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April 2nd, 2012

Former Mancini's Hardware, Tim Horton's sites changing

April 3, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Since a fire destroyed the old Mancini’s Hardware store on Tower Hill Road in 2005, the site has sat vacant.
Soon, however, it will be demolished and replaced with Pawtucket Credit Union.
Mancini’s had been around for 40 years when lighting struck an electrical service box causing the blaze. The existing 0.97 acres houses the former 12,025 square-foot store and is zoned general business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 1st

Davisville roof bond comes before voters tomorrow

April 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger, along with a majority of school committee members, are hoping residents will pass a $6.4 million health and safety bond to make what they call “necessary improvements” to many of the district’s schools in a special election this Tuesday.
The bulk of the money, which has drawn debate from residents on both sides of the issue, would be used to replace the roof at Davisville Middle School (DMS), which has come to the end of its lifecycle.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 31st

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.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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