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Tell Me Your Story: Millar committed to preserving Exeter's rural character

April 1, 2012

EXETER – An admirer of Scott Millar – the environmentalist who spurred Exeter to inclusion in the Borderlands project – credits him with being a town leader in land conservation.
Moreover, she says, “He is stunningly persuasive about the very real advantages” of such an approach. “He’s wonderful in educating the general public in why we have to think intelligently about how we’re doing our planning and building our communities. He can talk to your average person.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 30th

Job Corps chefs have recipe for success

March 31, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – When Team Phoenix, a group of four student chefs in the Exeter Job Corps Academy’s culinary arts program, needed to choose a captain for a prestigious cooking contest held Feb. 16 at the Radisson Hotel, in Warwick, there was only one contender.
“We looked at Cassie and picked her as team leader,” recalls Krystal Strait, of the unanimous selection of Cassie-Lee Joseph.
“It’s her attitude,” explains Gary Braun. “There’s no bull.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRC looks to 2013 projects

March 30, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Capital Reserve Committee met for the first time Wednesday evening to discuss a number of upcoming capital projects for the schools. The group comprises School Committee and Town Council members, as well as various town staff and two members of the public, and has been formed in order to better implement funding strategies for capital projects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carothers ‘on the fence’ about buyout

March 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island President Robert Carothers says he “has been on the fence for six months” and is not ready to decide whether he will take the retirement buyout.

“I’m trying to decide what’s best for me, my family and the university,” Carothers says. “My family does not think I should retire.”

However, there are conflicting reports on whether Carothers can even accept the retirement program at this point – 40 percent of a final salary - since the deadline on March 19 expired.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carothers ‘on the fence’ about buyout

March 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island President Robert Carothers says he “has been on the fence for six months” and is not ready to decide whether he will take the retirement buyout.

“I’m trying to decide what’s best for me, my family and the university,” Carothers says. “My family does not think I should retire.”

However, there are conflicting reports on whether Carothers can even accept the retirement program at this point – 40 percent of a final salary - since the deadline on March 19 expired.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 30, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on what former URI president Robert Carothers would receive if he chooses to retire this year.

This week the Narragansett Town Council discussed projects for 2013 including the possibility of improvements to the high school gym.

Also, a new photographer, Cat Johnson is bringing heroes to Wakefield.

Inside sports, we have the story on how URI top basketball player is facing voyeurism charges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 29th

Two locals charged after deadly car accident

March 30, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Two local residents have been charged for their roles in a tragic accident in East Greenwich that took the lives of two North Kingstown teenagers last month.
Nicolas Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown, faces two charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-death resulting, two counts of driving to endanger-death resulting and driving to endanger-resulting in injury.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI's Holton faces charges from Florida, no longer student

March 29, 2012

University of Rhode Island Campus Police arrested Jonathan Holton today, March 29 at about 8 a.m. on a warrant issued yesterday by the Miami-Dade Police on a charge of robbery according to a statement from URI.

This is Holton’s second arrest this week.

Listed as a freshman student earlier this week, Holton is no longer registered at the University.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 28th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 29, 2012

There's something special brewing at the Exeter Job Corps center. Something special and delicious!
In this week's Standard-Times, we go you and up-close and personnel look at the men and women behind a special team of Job Corps chefs who are making quite a name for themselves in the kitchen and are competing on a national level to showcase their abilities.
In addition, we've got you covered with all the latest news regarding Tuesday's School Bond vote and will tell you why Governor Lincoln Chafee made a surprise visit to the NK Town Council Monday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI's Holton arrested, charged with voyeurism

March 28, 2012

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Dan Hurley Era is barely one week old and already the newly-minted University of Rhode Island men’s basketball head coach has a scandal involving his best player to deal with.

 

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