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December 24th

Rameika nets 1,000th point

December 25, 2012

WAKEFIELD — Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday night’s game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
“[I felt] a lot of pressure,” Rameika said. “Everyone I talked to in school was like ‘nine more, nine more’ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but it’s almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.”
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.

December 23rd

NKHS student praised for scholarly efforts

December 24, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It’s been a great month for Sam Finneran.
Finneran, a North Kingstown High School senior, picked up two honors last week as the NK School Committee commended him for being named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin selected him as his “principal nomination” for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 22nd

Tell Me Your Story: Dedicated donkeys are still bringing light to the world

December 23, 2012

During this holy season of Advent, in which we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, I find myself contemplating the role of the humble donkey in the two most significant events in Christianity.
A donkey was there in the beginning, carrying Mary to a stable in Bethlehem; another was present at the end, bearing Christ triumphantly into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wasn't pretty, but didn't have to be for URI

December 22, 2012

KINGSTON – You do not play good basketball in every game during a season. It’s a statistical improbability. The best teams in the country, even those in the past that have gone undefeated, don’t do it. The game is a grind, almost as if by design, and while no one is happy with poor play, you deal with it because you have no other choice.

Wizards' defensive magic works vs. EG

December 22, 2012

WEST WARWICK – The program’s reputation has been built on its offensive prowess.
Thursday night the West Warwick girls basketball team showed it can play a little on the other side of the court as well.
After falling down early, coach Mike Francois unleashed a press on East Greenwich that threw its offense out of sorts as the Wizards’ defense frustrated the Avengers all night, which saved the game because the offense struggled to make anything from anywhere in a 45-38 win in their Division II opener.

December 21st

Maia-Cicero remains EWG chair

December 22, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—The organizational meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee resulted in no changes last Wednesday evening.
The election of the school committee’s chair, vice chair, clerk and choosing who would represent the committee on the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) ended with the members already in those positions still in place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 20th

Politics as Usual: What America needs is a conversation about guns (OPINION)

December 21, 2012

I have always been a strong Second Amendment supporter.
It’s not that I have any particular love for guns; I have never fired a gun. I don’t really like guns and I don’t particularly like it when people bring guns around me. If you want to know the whole truth, people who are really enthusiastic about their love for guns and shooting weird me out a little bit.
But the same way President Obama seems to think people “cling to guns,” I cling to the Constitution and am loath to see “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” messed with, especially in an ad hoc or knee-jerk manner.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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