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May 4th, 2012

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 4, 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.

Source 
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.

Source 
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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