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August 31st, 2015

URI professor takes students to Tanzania

August 31, 2015

 

KINGSTON--In 2010, Karie Lee Orendorff went to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. When she returned, the Kinesiology lecturer brought an even greater opportunity to her students at the University of Rhode Island: a chance to teach local Tanzanian youth.

For 10 days in July, Orendorff and 16 other undergraduates journeyed across the globe to teach math, science, reading and physical education at the Maasai Joy Children's Centre in Arusha, a city which lies in Tanzania's Ekenywa Valley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community rallies around visiting teen to find missing dog

August 31, 2015

NORTH KINGSTOWN--Julie Lucey could not think of a lesson for her daughter, Maddy, while they searched for their lost dog Daisy in the woods off Quaker Lane earlier this month. The rescue dog had been with Lucey's family for three days before running away from a family member's home on Quaker Lane. So, Julie went for a walk down the street, and what she found was a community rallying to find Daisy, no questions asked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 24th

Narragansett resident discovered by multi-platinum producer released 'Take a Chance' EP, tour dates

August 24, 2015

By KENDRA LOLIO

NARRAGANSETT – Up and coming Narragansett resident and singer/songwriter Christina Holmes will be releasing a new EP called “Take a Chance” today. Originally from New Jersey but living in Narragansett for the past seven years, Holmes will be participating in her first tour across New England and in California as part of her signing with the California-based record label Tarpan Records.
Holmes was discovered by multi-platinum producer Narada Michael Walden in June of 2013. Walden has worked with renowned artists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Aretha Franklin.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 22nd

URI professor arrested in Burrillville explains his cause

August 22, 2015

By BENJAMIN BRANCHAUD

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –  URI Physics Professor Peter Nightingale was one of two men forcibly removed and arrested in Burrillville last week while protesting the expansion of Spectra Energy's compressor station. On Wednesday he took the time to speak with the Narragansett Times about his cause that has landed him in the back of a police car twice in the past year.

Narragansett Times: What happened last week that led to your arrest in Burrillville?

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cotter responds to disparaging town council comments

August 22, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – School committee vice chair Dr. Maureen Cotter used her time at the end of Tuesday evening's school committee meeting to respond to the negative remarks town council members directed at the school committee and district administration at a work session in July.

Members of the town council had said they were disappointed with the way the budget was presented and how, in their view, it differs from reality.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning board reverses field on expert witnesses

August 22, 2015

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –  On Tuesday night, the planning board announced it would accept expert testimony provided on the Wakefield Alzheimer's Care Facility proposal, prompting several members of the public to submit their resumes to the planning board and repeat their previous testimony – this time as expert witnesses.

The first was Richard Youngken, an expert in community planning and historic preservation, who said the planning department could not approve the Alzheimer's Care Facility based on a lack of alignment with the board's own land use regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 14th

EDC offers simplified version of Homestead Act

August 14, 2015

NARRAGANSETT – In response to the recently implemented 8 percent short-term rental tax imposed by the state on July 1, the Narragansett Economic Development Committee has decided to offer the town council a simplified version of its Homestead Act proposal for consideration which eliminates the component offering a break for yearly renters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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