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December 8th

Residents joust over pot facility

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — The argument for and against allowing a marijuana growing facility in town continued at Wednesday’s zoning board meeting and will be taken under more advisement.
Speaking in favor of the application was Joanne Leppan, executive director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, who said those in need of the drug suffer from severe medical conditions.
“We have three compassion centers in the state but they’re not accessible for so many patients,” she said.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry teacher takes trip to China

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — A Coventry High School teacher recently had a rare opportunity to represent the United States as an ambassador on a nine-day trip to China in an effort to share and compare methods of teaching between the two countries.
English Curriculum Coordinator Julie Lima-Boyle took her trip at the end of September and was chosen to go, having been a Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in 2012, through Shanghai Education Magazine, which scouted both state and national Teachers of the Year this summer at a conference in Philadelphia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

NK falls to Rebels in Thanksgiving Classic

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In the season finale for both teams, South Kingstown took the 2014 Turkey Bowl from rival North Kingstown 28-7 at the Perry Athletic Complex Thursday morning.

Rams go 2-0 in LIU Turkey Classic

December 4, 2014

KINGSTON- In their first season with head coach Daynia La-Force, the URI womens basketball team has shown a competitive spirit and fighting attitude early on. The Rams have improved to 3-3 on the season, and have won two games in a row this past week during the LIU Turkey Classic Tournament.
Rams head coach La-Force knows these victories really help the team early in the season.

Spinazolla shines for Florida State swim

December 4, 2014

NARRAGANSET--Bianca Spinazzola is a key performer for the Florida State women’s swim team both as an individual and as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay team.
Spinazzola, a junior from Narragansett (Narragansett High), competes in freestyle, butterfly and backstroke races for the Seminoles but she was part of two relay teams that sparkled in the recent Georgia Tech Invitational.

NKPD on lookout for Webster Bank robber

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Police are on the lookout for a white male who robbed a local bank on Monday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a man wearing a hood and sunglasses entered the Webster Bank at 1041 Ten Road Road and demanded money from the teller.
According to a release from North Kingstown Police Department, the suspect was not carrying a weapon. He fled from the scene in a dark colored Jeep Cherokee, although the license plate was not identified.
Police have described the suspect as about 6 feet tall, and was wearing a tan coat and pants at the time of the robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU challenges police action against dog owner

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has taken up the cause of a local dog owner who has been the subject of local police investigation and subsequent punishment. Kimberly Miserendino has had her two pitbulls taken away after North Kingstown Police Department determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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