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November 15th, 2011

ALA continues fighting for better air quality (Letter)

November 16, 2011

To the Editor,

Congress has become increasingly fixated on dismantling clean air protections and impeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ability to improve public health. Last month, House Leaders passed the TRAIN Act, the most dangerous assault on the clean air protections ever. And now in the Senate, we have Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to utilize the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to thwart the implementation of the life-saving Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The rule is expected to protect the public from deadly toxins emitted by industrial plants in other states, of which citizens of Sen. Paul’s own state of Kentucky would benefit from greatly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 14th

Dinsmores ready to host Heart and Soul Ball

November 15, 2011

COVENTRY—The Heart and Soul Ball at the end of this month will give you an excuse to dust off your best black tie attire—all to support a cause.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DiCenso is a West Davisville visionary

November 15, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Steve DiCenso sits behind the desk in his very nice office in West Davisville Commons, an enterprise he began creating a decade ago from a rundown former Navy vehicle-and-equipment storage facility.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Renters party at a cost

November 15, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council passed a motion on Monday evening aimed at cutting down further the amount and nature of disturbances in Narragansett related to property rentals. The new ordinance seeks to recoup costs for responding police officers to rental properties which have repeatedly violated the town’s public nuisances laws.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New school calendar approved

November 15, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - A new calendar for the Chariho Regional School District that will consolidate spring vacation weeks and shorten the school year will be implemented during the 2012-2013 school year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Experiencing RI history in Hopkinton

November 14, 2011

HOPKINTON - Hope Valley Elementary Fourth Grade Social Studies Teacher Denise Moretti-Foggo believes that when students gain first-hand experience of what they are being taught, by seeing and touching, it helps them commit the knowledge to memory.

She had been teaching her students about the history of Rhode Island, and more specifically the history of Hopkinton, in recent weeks, in preparation for Historical Hopkinton: A Living History Day Field Trip.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 13th

Stump Pond to benefit from state grant

November 14, 2011

COVENTRY- The Coventry Land Trust has received $325,000 after the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) awarded the state $4.3 million in open space grants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Boating accident leaves one dead

November 14, 2011

JAMESTOWN – A fishing trip turned deadly over the weekend when a boat carrying three friends sank in Jamestown, leading to one fatality.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

East Greenwich Little League to have lights next summer

November 14, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — A light snack and lights on a baseball field...somehow, they just go together.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

High school develops new policy for student dropouts

November 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –A male high school graduate who works until age 65 will earn, on average, nearly $333,000 more than a high school dropout, while a worker with some college education will earn $538,000 more according to a report by Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings. These are some of the statistics South Kingstown guidance counselors and principals will use to convince students to finish their education after state law changed regarding when a student can withdraw from school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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