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April 11th, 2012

Institute: Carothers will retire from URI in June

April 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After he was forced into the spotlight Friday for authorizing a tuition waiver for the executive assistant of the Institute for International Sport, Robert Carothers, ex-president at the University of Rhode Island, made public his plans to retire at the end of June.

Carothers – serving as president emeritus since 2009– opted to accept URI’s one-time voluntary retirement incentive program. He will finish his three-year contract on June 20 with a total $258,882.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 11, 2012

In today's paper, Phil's Restaurant in Wakefield gets a full liquor license. They start serving drinks this Friday.

This week, South Kingstown found out it will receive $53,000 from DEM for upgrades to the Broad Rock Park.

We have more on the Institute for International Sport and how one 1996 memo reveals that ex-president Robert Carothers is the one to authorize free tuition to Daniel Doyle's executive assistant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 10th

Aquaculture thrives in southern South County

April 10, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) released its annual report on Aquaculture, and the outlook is promising. A number of aquaculture businesses, new and old, are thriving in Rhode Island’s coastal ponds and the growing and harvesting of mainly shellfish, such as oysters, has brought a new dynamic to the local seafood-consuming community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 9th

Langevin cites Toray's role in rebuilding state's workforce

April 10, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Congressman Jim Langevin continued his Rhode Island Skilled Economy (RISE) tour in North Kingstown Tuesday morning when he visited Toray Plastics where Senior Vice President of Engineering at Toray Plastics, Shigeru Osada provided an overview of the company and how it is helping college students learn about the engineering field.
For the past few months, the RISE tour has taken Langevin to a variety of venues to address closing the skills gap and strengthening the state’s economy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 8th

Exeter voters to decide on budget

April 9, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

WEST GREENWICH—A special meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee last Monday night was suppose to be a chance for members of the public to sit, listen to and ask questions about the proposed 2012-2013 school budget.
Instead, less than a half-dozen of non-School Committee members showed up and the meeting was over in a total of 21 minutes.
Then again, when you have as straight-forward a budget as EWG does this season, there’s really not much to question.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 7th

Judge rules schools must get spending approval

April 8, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The battle between the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown School Department over which entitity has the right to control the finances of the school district took a new turn last Thursday as Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern issued a writ of mandamus to the school committee that it shall not authorize purchase orders or financial commitments unless it can be proven to the town that there will not be an excess of expenditures, encumbrances and accruals over revenues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two arraigned for fatal accident

April 7, 2012

WARWICK — Nicholas Whiteley and Parrick Gronhagen were arraigned last Thursday at Kent County Courthouse for their involvement in a fatal accident in East Greenwich on Feb. 19.

Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown and Gronhagen, 21, of East Greenwich, faced Associate Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer and were told their respective charges in the crash that occurred on Shippeetown Road that claimed the lives of two North Kingstown teenagers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A 'Main' objective for Jim Langevin

April 7, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Inside the small, yet expanding Symposium Book store on Main Street on Tuesday, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) purchased a hard copy of the George R.R. Martin book, ‘Game of Thrones’ after looking carefully through the various items of literature with manager Sam Crowe.

The Democrat who represents the Second Congressional District hopes to give the book the same solid read as the one he gained through his mini tour of some businesses on Main Street on the bright, sunny afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Increase expected for FY budget

April 7, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Much ado to the debt service numbers within the Town, the budget for the upcoming fiscal year will see a slight increase.

East Greenwich Town Manager William Sequino told a small group of reporters inside his office at Town Hall Monday morning that the budget for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year will be $50,485,080, which is a 6.33-percent increase from the current budget ($47,478,275).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School Comm. to take a stand?

April 7, 2012

EAST GRENWICH — With a joint meeting with the Town Council beckoning Monday, the School Committee is contemplating a stand over the $400,000 it is being asked to cut from its fiscal 2013 budget proposal.

Committee members struggled to find ways Tuesday night to cut the $400,000 Town Manager William Sequino Jr. is asking it to from its $31,375,450 request to the town, lowering the figure to a 1.55 percent increase over the current budget. Overall, the proposed FY 2013 school budget is $33,756,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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