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Arrest in mosque vandalism

August 20, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A Cumberland man has been arrested for damaging a sign at the region’s most prominent Islamic mosque, an incident worshipers feared might be a hate crime.
But the police charged Robert Scalzo, 20, with misdemeanor vandalism, ruling out — for now, anyway — that his actions at Masjid Al-Islam were motivated by ethnic or religious bias.

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Hainsworth named U.S. Marshal

August 20, 2012

GLOCESTER — Former Glocester Police Chief Jamie A. Hainsworth was officially sworn in Monday as the U.S. Marshal for Rhode Island.
The swearing in, which came more than a year after being nominated and confirmed, took place in U.S. District Court, Providence, at a ceremony attended by more than 200 area police chiefs, law enforcement officials and politicians, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI).

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Ribbon cut on Uxbridge High School

August 20, 2012

UXBRIDGE — Town and state leaders joined hundreds of residents here Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Uxbridge High School.
The ribbon cutting was followed by a five-hour open house and tours of the new school, located at 300 Quaker Highway.

RIDE launches school for leaders

August 20, 2012

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) will kick off its new Academy for Transformative Leadership program today by welcoming the first class of participants in the school turnaround initiative.
The Academy is designed to recruit, prepare, and support leaders who will take on the challenge of transforming the lowest-achieving schools in the state, according to Elliot Krieger, RIDE spokesman.

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