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Uplifting artwork from local students at SCH

November 27, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Art by students at Broad Rock Middle School and Curtis Corner Middle School is now on view at South County Hospital.

The hospital has been displaying student art at the hospital for 11 years.

Carol DiFrancesco, a hospital volunteer who coordinated the art display, said the art was originally displayed in patient rooms, but after the hospital was renovated, the display moved to a corridor.
“We frame up to 30 paintings and hang them,” DiFrancesco said.

She said the display is made possible thanks to donations of frames and discounts at craft store A.C. Moore.

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URI senior provides shining example of perseverance

November 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – In a series of events that can only be described as unlikely, coincidental and triumphant, a 22-year-old quadriplegic nurse named Janice Wray will graduate from URI next year and begin her work as a registered nurse and educator. Wray began her education in the nursing field for the same reasons as most.
“It just kind of fit. My dad had an accident when I was in high school, which brought me closer to the medical field – then it just clicked,” said Wray. “I love it.”

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Former Times Editor Goldstein remembers JFK

November 22, 2013

The hand-signed, family Christmas cards from the White House seemed an anomaly at the weekly Narragansett Times, unceremoniously tacked up as they were in the tiny, cluttered office of publisher Fred Wilson.
A 22-year-old, I was cutting some journalistic teeth at his homespun newspaper, having signed on post-Army during the holidays of 1962. That’s when Fred put up the last Christmas greeting Jack Kennedy would ever send him.

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After 38 years, Dr. Packer retires

November 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 38 years of dental practice in Wakefield, Dr. Thomas Packer has retired.
“So far, so good,” Packer said Tuesday of how his retirement is going so far. “I don’t have to set an alarm although in my head I still wake up at 5:30 every morning.”
Dr. Packer has practiced dentistry in town since 1975. He first came to Wakefield after he graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and began his practice sharing an office on Main Street with Dr. Joseph DiSano Sr.

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‘Thrill Killer’ Brissette not in Narragansett

November 22, 2013

Contrary to earlier media reports, recently paroled “thrill killer” Alfred A. Brissette Jr. is not living in Narragansett.
Several media outlets reported Tuesday, the day of Brissette’s release from state prison, that he was living in a halfway house, the Galilee Mission, in Narragansett.

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Council looks at zoning for SCTC’s new home

November 20, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Town Council discussed the zoning change request by South County Tourism Council to move their office headquarters to 375 Kingstown Road during a public hearing on Monday.
The current owner, the South County Jewish Collaborative, and the potential owner, the South County Tourism Council (SCTC), have submitted a petition to amend the future land use map of the town’s comprehensive plan to change the designation of the property from residential to commercial use.

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Taylor indicted on murder charges; will be arraigned next week

November 20, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Robert M. Taylor Friday with the May murder of his mother, Allison Taylor.
The grand jury indicted Taylor on charges of murder, mutilation of a corpse, two counts of larceny less than $1,500, and vandalism.
Taylor, 45, allegedly brutally murdered and dismembered his mother, 65, on at some point between May 3 and May 7 at a Caswell Street apartment.

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The emerging industry of aquaculture

November 20, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

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Hazard selected for RI Heritage Hall of Fame

November 20, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rowland Hazard was among nine prominent Rhode Islanders from the early 20th century who were inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Hazard, born in 1829, was an eighth generation descendant of Thomas Hazard, one of the nine founders of Newport.

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Makoko recounts journey from Congo to America

November 13, 2013

KINGSTON—As a child in the Congo, Georges Budagu Makoko remembers the beauty surrounding his village, the freedom and peace in which his family members lived. After the mass genocide in Rwanda in 1994, however, the region would never be the same again.

“We never had to worry about what we were going to eat tonight,” said Makoko at the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. “If you have money or not, you will still live, because we produced everything we lived on.”

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