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November 9th, 2011

Veteran's Day Parade on Friday

November 9, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — The Town of East Greenwich will stage its annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, commencing at 10 a.m.

The parade steps off at Academy Field and marches through the “Hill” area, turning left onto First Avenue (Route 401). After a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street in memory of the town's deceased veterans who gave their lives in combat, the parade continues North on Main Street to Town Hall for concluding ceremonies at approximately 11 a.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 9, 2011

As the General Assembly readies itself to vote on the state pension plan this Thursday, The Narragansett Times has the latest on what local legislators are questioning in the plan. Days before the vote, the Narragansett Town Council passed a resolution in support of pension reform.

Also inside today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council has voted against the state tour tax. We also have an update on last Thursday's barn fire in West Kingston.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 8th

Charger boys ready to run for state title

November 9, 2011

NORTH SCITUATE — The exuberant feeling that the members of the Chariho cross country team had last June when they helped the outdoor track team clinch its first state championship is still alive and well following Saturday’s Class A Championship meet.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 7th

More work ahead to improve foster care shortcomings (Opinion)

November 8, 2011

Thirty years ago, as a high school student in Warwick , I can clearly remember the first foster child my parents welcomed to our home. She was a close friend, and while I was too young to fully understand many of the struggles she faced, I came to learn much more about her challenges and others as my parents continued to care for more than a dozen foster children during my adolescent and young adult years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG girls get needed wake-up call

November 8, 2011

WARWICK – The Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer team played its worst start to a match all season Tuesday against Pilgrim.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho schools to try out new calendar next year

November 7, 2011

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 6th

Western Coventry Elementary snags prize a third time

November 7, 2011

COVENTRY—Western Coventry Elementary School was recently handed a $1,000 check after their students made an effort to read over the summer. Local orthodontist William Gordon offers the prize up each year to the school in the district who reads the most books.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 5th

Reminder to parents: cut out the sugary sweets (Opinion)

November 6, 2011

Researchers are citing sugary drinks and snacks as a prime cause for the dramatic rise in Childhood Obesity and the related increases in Type II Diabetes and Heart Disease in children and teens. Here in Rhode Island the State Health Department has launched a campaign to curb children’s sugar consumption. Buses, radio, TV and newspaper ads are reminding parents to “Cut the Sugar”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fears come to life on local big screens

November 6, 2011

With the work of filming and marketing “Inkubus” completed, the Main Street-based Woodhaven Production Co. finally experienced the high of seeing its title creature unleashed on local big screens last weekend.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: An ‘interest’-ing look inside the foreclosure crisis (Opinion)

November 6, 2011

Where to start this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner?

Obama calling off the war in Iraq? The continuing saga of the pension crisis that is driving Rhode Island into insolvency? The potential cuts necessary to face North Kingstown’s budget crisis? No, let’s talk about the foreclosure crisis.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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