road was presented to the zoning board at a meeting on Monday night, Oct. 24. After three hours of testimonies from professional witnesses, little was decided, and the meeting was continued to Monday, Nov. 14.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four Chariho students injured in car crash

October 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Four Chariho High School students suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized following a single-car crash that took place on Carolina Back Road (Route 112) during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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