By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Last week the stateâ€™s Board of Governors for Higher Education voted to approve the federal governmentâ€™s gift to URI of a small waterfront parcel on Allenâ€™s Harbor, adjacent to the municipal marina.
Although the school has used the 1.8-acre site for 20 years â€“ most recently as a base for its Ocean Engineering program â€“ and some research vessels employ a dock there, the area has a rundown appearance.
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