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February 25th, 2012

Tell Me Your Story: Mike Abbott has designs on historic architecture

February 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Mike Abbott, 59, grew up near Cincinnati in a little ranch house where he was born.
“I still go back to my own house and sleep in my bed,” he says. “My parents have done it all over and made it into a cute little Victorian house with gingerbread.”
A rural place where “they build about one house every 25 years” seems an unlikely beginning for a man who, as a partner in the Newport Collaborative – now the Northeast Collaborative – has become one of the country’s foremost restoration architects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 24th

Fire Academy faculty alarmed by insurance news

February 25, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Instructors working under the auspices of the State Fire Academy have been training responders for more than a year without liability insurance – a situation one teacher learned of when he was turned away from Electric Boat in late 2010 because he had no proof of coverage.
“Nobody was ever told,” says one of the teachers, speaking on condition of anonymity, but apparently representing a number of other worried and angry faculty members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Locals submit variety of bills at deadline

February 24, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Just in time for the ticking Thursday, Feb. 16 deadline, South County legislators have submitted a multitude of bills this year, varying from eliminating unfunded state mandates to banning texting while driving and training a skilled workforce.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright named Parks and Recreation Director

February 24, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Beach Superintendent Steven Wright has been named as interim Parks and Recreation Director by Town Manager Grady Miller, temporarily filling a position which has been unfilled on an official basis since the former director, Barry Fontaine, was fired last June. Wright, elected by the town council in May 2011 as Beach Superintendent, has presided over beach operations and helped to direct the clean-up efforts after Tropical Storm Irene hit at the end of last August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

February 24, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the state police investigation on the Institute for International Sport at the URI campus.

After last week's deadline to submit bills, we have what local legislators submitted this year.

On Wednesday, the Narragansett Economic Development Committee discussed plans to bring events surrounding the America’s Cup this July into town.

All that and much more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

W. Alton Jones celebrates 50 years

February 24, 2012

WEST GREENWICH - While the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, Bay campus and Providence campus all have unique characteristics that make them beautiful, URI’s most alluring and charming campus may be none of the three.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 23rd

Crash claims the lives of two NK residents

February 24, 2012

By DAVID PEPIN &
LINDSAY OLIVIER

EAST GREENWICH– Thomas Meers had just put his one-year-old daughter back to bed at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday morning and was about to fall back asleep himself when he heard a horrible noise not far from his home at 403 Shippeetown Road.
“If you put your head against a board and somebody hit a baseball bat across it, that’s what it sounded like,” said Meers, East Greenwich Fire District captain. “I just started getting dressed and ran out. I knew it was going to be bad.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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