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Archive - Jul 2012

July 27th

Waterman Challenge makes a splash at the Pier

July 27, 2012

 

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Olympic PT designs shoe for medalist Flanagan

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – More than 3,000 miles away in London, a U.S. Olympian will use a product made right here in Wakefield when she runs the Olympic marathon.

Shalane Flanagan, an Olympic runner and bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will use a custom-made shoe insert created by Bert Reid at the aptly named Olympic Physical Therapy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town continues to sort pension issues

July 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—At the July 16 regular meeting, the Town Council continued its ongoing discussion regarding pension funding, both in the short and long term. The town’s actuarial consulting firm, Nyhart, developed an experience study last year which outlined a number of recommendations for the Council to consider in order to address their pension system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Corliss named Dean of URI Graduate School of Oceanography after international search

July 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has a new dean after an international search. Dr. Bruce H. Corliss, who is leaving his post as Director of the Duke University/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium, will take up the reins this September.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Camp Fuller celebrates 100 years on Salt Pond

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Founded in 1887 as Camp Lawton, the camp now known as Camp Fuller, originally provided a place for boys from Providence to experience the great outdoors.

After two decades the YMCA of Greater Providence purchased 66 acres on Salt Pond in Wakefield, with the help of Frederic Fuller. The camp was named for Fuller in 1914 and is still located at the pond-front site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Council, ACLU and Bergner rift continues

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Debate continued between Deb Bergner and the town council following news reports in which town officials claimed to have dealt with the issues the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged the council to address in a recent letter.

Steve Alfred, town manager, said that Michael Ursillo, town solicitor, spoke to council members regarding the ban on texting and use of council member names in a work session two months ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 26th

Town, fire union still argue safety of switch

July 27, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Local firefighters continue to argue that firehouse conditions across the district are deteriorating because of the 56-hour shift change implemented by the Town of North Kingstown back in March.
“The 56-hour work week doesn’t work,” says North Kingstown Firefighters Association President, Raymond Furtado. “The conditions that the firefighters are facing under this plan are causing severe emotional and physical ramifications.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU responds to Bergner complaint

July 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN  - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union requested the South Kingstown Town Council change recently implemented policies regarding meeting decorum. The ACLU says the policies are unconstitutional violations of free speech.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A shift in Administration at Chariho

July 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - When Robert Mitchell decided to leave his post as principal of Chariho High School this past spring, the Chariho School Committee acted quickly to appoint Elizabeth Sinwell, the former CHS Assistant Principal, to fill his roll. That decision was made without the use of a search committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 25th

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July 26, 2012

Nothing brings a community together faster than a special project for children and, last weekend, volunteers got a quick bonding lesson on the set of the new playground for Quidnessett Elementary School.
In this week's Standard-Times, we show you the final results of a special day at the park and update you on all the biggest and brightest news around town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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