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2008-08-07 15:00:30

By Randal Edgar A total of $339,555 has been donated to the town for conservation purposes by 29 individuals, says Town Administrator Bruce R. Keiser, after the local land trust withheld its donation.

2008-08-01 15:00:52

Blood drives: The Rhode Island Blood Center conducts blood drives at the South County Donor Center, 14 Woodruff Ave., Narragansett, each Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

2008-07-19 15:00:23

By Paul Davis NORTH KINGSTOWN -- Fishermen and others will be able to use land next to the old Jamestown Bridge for parking and reaching the water, according to a new law signed by Governor Carcieri.

2008-06-16 21:00:21

By David Robinson When Gov. David A. Paterson threw the state's backing behind an advanced coal power plant project last week, where he made the announcement was almost as significant as what he said.

2008-02-23 03:00:13

By Carson, Cary Bowen, Joanne; Graham, Willie; McCartney, Martha; Walsh, Lorena CULTURE IS INDIVISIBLE FROM PLACE. SOME BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND practices can be transplanted from one location to another and come through more or less intact.

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2005-11-11 07:20:00

Scientists' hopes that DNA testing would identify a nearly 400-year-old skeleton found at Jamestown have been dashed, but they remain confident that the remains are those of an unsung founder of North America's first English settlement.

2005-06-17 06:21:07

Archaeologists have successfully extracted DNA from skeleton remains under an English church that could prove a skeleton found near Jamestown belongs to one of its founders, the Church of England announced Thursday.

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2005-06-13 15:15:00

Archaeologists hoping to determine whether an unearthed skeleton belongs to one of the founders of the first permanent English settlement in North America began work Monday to excavate his sister's 360-year-old remains in eastern England.

2005-06-07 07:10:50

Virginia preservationists are nearing the end of a two-year quest to determine whether a skeleton discovered at the site of the Jamestown settlement is that of one its founders.

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2004-12-02 08:38:11

A skull fragment found in a 400-year-old trash pit at Jamestown contains evidence of the earliest known surgery - and autopsy - in the English colonies in America, researchers say. Circular cut marks indicate someone attempted to drill two holes in the skull to relieve pressure on the brain.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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