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March 1st, 2013

NK school committee continues difficult budget discussions

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The school committee met again on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to debate further the budget process for Fiscal Year 2013-14, namely the discrepancy between expenditures and declining revenues. Members Robert Jones and William Mudge, III, the committee representatives on the budget sub-committee, presented their formal concerns regarding the process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Changes made to merger legislation draft

March 1, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — It’s not quite dotting the ‘I’s’ and crossing the ‘T’s’ just yet. But a few changes in the language in the proposed legislation signal another step toward a possible change in how government is in the Town of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woman arrested for hit-and-run on Main St.

March 1, 2013

Ashman facing slew of charges from incident that injured two people

A woman was taken into custody by Rhode Island State Police last Wednesday for her involvement in a hit-and-run accident in East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Spending cuts could impact aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy

March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – More than $17 million in spending cuts could go into effect in Rhode Island Friday if Congress fails to agree on a plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the cuts, according to the White House.
Additionally, a total of $3 billion of federal funding for victims of Superstorm Sandy could be cut unless Congress acts to avoid automatic the scheduled spending cuts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM: no dust violations at Copar Quarries

March 1, 2013

WESTERLY – No dust violations have been found at Copar Quarries by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management since the agency began investigating complaints lodged against the company since August 2011, the state agency said in a letter last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beach lot cleanup, restoration underway

March 1, 2013

Ceasrine says all useable sand and cobble will be returned to the dunes area
NARRAGANSETT - Beach parking lot clean-up and restoration efforts commenced on Monday morning as workers from the Narragansett Department of Public Works began removing asphalt and debris from the sand mounds piled high in town beach parking lots.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chinese New Year celebration in Kingston

March 1, 2013

KINGSTON—Living near a big college campus has its advantages, especially if someone is interested in exploring cultures and languages different from their own.
This past weekend at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston was no different.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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