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Teenagers from across the state have shown off their building skills and ambitions at the annual Science Olympiad in Providence. The Providence Journal reports students tested mini roller coasters, model airplanes,... [Read More]
State officials say the potential penalty could still be avoided, however, and they believe UHIP contractor Deloitte will have to cover the cost if it is levied. [Read More]
It has surely happened to all of us, so I suppose that's comforting. But at the moment your screen goes blank and your work disappears, that's of little consolation. How did it happen? What combination of keys were mistakenly hit to cause this? And it... [Read More]
Teenagers from across the state have shown off their building skills and ambitions at the annual Science Olympiad in Providence. For some, that involved hoping their balsa wood tower could withstand weights without breaking in half. The Providence Journal reports the event held Saturday at Rhode Island College was a preliminary... [Read More]
Providence is holding an education summit to solicit feedback that will help shape policies and programs to improve teaching and learning. Mayor Jorge Elorza said Friday that the "All In" education summit will be held May... [Read More]
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Legal Corner: The importance of having a will- Everyone knows what a will is. But do you know you the importance of having one?Basically, a will, or a "last will and testament," as it is more officially known, is a legal document prepared under very strict standards that sets out your wishes as to... [Read More]
There are many things to consider when planning just where to go for a week-long vacation. [Read More]
The Providence Journal reports the Narragansett Bay's algae bloom this winter was the largest on record, and could fuel a spike in clam and scallop numbers. University of Rhode Island scientists have tracked the... [Read More]
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3 Things to do Today: Meet an author, listen to some Big Band music or see "Mary Poppins"- Looking for something to do tonight? Here are 3 ideas:• Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly will present an author talk and book signing with Peter S. Rush for his new book "Wild World."• The Guardians Big Band will perform a concert of jazz, blues, and... [Read More]
Planning board says Westerly's chain of command creates conflicts with state law- WESTERLY — The chairman of the Planning Board said last week that the management structure in Town Hall risks diminishing the town planner's independence and could make it difficult for the planner to render sound decisions. Town Manager Derrik M.... [Read More]
Editorial: Fishermen worried about wind farms need the public's support- On the one side, a handful of commercial fishermen who operate from Stonington Borough, the last port in Connecticut with a dock dedicated to their occupation. On the other, Eversource, the largest power supplier in New England, and its partner, a... [Read More]
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Hopkinton residents applaud state's alterations to Woodville Road- HOPKINTON — Work on Woodville Road that began last fall and was interrupted several times over the winter by severe weather resumed in March and is expected to be completed in the coming days. The project involves resurfacing the badly worn pavement... [Read More]
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Ashaway teen's new website aims to connect helpers with those in need- WESTERLY — Matthew Dickerman is determined to be the change he wants to see in this often weary world. Dickerman, the 17-year-old son of Dan and Amy Dickerman of Ashaway, has created a website that simplifies the act of volunteering.Launched just last... [Read More]
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Steven Slosberg: Years later, the woodchuck bounty lives on in Hopkinton- "Dead foxes earn a $3 bounty in this rural border town, but nobody last night was interested in the big money."It was the 15 cents for the nose of a woodchuck that brought out half  the television stations in southern New England, the Humane Society... [Read More]
In My Own Shoes: We're a culture obsessed with labels- "It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." — W.C. FieldsI hate labels. I always have. Yet, I am one.To much of the world, I am a "baby boomer," because I bounced into Newark, N.J., following the war. I'm also middle class, "DINK" (double... [Read More]
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Letter: Latham wrong on drugs; article right on vaping- We never seem to learn! During Prohibition people got sick or died from drinking wood alcohol or alcohol containing large amounts of lead. Bathtub gin was a real problem. Mike Latham's letter to the editor in the Westerly Sun on Friday, April 13, "The... [Read More]
Whistle player and former Rhode Island resident Kathleen Conneely returns to the Ceilidhe Club accompanied by Boston-based Irish musicians Sean Clohessy on keyboard and fiddle and vocalist John Coyne …... [Read More]
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asks public to help protect piping plovers on R.I. beaches- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Charlestown is asking the public to help protect piping plovers while they spend several weeks establishing territories and starting to nest on the state's beaches. The species is listed as threatened on... [Read More]
Baseball: Chargers battle back, defeat Bears- WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High knew coming in that Stonington High likes to swing the bat.Thing is, the Chargers aren't shy at the plate, either. They, too, can hit and score runs, and that's just what they did.Chariho overcame an early three-run... [Read More]
A group of superheroes and drag queens have descended upon Roger Williams Park in Providence to raise money to fight AIDS. The Providence Journal reports a 5K AIDS Run/Walk for Life and after-party was held Saturday in Roger Williams Park to benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island. Free screenings for HIV are... [Read More]
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