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May 4th, 2012

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

May 3rd

After debate, NK adopts 2013 budget

May 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After months of town council meetings, joint meetings with the school committee and hearings from the public, the North Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved a budget of $95,607,925 for the 2012/2013 fiscal year Tuesday evening, an increase of $2,708,102 from t2011/2012.
The tax levy will go from $17.26 to $17.53, a 2.08 percent increase with will yield an average annual increase of $90 per household.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Friday, May 4

May 4, 2012

College baseball
URI at Fordham, 7 p.m.
Baseball
Tiverton at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Portsmouth at East Greenwich, 4 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
South Kingstown vs. Mount Hope at Guiteras School Field, 4 p.m.
Portsmouth at North Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
Barrington vs. South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Softball
Coventry at Portsmouth, 4 p.m.

May 2nd

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

May 3, 2012

The ongoing controversy over the Exeter Animal Shelter continued this week as the Exeter Town Council proposed an ordinance to put the director of public works in charge of the troubled shelter. In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you exclusive details of the latest shelter-related developments and bring you up to speed on the NK Town Council's decision to increase the school department's budget by two percent, instead of the four-percent requested, and how that will affect the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Thursday, May 3

May 3, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 3
Baseball
Narragansett vs. West Warwick at McCarthy Field, 3:45 p.m.
Prout vs. Mount Hope at Guiteras School Field, 4 p.m.
Coventry vs. North Kingstown at Lischio Field, 4 p.m.
Golf
Toll Gate, West Warwick vs. East Greenwich at Potowomut Golf Club, 3 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Prout at Rocky Hill, 4 p.m.
Middletown at East Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
Westerly at Chariho, 6 p.m.
Cranston West at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Warwick Veterans at Narragansett, 4:30 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School, 7 p.m.
Softball

 

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