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November 27th

URI senior provides shining example of perseverance

November 27, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – In a series of events that can only be described as unlikely, coincidental and triumphant, a 22-year-old quadriplegic nurse named Janice Wray will graduate from URI next year and begin her work as a registered nurse and educator. Wray began her education in the nursing field for the same reasons as most.
“It just kind of fit. My dad had an accident when I was in high school, which brought me closer to the medical field – then it just clicked,” said Wray. “I love it.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 23rd

Ocean State Waves tab Salve's Cirella as new manager

November 23, 2013

Ocean State Waves general manager Matt Finlayson is going back to his roots for his new manager.
A baseball player in his own right at Salve Regina University, Finlayson has tabbed Seahawks skipper Eric Cirella to take over head coaching duties of the Waves.
Finlayson played for Cirella’s father, Steve, at Salve and also coached with Eric under Jim Foster at the University of Rhode Island.

November 22nd

North Kingstown man arrested for selling, delivering heroin

November 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A 21-year-old North Kingstown man was arrested last Thursday for selling, delivering heroin. Jeffrey Souza, 0f 7825 Post Road, Apt. 206, has been charged with one count each of sale/delivery of heroin, conspiracy, possession of heroin and possession of marijuana.
Souza, who operated with Narragansett resident William Ritzau, 42, was found selling heroin from the Budget Inn on Post Road in North Kingstown.

For more information, pick up this week's edition of The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former CVS head Ryan donates $15 million to URI

November 22, 2013

KINGSTON—University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced on Thursday the donation of $15 million from former CVS/Caremark CEO Thomas M. Ryan and his wife, Cathy. The money which Ryan, a 1975 graduate from the pharmacy program at URI, has given will be used to establish a new research institute focused on studying neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.

For more information, pick up this week's edition of The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Go shell-fish!

November 22, 2013

PORTSMOUTH—The shore along Town Pond in Portsmouth is thick with mud, enough to clasp down on anyone’s boot and keep it fastened there for a moment. Broken shells litter the beach, and the water’s surface is choppy because of the winds coming off Narragansett Bay. Here is the perfect environment for shellfish cultivation, and as coastal ponds throughout Rhode Island are being utilized for their shellfishing bounty, the public is growing more aware of the ecological and economic benefits of aquaculture to the state.

For more information, pick up this week's edition of The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man arrested for child pornography

November 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In conjunction with Coventry Police Department, Rhode Island State Police officers arrested a North Kingstown man for possession of child pornography. Stephen Mulcahey, 41, of 15 Ranger Road, was apprehended last Thursday after an investigation through RISP’s Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Standard Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kilmartin tells students ‘It Can Wait’

November 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — R.I. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin still cringes every time he sees the video entitled “The Last Text,” a brief documentary film showing families and people who were profoundly affected from the dangers of texting while driving.
The worst part of R.I. State Police Lt. Eric LaRiviere’s career in law enforcement is notifying family members of a death of a loved one.
It’s those two elements that both Kilmartin and LaRiviere want to dramatically minimize by offering three simple words when it comes to sending messages through a cellphone while behind the wheel.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coyle ready for brand new challenge

November 22, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Even after repeating the words of the town manager’s oath that were uttered to him by The Honorable Daniel A. Procaccini in front of a large crowd at Swift Community Center on Nov. 11, Thomas E. Coyle III’s reaction is still the same as it was when the Town Council told him that he was the man for the job to lead the Town of East Greenwich last month.

For more information, pick up a copy of this week's edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Defendants added to school construction suit

November 22, 2013

Two new defendants have been added to the filed lawsuit from 2011 put forth by six homeowners, who reside in three separate properties on Sarah’s Trace, alleging that their abutting homes were damaged from the construction methods used to build the new Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Times Editor Goldstein remembers JFK

November 22, 2013

The hand-signed, family Christmas cards from the White House seemed an anomaly at the weekly Narragansett Times, unceremoniously tacked up as they were in the tiny, cluttered office of publisher Fred Wilson.
A 22-year-old, I was cutting some journalistic teeth at his homespun newspaper, having signed on post-Army during the holidays of 1962. That’s when Fred put up the last Christmas greeting Jack Kennedy would ever send him.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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