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April 6th, 2012

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

Doyle saga prompts probe into community service grants

April 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In light of the investigation into the Institute for International Sport and how it spent millions of dollars in state grants, House Leaders have taken measures that would provide more oversight to money doled out to nonprofits and community service agencies.

This is the first year since 2007 House leaders have taken action to look into where money for community service grants is going and how it is used.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 4th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

April 5, 2012

Ever since the NK School Committee began discussing a special $6.4 million dollar bond issue to repair the roof at Davisville Middle School-in addition to taking care of a number of pet projects-local taxpayers and residents have come out in droves to express their opinion on the matter.
This week, those in favor of the bond won out.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the results from that all-day referendum as well as preview next week's vote for the Exeter-West Greenwich School Budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, public debate Miller’s job performance

April 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The debate about Town Manager Grady Miller’s job performance continued on Monday night as the Town Council passed a motion by a vote of three to two to direct the Town Solicitor Mark McSally to ‘review and report’ a $3,000 appropriation authorized by Miller to the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA). Miller has been scrutinized by Town Council members in recent weeks for allowing the donation to NRPA without the approval of the Town Council and separate from the special appropriations process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 4, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council continue to debate Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance after he approved a $3,000 appropriation to the Narrow River Preservation Association.

Last week the Point Judith Country Club was recognized by the Department of Environmental Management'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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