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November 8th

URI generating major economic activity

November 8, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island directly and indirectly generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported 8,200 jobs and provided $392 million in wages in fiscal year 2012, according to a newly released report, “The Economic Impact of the University of Rhode Island.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School, bus officials respond to Sanford’s arrest

November 8, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — The library inside Eldredge Elementary School Monday afternoon was wall to wall with concerned parents looking for answers from the many questions they asked to school, police and bus officials regarding last week’s arrest of an East Greenwich bus monitor for allegedly being involved with possessing and transferring child pornography.
Last Thursday afternoon, members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, with the assistance of the United States Marshals

For more information, pick up The Pendulum

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Birds of a feather

November 8, 2013

WAKEFIELD – Lazicki’s Bird House and Rescue is in need of a new home.
The non-profit, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of unwanted, abused or abandoned exotic birds, needs to relocate by Dec. 30 before its present location is demolished.

For more information, pick up The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Baccari pleads not guilty

November 8, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Tuesday, Richard P. Baccari, the Narragansett resident who has been indicted for conspiracy and bribery, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Court Justice Patricia A. Sullivan. Baccari was indicted last week for bribing a group of North Providence councilmen, through his development firm, Churchill and Banks, LLC, to push through plans to build a supermarket.

For more information, pick up The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'Tiger' honors fallen soldiers with epic walk

November 8, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - An Operation Desert Storm Veteran honored the lives lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars by taking an approximately six-month walk across the United States.  
The journey began about 18 months ago, when Joe "Tiger" Patrick II, veteran and volunteer at Ground Zero in 2001, wanted to recognize those fallen in the world trade center by walking from Washington, D.C., to the site in Shanksville, Pa., where the plane went down on Sept. 11, 2001. Patrick then decided that he needed to do more than the approximately 450 mile walk he had completed, and chose to walk across the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning Commission approves TOS recommendation

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission approved its recommendation to the town council to make Comprehensive Plan amendments which would allow for the future creation of Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs). The commission has discussed at length over the past months the potential of such developments, centered on Wickford Junction train station, to create a future hub of pedestrian friendly residential and commercial area.

For more information, pick up The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town submits memo to court

November 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last Friday, the Town of North Kingstown continued the legal process regarding its case against the firefighters union, submitting a memorandum of law to Superior Court Justice Brian Stern. The town had until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 to submit its briefs, while the union and State Labor Relations Board will have until Nov. 15 to submit responses.

For more information, pick up The Standard-Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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