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May 6th, 2013

Uncertain future affecting EGFD’s budget process

May 6, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Usually at this point of the year, the East Greenwich Fire District is hammering down some numbers and preparing a budget for the upcoming year without much worry.
But this year is much different in that the future of the Fire District’s existence is extremely uncertain given the clock is ticking on when the legislation to merge the Fire Department into the Town of East Greenwich will take effect.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bombing suspect tied to West Warwick man

May 6, 2013

‘Misha’ being accused by Tsarnaev family of radicalizing eldest son

WEST WARWICK— A man who was accused of mentoring the two Boston bombing suspects was traced to an apartment in West Warwick, where he lives with his two parents.
According to the New York Review of Books, Mikhail Allakhverdov, known as “Misha,” was accused by the Tasrnaev family of radicalizing Tamerlan, the oldest of the bombing suspects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Same-sex marriage bill passes in Senate

May 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE — History was made Wednesday afternoon as members of the State Senate voted to approve 26-12 a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Rhode Island.
Because of the approval by the senate, the bill will now be heard by the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday. If approved, it will be passed along for a full floor vote on Thursday, before landing on Governor Lincoln Chafee’s desk to be signed into law. Chafee has already said that if the legislation reaches his desk, he will sign it into law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School budget level-fund costly to Richmond

May 6, 2013

RICHMOND – The Chariho School Committee’s vote last week to level-fund the school budget will cost the town of Richmond more money, according to Dave Krugman, the town’s finance director.
“Even though they level funded it’s still detrimental to the town,” Krugman said Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Elementary celebrates Rhode Island Day

May 6, 2013

RICHMOND—For the past four years, the fourth graders at Richmond Elementary School have studied the history, geography and the culture of Rhode Island as part of their social studies curriculum. The culmination of their studies is known as “Rhode Island Day,” an all-day celebration including Rhode Island foods, a scavenger hunt, games and presentations from the Audubon Society.
“We’ve done this for four or five years now, where the students get to immerse themselves in Rhode Island culture all day,” said Jeanne Garr, fourth grade teacher.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 3rd

Experts discuss RI shellfish health

May 3, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—A group of state, local and federal experts gathered at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus last Wednesday to discuss health and food safety regarding the state’s shellfish. Organized by Rhode Island Sea Grant, the seminar was the first in a series of lectures which aims to bring greater awareness to the community about Rhode Island’s emerging economy of shellfish harvesting and aquaculture.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Knights have no answer for Chariho

May 3, 2013

EXETER—All it took was one swing of the bat for Chariho to pull away in its game against Exeter-West Greenwich Tuesday at Wawaloam Field.
A grand slam over the right field fence in the second inning from senior Dave Champlin gave the Chargers a five-run cushion as Chariho went on to down the Knights 8-0.
“David’s been a three-year starter as long as I’ve been here and he can swing the bat,” Chariho coach Dave Cunningham said. “When he’s in the zone he can hit good pitching. Today he was in the zone and he obviously laced the ball a couple time.”

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