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May 6th, 2012

Ham, eggs, jonnycakes are staples of May Breakfast

May 7, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Millie Fountain was not in the kitchen of the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown for its traditional May Breakfast last Saturday.
No, in an unlikely scene, Millie was sitting down as the Tower Hill-based Baptists unofficially kicked off the local season wherein churches, fraternal organizations, schools and civic groups produce countless country breakfasts. The Rhode Island custom of gathering for a massive chow-down began in 1867 and has raised funds for a host of projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Monday, May 7

May 7, 2012

Baseball
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. Westerly at Cimalore Field, 4 p.m.
Mount Hope vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 4 p.m.
West Warwick vs. Rogers at Cardines Field, 4 p.m.
Golf
Chariho, North Kingstown vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Pinecrest Golf Club, 3 p.m.
Coventry vs. South Kingstown at Laurel Lanes Golf Club, 3:30 p.m.
Prout, Westerly vs. Narragansett at Point Judith Country Club, 3 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Narragansett at Coventry, 3:45 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
Cranston West vs. Prout at Ninigret Park, 4 p.m.
Softball
Mount St. Charles at Coventry, 3:45 p.m.

May 5th

Local girls 'scout through time'

May 6, 2012

By JAMES BESSETTE
jbessette@ricentral.com

WEST KINGSTON — Early Saturday morning, just as the sun was about to peak over the trees near the flag meadow at Camp Hoffman, hundreds of Girl Scouts – both young and old – from three area communities gathered around to see the American flag get hoisted up the flag pole by the color guard consisting of members of East Greenwich Girl Scout Troop 609.
From there, the scouts recited the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as the Girl Scout Promise, pledging to both serve the country and help others in need as scouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 4th

This Weekend's Schedule - Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6

May 5, 2012

SATURDAY, MAY 5
College baseball
URI at Fordham, 1 p.m.
Baseball
Division I All-Star Game at McCarthy Field, 2 p.m.
Division II All-Star Game at McCoy Stadium, 10 a.m.
Softball
East Greenwich vs. South Kingstown at Broad Rock Field, 6 p.m.
Boys track
Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich at Rick Schomp Invitational at Exeter-West Greenwich, 10 a.m.
Girls track
Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich at Rick Schomp Invitational at Exeter-West Greenwich, 10 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 6
College baseball
URI at Fordham, 12 p.m.

Council wants to amend code for troubled shelter

May 5, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – On Monday, exactly one week after a work session drew a packed audience angry about various issues at the Exeter Animal Shelter – including the euthanization of two pit bulls – the town council introduced a proposed amendment to the ordinances governing animal issues that would put the public works director in charge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Budget approved amidst ongoing turmoil at SK Town Hall

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a 4-0-1 vote, the South Kingstown Town Council approved the $89 million budget for next year, including the $7,000 tax contribution to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.
As an executive board member of the Thundermist Health Center which received $24,000 in the budget, Town Councilor Mary Eddy recused herself from the vote.

The good news of the FY 2012-2013 budget – a zero percent tax increase – became overshadowed by the four-month dispute of the chamber tax request.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI students mentioned in Sports Institute article possess valid degrees

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Friday, April 13, 2012, an article in The Narragansett Times raised questions regarding the existence of a MBA and physical education master’s degrees program coordinated through the Institute for International Sport on the University of Rhode Island.

A recent interview with Dr. Robert B. Turcotte, former Graduate School Academic Dean at the University of Rhode Island, revealed that there was never a graduate program offered by the Institute in conjunction with URI.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thundermist receives $5 million for new building

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Thundermist Health Center received $5 million this week to build a new patient-centered facility at its 1 River St., Wakefield site.

The nonprofit community health center also received another $228,812 to renovate its West Warwick dental facility.

The funds are part of $6.2 million Rhode Island received in federal funding from the Affordable Care Act to support community health centers. The East Bay Community Action Program in Newport and the Comprehensive Community Action in Cranston also received $500,000 each.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New recycling gig for Scrap Specialists

May 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The idea to found a recycling business came from a casual conversation between two college friends, Cory Harrigan of Narragansett and Dylan Gregory of South Kingstown. The dialogue burgeoned as the discussed the need to develop incentive for businesses to recycle, and now the two undergraduates at the University of Rhode Island are owners of Scrap Specialists Recycling, investing their money to purchase 12 dumpsters and contracting their collection services with local vendors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 4, 2012

In today's paper, find out how two University of Rhode Island students developed a company, Scrap Specialists, to help cut down on local businesses' waste.

The Avery-Stori Funeral Home is building its new crematorium on Columbia Street.

This week Thundermist Health Center received $5 million to construct a new Wakefield facility.

Peace Dale Elementary School teacher Julie Turcotte is also awarded this year's Golden Apple Teacher Award.

Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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