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March 12th, 2012

Exeter Town Council asks for legislator’s help

March 13, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—The continuing debate over whether or not the town clerk of Exeter should be required to hand out gun permits reached a new level Monday night as the Exeter Town Council voted, 3-2, to pass a resolution on to state legislators asking Rhode Island to revise its current law and grant Exeter an exception.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The lowdown on our lakes

March 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has released its report on the status of the state’s lakes and ponds. The 147-page report focuses on water quality and the impact of aquatic invasive plant species of Rhode Island’s lakes, providing information on current conditions, methodology, and future strategies for the mitigation of environmental problems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 11th

Tomaquag Museum ready to teach its own curriculum

March 12, 2012

By LAUREN KNIGHT
lknight@ricentral.com

EXETER — Tomaquag Memorial Indian Museum recently announced the completion of a curriculum, geared for middle schools, to give the history and significance behind some of the Narragansett and Niantic tribes’ stories and legends.
The curriculum, available to public, private and even home schools, is based on the film “Places, Memories, Stories and Dreams: the Gifts of Inspiration,” and tells six traditional Native American stories by Paulla Dove Jennings, a nationally-known storyteller.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 9th

North Kingstown teacher lands Golden Apple award

March 10, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For the second time this year, a North Kingstown teacher has been awarded the Golden Apple Award by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Commissioner Deborah Gist and WJAR 10’s Patrice Wood.
The recipient is NK High School special education teacher Christine Healy and, according to those working closest to her, it’s a well-deserved distinction.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle mischaracterized relationship with donors

March 9, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Two well known philanthropists have claimed that Executive Director Daniel Doyle of the Institute for International Sport mischaracterized their relationships with the nonprofit now embroiled in a state police investigation.

On Wednesday, the Atlantic Philanthropies, a major world donor to the institute issued a statement, stating, “It is very clear that Mr. Doyle has mischaracterized much about his relationship with” them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scallop revival in Point Judith Pond

March 9, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As streams of kayakers and boaters flow between the islands that sit in Point Judith Pond, another less conspicuous activity is playing out on the pond’s bottom. Four-tiered cages, looking like lobster pots, rest there on lines in designated areas. One group sits to the west of Ram Island while others are placed elsewhere in the pond. Here is Save The Bay’s Scallop Restoration Program, an effort by the environmental organization to bring native scallops species back to South County waters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 9, 2012

In today's paper, we have an update on the Institute for International Sport, whose donors said Daniel Doyle mischaracterized their relationship over the years.

On Monday, the Narragansett Town Council laid out plans for the future of Towers over the next three years.

This week, Save The Bay’s proposed plans for its Scallop Restoration Program, an effort by the environmental organization to bring native scallops species back to South County waters.

We also have the story on how South County is turning out the vote for American Idol's Erika Van Pelt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 8th

Murphy remains on staff

March 9, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

With Jim Baron released from his contract – or, in layman’s terms, fired – as head coach of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach along with 10-year assistant Pat Clarke and first-year assistant Larry Harris, the only coach still left standing is a name any URI fan is familiar with.
Preston Murphy, who played guard for the Rams from 1995-1999, returned to Kingston as an as assistant coach in 2010 and, after Sunday’s decision from URI Direction of Athletics Thorr Bjorn, is the only coach left standing.

NK students getting ready to cut loose

March 9, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What if dancing and rock music were banned in your town? How would you handle it?
For a group of teens in 1980’s Illinois, rebellion and rule-breaking was the way they dealt with it in the 1984 movie Footloose. This weekend, the movie comes to life when the North Kingstown High School music department presents the musical in four performances.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIEDC, Chafee meet with local businesses

March 8, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Last Friday the South Kingstown business community had their chance to meet with the people who can help put their job plans to action and train Rhode Island’s skilled work force, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and Governor Lincoln Chafee.

At the Palisades Mill Complex, a symbol of economic revival in South County, business owners spoke with the RIEDC on what the state is missing, what the state should do to return from its low rated economy and how the state agencies can help businesses thrive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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