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Friends of Canonchet Farm donates $3,500 for wetland survey

November 20, 2010

Town Council accepted a $3,500 grant from the Friends of Canonchet Farm. Thomas Fourtier, President of the organization, recently wrote a letter and submitted the grant proposal to the town in order to conduct a wetland survey of the Canonchet Farm property.

NHS Tolerance Team promotes safe school climate

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT—Students from Narragansett High School’s Tolerance Team attended an off-site leadership training at the historic Towers on Tuesday. The goals were to promote tolerance, a safe school climate, and an understanding about student differences. Representatives from Rhode Island for Community Justice – the organization that held the workshop—were also present as were Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Sarah Laidler and child psychologist Dr. Ruth Anderson from N.H.S.
Twelve of the 20 students involved with the program were at the training session.

Prout School Presents 'The Boys Next Door'

November 19, 2010

WAKEFIELD – Through its production of Tom Griffin's The Boys Next Door, the Prout School's Performing Arts Department hopes to raise awareness about the needs and understanding of people living with mental disabilities. The show will take place Nov. 19 and 20 at 7:30 at the school and is done in collaboration with Prout's Campus Ministry Department.

Vangermeersch releases literary readings on Canonchet, Narragansetts

November 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT– Richard Vangermeersch has compiled and is distributing a book of 35 historical and literary readings on Canonchet, the Narragansett Tribe, and Canonchet Farm. He is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting, and current treasurer of the local advocacy group Friends of Canonchet Farm. Recently, he helped initiate the URI College of Business 75th anniversary and initiated the RICPA's 100th anniversary gathering. This year he has gone through the trouble of compiling readings about the Narragansett Indians from the past 300 years. What does he hope to accomplish?

Gannon heading to Guinea for Peace Corps

November 18, 2010

NARRAGANSETT – Local Sauderstown resident Jacqueline Gannon, 22, is heading to Guinea in West Africa as part of the Peace Corps.
Upon her departure on Jan. 13, Gannon will begin her training as a health educator Peace Corps volunteer. After graduation from volunteer training in March, Gannon will be working to raise awareness and increase prevention of HIV and AIDS and malaria, and to promote nutrition, vaccinations and hygiene.

Swearing in for incumbents in Narragansett

November 18, 2010

ARRAGANSETT–After all five reelected members of the Town Council were sworn in at Monday's meeting, Glenna Hagopian was elected by council members as the new President in a 3-2 vote. Chris Wilkens and Susan Cicilline-Buonnano voted for the latter as President. David Crook was elected as President pro tempe in an identical vote.

URI Pharmacy building 'on time and on budget'

November 12, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Republican Governor Donald Carcieri grinned like an overfed cat as Vice President of Administration Robert Weygand told an audience at a topping out ceremony that URI’s Pharmaceutical Building was “on time and on budget.” Rhode Island recently approved (by 62 percent) a ballot measure for $65 million in state bonds on for the new 148,000 square foot building.

Honoring our Veterans

November 10, 2010

Local Veterans, South Kingstown and Narragansett Police and Fire Departments as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and various other civic organizations will be marching in this year's Veteran's Day Parade.

Local campaign workers volunteer to educate voters

November 9, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although Election Day can be seen as a relaxing day off for some people, for others it is a day to work hard for what you believe in either by working at the polls or campaigning for a favorite candidate.
Campaign workers manned their polling places to support their candidates and to exercise their right to vote.

Student Action for Sustainability links students with environment

November 8, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–A small but strong group on URI's campus is working to solidify the tenuous link between students and their natural environment. This week URI's Student Action for Sustainability is hosting an art contest with a theme entitled "Forests in the Fall." Heather Lewis, a biology major, and the current president of the five-year old group said, "We are hoping to raise awareness about the URI North Woods and why it is important to this university."

 

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