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May 17th, 2013

Mancuso addresses education concerns

May 17, 2013

Standardized tests, teacher evaluations focal points of forum

EAST GREENWICH — New Rhode Island Board of Education chairperson Eva Marie Mancuso is trying to steer the ship through some murky waters regarding the current state of education Rhode Island is in within the high school and college ranks and hopefully make things smooth sailing down the line.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mail service on the move

May 17, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Local residents will soon have to adjust to a new place where they have to pick up and deliver their mail. But how soon is still yet to be determined.
Joseph Mulvey, the real estate specialist for the United States Postal Service (USPS), presented the Post Office’s plan to close the 19,000-square-foot location at 5775 Post Road, which houses both the retail services and a delivery carrier operation, and move the retail services to another location in town and the delivery carriers to the North Kingstown Post Office – which is approximately four miles south of the current East Greenwich facility.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Water facility dedicated to LaBelle

May 17, 2013

SHANNOCK - There were 25 to 30 LaBelle relatives on hand for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Donald A. LaBelle Water Treatment Facility in Shannock Village on Saturday, May 11. The facility, complete with two wells and two 8,000 gallon storage tanks, has been on-line for six months. The ribbon cutting marked a huge triumph for the village.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council votes to hire lawyer for Whalerock hearing

May 17, 2013

CHARLESTOWN—The town council voted unanimously Monday to hire a lawyer to represent the town during the Whalerock hearing before the zoning board next week.
Last month, Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers granted developer Larry LeBlanc, president of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC, permission to pursue the special use permit that would allow him to develop two 262-foot high wind turbines on an 81-acre parcel on a site just north of Route 1, on Kings Factory Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 10th

Guthrie’s CCFD bill passes Senate vote

May 10, 2013

COVENTRY— Although some objected to the bill, the Senate voted 29-7 last Thursday to approve bill 2013-H 5176A, which will allow the Central Coventry Fire District to remain operational under the previous year’s budget for the time being.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

What a Day! Chafee signs same-sex marriage bill into law; goes into effect August 1

May 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE — The wait is over for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island. The House of Representatives’ 56-15 vote last night to approve same-sex marriage brought to the Statehouse steps Governor Lincoln Chafee, who immediately signed the bill into law and made Rhode Island the tenth state in the country to allow same sex couples to marry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer has long criminal past

May 10, 2013

Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of murdering his 65-year-old mother, Allison M. Taylor, on Tuesday, has an extensive criminal history in Rhode Island, dating back to 1989.
Taylor has been arrested dozens of times since then in Warwick, Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Providence, Brown University and South Kingstown, according to Rhode Island Judicial records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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