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November 27th

NK man killed in Richmond accident, police charge driver with DUI, death resulting

November 27, 2013

RICHMOND – A 20-year-old North Kingstown man was killed in motor vehicle accident Friday in Richmond.

Nicholas Gershkoff, of 69 Mesa Drive, was fatally injured after the pickup truck he was a passenger in overturned on Hillsdale Road at approximately 7:39 p.m.

Richmond police responded to the scene and discovered that two of the three occupants of the truck had freed themselves from the vehicle and only suffered minor injuries.

Police said the third occupant, Gershkoff, was pinned beneath the overturned vehicle and was unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho joins Future Educators Association

November 27, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho will be Rhode Island’s first district to establish a chapter of the Future Educators Association (FEA), an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers.

“Founded in 1937, FEA has helped thousands of students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators over the past 75 years,” according to its website,www.futureeducators.org.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Building committee commended in Chariho

November 27, 2013

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Chariho School Committee gave formal recognition to its building committee for its achievements in managing numerous complex building projects and for bringing them in under budget and ahead of schedule.

Among others, the committee’s tasks included renovating and upgrading the high school’s infrastructure as well as building an addition on the middle school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firearms taskforce discusses NICS

November 27, 2013

PROVIDENCE—On Thursday afternoon, legislators from across the state gathered to hear testimony from interested parties regarding the submission of mental health records as part of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Behavioral Health and Firearms Safety Taskforce, led by Sen. Catherine Cool Rumsey (Dist. 34—Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton, West Greenwich) and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (Dist.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 23rd

Ocean State Waves tab Salve's Cirella as new manager

November 23, 2013

Ocean State Waves general manager Matt Finlayson is going back to his roots for his new manager.
A baseball player in his own right at Salve Regina University, Finlayson has tabbed Seahawks skipper Eric Cirella to take over head coaching duties of the Waves.
Finlayson played for Cirella’s father, Steve, at Salve and also coached with Eric under Jim Foster at the University of Rhode Island.

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