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Friday Jul 25 | Food & Drug Packaging

Richard Schloesser, president and CEO, Toray plastics (America), Inc., retires.

Toray Plastics , Inc . , the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polypropylene, polyester, bio-based, and metallized films for packaging and industrial applications, announces that Richard Schloesser, president, CEO, and adviser to the Toray Industries' Board of Directors, has retired and is succeeded by Michael Brandmeier.


Thu Jul 24, 2014


Rhode Island's Opioid Epidemic Response Features Collaborative Practice Model

The response to Rhode Island's crisis of opioid-related overdose deaths includes a collaborative practice model through which a single physician authorizes the dispensing of naloxone kits at multiple pharmacies to anyone who may encounter an overdose victim.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Rhode Island College, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Day

Ancient shipwrecks, modern damage to historic sites highlighted in Lyman Allyn exhibition

Robert Ballard talks Tuesday about a new exhibit featuring his discoveries of ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and Black seas, now open at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London.


Related Topix: New London, CT, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Boat Disaster, Connecticut College, Oceanography

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Live Science

Republicans Google 'Climate Change' During Extreme Weather

During extreme or unusual weather, Americans' political leanings seem to influence their Internet searches about the climate, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Weather

WLNE-TV Providence

URI students develop runway safety system

A group of University of Rhode Island engineering students has come up with device designed to prevent small airplanes from colliding on runways.


The Day

Hahn cancels Kingston, R.I., appearance

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival has announced that violinist Hilary Hahn will not perform at this week's Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Kingston, RI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Margaret T. Goslin

Margaret T. "Peggy" Goslin, RN, MSN, age 87, of Westport, died July 18, 2014. She was the wife of Joseph A. Goslin for the past 64 years.


Related Topix: Westport, MA, Fall River, MA, Medicine, Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

local graduates

Emily Deubler of Dallas received a Master of Science degree in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., in May. James Fichter of Drums was awarded a diploma from the Massage Academy of the Poconos this year.


Related Topix: Dallas, PA, Emory University, Drums, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Dueling "weather is not climate" press releases -...

July 16, 2014 - A University of Rhode Island researcher analyzed Internet search trends and weather patterns and has concluded that people across the United States seek information about climate change when they experience unusual or severe weather events in their area.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News


NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Ecology, Space, Maine

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Weather Fluctuations Cause People to Seek Information on Climate Change

July 16, 2014 - A University of Rhode Island researcher analyzed Internet search trends and weather patterns and has concluded that people across the United States seek information about climate change when they experience unusual or severe weather events in their area.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

World News Report

Radiated Noise Measurements of Rhode Island Wind Turbines Presentation

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources will hold a presentation on Radiated Noise Measurements of Rhode Island Wind Turbines at Kirk Auditorium on the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus at 6 p.m. Hosted by Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering Harold T. Vincent, the talk is open to the public but requires an RSVP as space ... (more)


Tue Jul 15, 2014

Researchers using Bugs to Fight Invasive Plant in Cranston, EG

In select spots in Cranston, East Greenwich and Hopkinton, an army of tiny weevils are munching on a feast of mile-a-minute, an aggressive non-native plant with Far East origins that has been steadily encroaching native habitats in Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Cranston, RI, Hopkinton, RI, East Greenwich, RI, Entomology, Science, Block Island, RI

Red Bank Green

Class Acts, from All Around the Green

Young people from all over the greater Red Bank Green were among the many thousands of Class of 2014 members who received their degrees in May and June - and, with all appropriate pomp and circumstance, here's a this-just-in roundup of the mortarboarded movers and shakers.


Related Topix: Kutztown, PA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Wedding announcement

Coley Lockward and Abbigale Davison were married June 7, 2014 at the Boca Dunes Resort in Boca Raton, Florida.


Related Topix: Wedding, Boca Raton, FL


The Industry Honors Charlie Corr with a Memorial Scholarship

At the time of his death, Charlie was the Group Director for InfoTrends Enterprise Document Strategy Services, a role he had taken on in May of 2013 after nearly six years at as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Northeastern University, UMass Amherst


NASA to Hold Briefing on Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle Field Campaign

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 17, to discuss new fieldwork using coordinated ship and aircraft observations aimed at advancing the technology needed to measure microscopic plankton in the ocean from space.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Narragansett, RI

WHJJ-AM Providence

Weevils Used to Help Control Invasive Weed in RI

Thousands of tiny insects are helping Rhode Island environmental officials battle and invasive plant known as the mile-a-minute vine.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Pharmacy continues to expand in Littleton

David Rochefort, owner and chief pharmacist of the Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy in Littleton, stands in front of a cabinet displaying items and reference books from the early days of the pharmaceutical industry in America.


Related Topix: Littleton, NH, Drugs, Lancaster, NH, North Haverhill, NH, Haverhill, NH

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

PEOPLE 7-11-14

Franklin Pierce University : Erica Planamento of Centerville, doctor of physical therapy; Lindsay M. Bill of West Barnstable, bachelor's degree.


Related Topix: Franklin Pierce University, Texas