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April 7th, 2012

Two arraigned for fatal accident

April 7, 2012

WARWICK — Nicholas Whiteley and Parrick Gronhagen were arraigned last Thursday at Kent County Courthouse for their involvement in a fatal accident in East Greenwich on Feb. 19.

Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown and Gronhagen, 21, of East Greenwich, faced Associate Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer and were told their respective charges in the crash that occurred on Shippeetown Road that claimed the lives of two North Kingstown teenagers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A 'Main' objective for Jim Langevin

April 7, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Inside the small, yet expanding Symposium Book store on Main Street on Tuesday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) purchased a hard copy of the George R.R. Martin book, ‘Game of Thrones’ after looking carefully through the various items of literature with manager Sam Crowe.

The Democrat who represents the Second Congressional District hopes to give the book the same solid read as the one he gained through his mini tour of some businesses on Main Street on the bright, sunny afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Increase expected for FY budget

April 7, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Much ado to the debt service numbers within the Town, the budget for the upcoming fiscal year will see a slight increase.

East Greenwich Town Manager William Sequino told a small group of reporters inside his office at Town Hall Monday morning that the budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year will be $50,485,080, which is a 6.33-percent increase from the current budget ($47,478,275).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Comm. to take a stand?

April 7, 2012

EAST GRENWICH — With a joint meeting with the Town Council beckoning Monday, the School Committee is contemplating a stand over the $400,000 it is being asked to cut from its fiscal 2013 budget proposal.

Committee members struggled to find ways Tuesday night to cut the $400,000 Town Manager William Sequino Jr. is asking it to from its $31,375,450 request to the town, lowering the figure to a 1.55 percent increase over the current budget. Overall, the proposed FY 2013 school budget is $33,756,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 6th

NK school bond approved

April 7, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown School Department received a bit of good news Tuesday evening as the results of a special referendum showed that a proposed $6.4 million bond for repairs throughout the district was approved by a wide majority.
In a special election Tuesday, voters approved authorizing the town to finance replacements, renovations and related equipment for projects at the area schools, more specially, to replace the failing roof at Davisville Middle School (DMS).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Free tuition for former Institute assistant

April 6, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While working for Executive Director Daniel Doyle at the Institute for International Sport, one Wakefield woman received free college tuition on top of $20,500 annual pay from the University of Rhode Island.

Lorna Prout Wright was on the URI payroll for 15 years as the executive assistant to Doyle – the man at the center of a state police investigation examining how millions of state dollars intended to support the World Scholar Athlete Games and construct an empty-shell of a building on the Kingston campus went missing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Institute: Documents reveal Doyle used political inside track to impress URI officials

April 6, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the past 23 years, tensions strained the relationship between the University of Rhode Island and the Institute for International Sport as URI officials fought for thousands of dollars the nonprofit and its executive director Daniel Doyle owed the school.

Documents released this week to The Narragansett Times - spanning the Institute’s beginnings in 1985 to its apparent closure in 2012 when a state police investigation began – reveal that URI officials began chasing Doyle down for money as early as 1989.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 6, 2012

In today's paper, we have how documents released to the Narragansett Times this week reveal a strained relationship between the Institute for International Sport and URI for several years.

Also, this week the Narragansett School Superintendent Katherine Sipala presented the $24.7 million school budget with a request for an increase of $467,678.

On Thursday, Narragansett High School had a threat of a student bringing weapons to school that proved to be a product of social media.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 5th

EWG student taking the fight to sex trafficking in Rhode Island

April 6, 2012

By LAUREN KNIGHT
lknight@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE — Not every 17-year-old takes a public stand on a social issue. Yet Ashley Reese, a senior at Exeter-West Greenwich High School, did just that last Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse.
Reese, in partnership with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Human Trafficking, spoke before a crowd of people about how, despite laws, the sex trafficking industry can still pull in women and children in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

PJCC awarded ‘green’ certification

April 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As spring approaches, golf course maintenance crews rise early to tend to the landscaped environment. Point Judith Country Club (PJCC) in Narragansett will begin the same process with new vigor after being recognized through the Department of Environmental Management (DEM)’s Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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