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March 22nd, 2013

Local veteran to take part in ‘Honor Flight’ trip to Nation’s Capital

March 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — One day while reading the paper, Tom Boyle, a former veteran of the United States Navy who was stationed in Algeria during World War II, saw an article about an ‘Honor Flight,’ a program that offers veterans the opportunity to be taken on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Curious and intrigued, Boyle filled out the application and mailed it in to the Rhode Island Fire Chief’s Association, taking a proverbial shot in the dark in the hopes of visiting the Nation’s Capital for the very first time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NEIT receives $2.5M to establish shipbuilding institute

March 22, 2013

Thanks to receiving a major grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, a new major curriculum is in the final stages of development at the New England Institute of Technology.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Town Council approves tree ordinance

March 22, 2013

RICHMOND – More than 20 residents were present Tuesday for a public hearing on the proposed town tree ordinance, which the Richmond Town Council approved in a 4-1 vote.
The purpose of the ordinance is “to preserve and maintain trees on town property and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of Richmond.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thanks to Chariho, Hopkinton gets a tax break

March 22, 2013

HOPKINTON—The town council plans to give taxpayers a further break on their tax bill with the recent funds freed up by the Chariho School District. The Chariho School Committee reduced its budget by $155,000 at a recent meeting, essentially returning $55,831 back to Hopkinton’s fiscal year 2013-2014 budget.
The town council met in a budget workshop Monday night to discuss the use of the funds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Green Hill Beach Club succumbs to Sandy

March 22, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After barely surviving Hurricane Sandy, the Green Hill Beach Club collapsed Thursday.
The club, originally built in 1961, was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in the late 1970s. Facilities were continually updated over the past decade until Sandy left the elevated clubhouse standing on two support pilings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A legacy to Narragansett High School althletics program

March 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - When Narragansett High School alumnus, Todd Meleney, embarked on his journey to donate more than $100,000 to the Narragansett High School gymnasium project more than two years ago, he didn’t see his request to honor his lifetime friend and fellow classmate, Chad O’Brien as an obstacle or deterrent to bringing a new and improved gymnasium to the children of the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 11th

Prout student steps out wearing SNOX

March 11, 2013

WAKEFIELD – After developing a blood clot in her arm, a student at The Prout School in Wakefield was inspired to develop her own way of giving back.

Makena Masterson, a 16-year-old junior, was hospitalized with a four-inch blood clot in the summer of 2011 at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif.

She said her experience staying on the hematology floor changed her, as she saw children who were much more sick than she was.

“I was the only patient on the floor with hair,” she said. “I realized how lucky I was.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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