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April 11th, 2012

Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's real estate market is full of good and bad news (OPINION)

April 11, 2012

A recent Sunday edition of the state’s daily newspaper had two back section articles that can be described as “Good News-Bad News”.
First, the good news: “Foreclosures drag down median house price” proclaims a lead story in the real estate section. A condo on chic College Hill went for $105K while a single family house in run-down South Providence sold for $20 thousand. Both of these were properties foreclosed on by the lender or a government agency that backed the mortgage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fellow journalists remember reporter Peter Lord

April 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Peter Lord was the essence of what every journalist should be – fair and honest and an inspiration to his readers, coworkers and students. The award-winning journalist died Wednesday after a battle with brain cancer at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Newport. He was 60 years old.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Institute: Carothers will retire from URI in June

April 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After he was forced into the spotlight Friday for authorizing a tuition waiver for the executive assistant of the Institute for International Sport, Robert Carothers, ex-president at the University of Rhode Island, made public his plans to retire at the end of June.

Carothers – serving as president emeritus since 2009– opted to accept URI’s one-time voluntary retirement incentive program. He will finish his three-year contract on June 20 with a total $258,882.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 11, 2012

In today's paper, Phil's Restaurant in Wakefield gets a full liquor license. They start serving drinks this Friday.

This week, South Kingstown found out it will receive $53,000 from DEM for upgrades to the Broad Rock Park.

We have more on the Institute for International Sport and how one 1996 memo reveals that ex-president Robert Carothers is the one to authorize free tuition to Daniel Doyle's executive assistant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 10th

Aquaculture thrives in southern South County

April 10, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) released its annual report on Aquaculture, and the outlook is promising. A number of aquaculture businesses, new and old, are thriving in Rhode Island’s coastal ponds and the growing and harvesting of mainly shellfish, such as oysters, has brought a new dynamic to the local seafood-consuming community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 9th

Langevin cites Toray's role in rebuilding state's workforce

April 9, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Congressman Jim Langevin continued his Rhode Island Skilled Economy (RISE) tour in North Kingstown Tuesday morning when he visited Toray Plastics where Senior Vice President of Engineering at Toray Plastics, Shigeru Osada provided an overview of the company and how it is helping college students learn about the engineering field.
For the past few months, the RISE tour has taken Langevin to a variety of venues to address closing the skills gap and strengthening the state’s economy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 8th

Exeter voters to decide on budget

April 8, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

WEST GREENWICH—A special meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee last Monday night was suppose to be a chance for members of the public to sit, listen to and ask questions about the proposed 2012-2013 school budget.
Instead, less than a half-dozen of non-School Committee members showed up and the meeting was over in a total of 21 minutes.
Then again, when you have as straight-forward a budget as EWG does this season, there’s really not much to question.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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