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February 6th, 2011

WEB EXCLUSIVE: AG warns of potential free vacations scams

February 7, 2011

With school vacation right around the corner and families looking for great deals to fill the time, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin warns consumers not to be fooled by offers of free or greatly discounted vacations.

URI professor relieved of duties after felony charges

February 6, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—A local professor and businessman, John K. Dunn, 58, of 365 Boston Neck Road, was arrested on Jan. 28 by Rhode Island State Police on three felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. Dunn entered no plea and was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
On Feb. 2, Dunn, in consultation with university officials, was relieved of his teaching duties and has been placed on an “alternative work assignment.”

February 5th

Local teenager eyes future in NASCAR

February 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For most people, finding the career that’s right for them is a task that takes a lifetime. For North Kingstown teenager Brandon Martinez, all it took was one afternoon at an automotive swap meet in Thompson, Connecticut.
He was seven years old.

Use your Facebook privacy settings

February 5, 2011

When the world's most popular social networking site, Facebook, debuted in 2003, things were different. It started out small as it was open to a select group of colleges and universities. It grew quickly, though, and expanded to more colleges as months passed. And, soon enough, it was open to community colleges, then high schools, and, finally, every person with an Internet connection.

Narragansett’s Town Engineer recognized for 22 years of service

February 5, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Jeffry Ceasrine wouldn’t trade his job for any other. Narragansett, beneficiary of the 22 years that the Town Engineer has dedicated to the planning, construction and maintenance of the town’s infrastructure, should thank him.

“We usually get unhappy calls when something is broken,” said Ceasrine with a laugh.

“I didn’t even know I was getting the award.”

February 4th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: WCCU Holiday tournament nets big proceeds

February 5, 2011

This week, Westerly Community Credit Union distributed checks from the 27th Annual WCCU Holiday Basketball Tournament to the four participating high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Stonington and Westerly.
The tournament was held on Dec 27, 28, 29 and 30, and raised money for four participating schools’ sports boosters.
‘WCCU has always been a very community-oriented institution,’ stated Steve White, WCCU President & CEO. ‘We couldn’t be happier being the sole sponsor of this event for the past 27 years and raising money to help our communities’ young adults.’

Oakers roll over struggling Rebels

February 4, 2011

COVENTRY — It was a classic spot on the schedule for the Coventry Oakers to fall into the dreaded ‘trap’ game.
After winning eight of their last nine games, including Monday’s big win over then number one in team Division I St. Raphael Academy, the Oakers had a date with the 2-16 South Kingstown Rebels.
With a four o’clock start and a smaller than usually fan base on hand, Coventry was able to muster up the energy necessary to fight off the pesky Rebels for a 75-60 victory.

Garrick scores 1,000th point in loss

February 4, 2011

WEST WARWICK — The tension was evident in West Warwick’s gymnasium last night in a game between the Wizards and the Prout Crusaders and had little to do with the scoreboard.
Fans on hand were there in anticipation of senior Tyreese Garrick scoring her 1,000th career point for her Wizards’ career and have been waiting for over a week with recent cancellation of games to do so.
Garrick would accomplish the feat with 2:55 remaining in the first half as the Wizards won that small battle, but they ultimately lost the war as the Crusaders controlled the boards and won going away, 52-42.

Green community sprouting in Carolina village

February 4, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The idea of “going green” is one that continues to gain traction throughout the country and the entire world, especially as we watch our gasoline and heating prices rise and rise.

School Committee workshop looks at five scenarios of collective bargaining

February 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The School Committee had its last budget workshop Monday night before it submits the school budget to the town. The committee focused on different scenarios in which school programs or buildings would be cut, how much money to anticipate from the collective bargaining agreements and how this would help close the $1.6 million budget shortfall.

 

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