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2013-10-16 23:02:53

Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) senior researcher, Dongchun Wang, for an informative one hour webinar on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) as she discusses the growth of physician dispensing in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the impact of recent reform in Georgia. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 As policymakers and other stakeholders look for ways to control rising healthcare costs in their state workers’ compensation...

2009-10-16 09:31:00

Work scheduled to start in mid-November CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Point Judith Harbor of Refuge Federal Navigation Project in South Kingstown and Narragansett, Rhode Island, will be dredged under the terms of a $978,000 contract issued recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. The maintenance dredging, which will be accomplished by Village Dock, Inc. of Port Jefferson, N.Y., will begin on or about Nov. 15, 2009 and take about two...

2008-10-09 15:00:10

By Arline A Fleming Artifacts related to the facility are sought in advance of the organization's November celebration. SOUTH KINGSTOWN -- Had Mrs. John Newbold Hazard, a century ago, come upon a bevy of barefoot yoga students practicing enlightened walking on the graceful lawn of Peace Dale's Village Green, she might have gasped in wonder. Toes bare and extended, gripping the cool earth, these yoga students might have made the benevolent Mrs. Hazard hold her lacy hankie to her lips...

2008-10-07 15:00:20

Nature is slowly reclaiming these former runways at Ninigret Park and Refuge, once the Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, where former President George H.W. Bush trained as a pilot during World War II. More than a decade ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the former base's 70 acres of asphalt runways to restore its native grassland habitat. The park includes four tennis courts, a 9/10-mile bicycle course available for bicycles, walkers, rollerblading and jogging,...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

Nature hike: The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is sponsoring a six-mile hike along the Vin Gormley Trail, through Burlingame Management Area in Charlestown, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walkers should meet at Kimball Wildlife Refuge, 180 Sanctuary Rd. Fees are $8 for Audubon members, $4 for their children; and, for others, $12 and $6. For information or to register, call 949-5454, ext 3041. Road rally: SHO will raise funds with an "Autumn Fun Road Rally," a caravan traveling through...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By Randal Edgar Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond benefit from $100,000 DEM grants. Plans to build public parks in three South County towns are moving forward on a surer financial footing this fall, thanks to three $100,000 grants that were recently announced by the state Department of Environmental Management. The money is earmarked for projects in Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond, adding to money raised through local contributions. The Narragansett grant is helping to pay...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

Rhode Islanders should be grateful, as I am, for your two-page discussion of "secret" beaches and right-of-way paths (" 'Secret' beaches for you and me," news, Aug. 24) that often sit unnoticed in the Ocean State. Your report is much needed as a refresher course for citizens who may not concern themselves with the finer points of shoreline rights. For those of us who do watch shoreline issues closely, however, the reality, as The Journal mentions in the article, is a bit more complicated....

2008-09-25 15:00:45

NORTH KINGSTOWN -- The School Committee has voted to ask the Town Council to help stabilize the aging Wickford Elementary School. Committee Vice Chairman Larry Ceresi said it could cost $65,000 to replace a boiler and $20,000 to repair the roof of the brick building, closed in 2005 to save money. The request came Tuesday night, after a long discussion about school enrollment and the district's finances. School officials, facing a million-dollar deficit, noted they have less than $1...

2008-09-24 15:00:49

By Paul Davis Citing an expected decline in enrollment, the School Committee decides that Wickford Elementary School will not reopen. NORTH KINGSTOWN -- After months of debate, the School Committee last night said Wickford Elementary School will not reopen as a school -- at least in the near future. The reason? Declining enrollment. In the next five years, the district expects to see 356 fewer students. Although officials are considering reconfiguring the district, Wickford...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.