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SKHS graduate McGreen eyes political career

June 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Among the graduates of South Kingstown High School this year, one has his sights set on political office, already working as a staffer on Angel Taveras’ gubernatorial campaign.

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DEM receives grant to remove Sandy debris

June 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Department of Energy Management (DEM) has received grant funding in the amount of $250,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program to remove and dispose of debris along the state coastline and Narragansett Bay leftover from Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Much of the debris has been removed from the locations, but there are large amounts remaining in difficult-to-reach and sensitive locations that will require special equipment to access.

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RI Fast Ferry application hearings slated for 2015

June 23, 2014

WARWICK – Hearings in the application of Rhode Island Fast Ferry to operate a high-speed ferry service between Quonset and Block Island are now scheduled for January 2015.
“It’s full steam ahead again,” Charlie Donadio Jr., owner of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, said Thursday.

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House built on Nulman property must go

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the house built on the wrong lot on Ocean Road must be removed.
The Supreme Court affirmed Washington County Superior Court Justice Brian Stern’s September 2012 ruling that the home, located at 1444 Ocean Road, constituted a “continuing trespass” on neighboring property owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation.

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Town physician honored by council

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Many hot topics were on the agenda for the Narragansett Town Council on Monday evening. The council honored Dr. Laurence E. Bouchard, the town physician since 1963 who is now retiring, for his service and dedication to maintaining the health of police officers and residents alike.
“Doc wasn’t just a police surgeon. He was a doctor for our families,” said Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie. “It was more than just his role as a police surgeon, he was a friend, a great community service provider,” he continued.

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RI youth making better health choices

June 18, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - According to a recent survey, Rhode Island youth are less likely to engage in several health-risk behaviors than they were in 2007 and are much less likely to watch too much television, be obese or depressed than youth across the nation.
Of the health-risk behaviors that decreased are the consumption of alcohol, which dropped 12 percent; not wearing seatbelts, which dropped 8 percent; daily cigarette smoking, which dropped 6 percent and physical violence, which dropped 7 percent.

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Monsignor Clarke kids committed to service

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Monsignor Clarke Catholic Regional School in Wakefield held its first pet food drive on June 13 to raise awareness and donations for the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI). The school’s Service Club planned the event as their final act of service for the season, their motto being: “A Catholic Community Committed to Service.”

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Mega dismisses NECAP data as too simplistic

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On the heels of an upcoming school evaluation of the NECAP scores next month at the school committee retreat, Committee Member Dr. Anthony Mega used his three minutes at the end of the meeting on Tuesday to share his views on the NECAPs and other state assessments.
Mega began with a swipe at the NECAP data itself and the lack of examination into variables such as poverty rates and family life.

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Gubernatorial hopeful visits Wakefield

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ken Block, former Moderate Party candidate and current Republican Party candidate for Governor, made a visit to the South County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night for a meet and greet with a group of area voters.
If elected governor, he said, the first thing that he will do is hold a press conference urging physicians to cease the issuance of 12-week work notices that allow Rhode Island residents to receive a full three months of temporary disability checks every year.

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ACA forces schools to revisit health care policy

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has not only changed the way that individuals, families and businesses receive and qualify for healthcare, but has done the same for public school systems.
This was made evident at the school committee meeting on Tuesday night, where the accountability subcommittee presented to the full committee the work being done to analyze how the district would have to change its per diem and part-time employee policy based on the ACA.

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