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3:22 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Nardelli Stepping Down From R.I. Charter School League

Steve Nardelli, executive director of the R.I. League of Charter Schools, is retiring at the end of June. His post will be assumed by Timothy Groves, former development officer at the R.I. Foundation.

Nardelli has had a long career in Rhode Island education circles, serving as a public school teacher and coach. He was executive director of legislative relations at the Rhode Island Department of Education, where he carved a reputation as an effective Statehouse lobbyist.

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On Politics
2:33 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Big Turnout for `Red Bandana' Richard Walton Event

The annual Red Bandana awards event, which honors the legacy of social activist and journalist Richard Walton, drew a huge crowd yesterday to Nick-a-Nees in Providence’s Jewelry District for an afternoon of music, fellowship and honors.

Winners of the Red Bandana awards this year were given to Providence College Professor Eric Hirsh for his work with the homeless and to the workers at the Renaissance Hotel who have been organizing for a union.

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RI News
9:45 am
Mon June 1, 2015

Court Battle Begins In Providence Between Two Historic Jewish Congregations

250 year-old Touro Synagogue, the oldest in America, is part of a court battle between two Jewish congregations.
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After more three years, the fight over colonial silver bells, between two of the country’s oldest Jewish congregations is heading to court. The trial will take place at U.S. District court in Providence.

The fight began in 2012, after the congregation at Touro Synagogue in Newport, received a $7.4 million appraisal for a pair of ornate silver bells, dating back to colonial times. The ceremonial bells are part of the Torah housed in the 250 year-old synagogue.

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Environment
5:30 am
Mon June 1, 2015

Deer Reduction Hunt Successful On Block Island

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Town officials on Block Island are calling the recent deer hunting season a success. Local hunters took down more than 400 deer.

Block Island has a high incidence of Lyme disease, transmitted by the bite of a deer tick. So last year the town of New Shoreham and the Department of Environmental Management hired a professional sharpshooting company, Connecticut-based White Buffalo, Inc., to curb the island’s large deer population. But the project fell through.

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Health Care
6:00 am
Sun May 31, 2015

Roger Williams Offers Bachelor's Degree For Paramedics

Roger Williams University set to offer first bachelor's degrees in Emergency Medical Services in RI.
Credit Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University has launched the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in emergency medical services. The new major aims to prepare students to become paramedics and administrators – but not necessarily doctors.

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