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NCAC closes on funding goal

February 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Narragansett family has donated $50,000 toward the Narragansett Community Athletic Complex and has promised an additional $50,000 if 500 Narragansett residents make a donation of $500 or more toward the project.

Through their donation, Narragansett residents Suzanne and Terry Murray are kicking off the Murray Family Challenge, asking residents to make a financial donation toward the NCAC.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier council limits summer road races

February 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council voted 3-2 last week to allow only 10 road race/walk events to be held in the town each year between May 1 and Sept. 30.

Steve Wright, director of Narragansett Parks and Recreation, said the parks and recreation department, the police department, the fire department, and the public works department would like to limit the number of road races held during that period and to restrict all other new applications held during that time frame.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sen. Reed talks cybersecurity at URI

February 26, 2014

KINGSTON - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, also a member of both the Appropriations and Armed Services committees, was briefed at the University of Rhode Island Monday by chemistry, engineering and cyber-security professors on the research done and tools used to detect explosives and dangerous vapors and defend against cyber-attacks.

His briefing at the university followed a $5.15 million award form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which was used to create a new center at URI and $500,000 in federal funding to continue the explosives research.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bill seeks to postpone testing on Common Core

February 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The Common Core standards, marketed as a system to determine what is expected of students at each grade level, will be the basis of standardized testing beginning with freshman from the class of 2019.

House Bill 7256, which will be heard today, seeks to postpone testing on the Common Core standards until 2019, when students will have had a full four years of instruction on the standards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM offering grants small-scale farms, fisheries in Rhode Island

February 26, 2014

Increased support of local agriculture and fishing in recent times has lead to an announcement by Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Friday that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications from small-scale and beginning farms and seafood businesses for Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants.

“The program addresses the promotion and marketing of two fast growing sectors of our economy. Both have managed to do well during the economic downturn,” Chafee said Friday. “These funds will ensure that the sale of locally grown agricultural products and seafood will continue to thrive, and that these businesses become even more of a key employer in our state.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NCAC closes on funding goal

February 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – A Narragansett family has donated $50,000 toward the Narragansett Community Athletic Complex and has promised an additional $50,000 if 500 Narragansett residents make a donation of $500 or more toward the project.

Through their donation, Narragansett residents Suzanne and Terry Murray are kicking off the Murray Family Challenge, asking residents to make a financial donation toward the NCAC.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI team launches climate change website

February 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative Team launched a website Monday to help address climate change in Rhode Island.

The website, www.riclimatechange.org, is called “Rhode Island’s Climate Challenge: Waves of Change,” and is meant to serve people with varying degrees of scientific knowledge and opinions regarding climate change.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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