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Richman selected as SKLT executive director

August 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Wakefield native Nessa Richman is making her return to Robinson Street as the new executive director of the South Kingstown Land Trust, the first in the organization’s nearly 30-year history.

“What I say is I never really left,” Richman said of returning to Rhode Island. She was born at South County Hospital and grew up on Robinson Street.

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Waterman Challenge makes a splash at the Pier

July 27, 2012

 

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Olympic PT designs shoe for medalist Flanagan

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – More than 3,000 miles away in London, a U.S. Olympian will use a product made right here in Wakefield when she runs the Olympic marathon.

Shalane Flanagan, an Olympic runner and bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will use a custom-made shoe insert created by Bert Reid at the aptly named Olympic Physical Therapy.

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Town continues to sort pension issues

July 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—At the July 16 regular meeting, the Town Council continued its ongoing discussion regarding pension funding, both in the short and long term. The town’s actuarial consulting firm, Nyhart, developed an experience study last year which outlined a number of recommendations for the Council to consider in order to address their pension system.

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Corliss named Dean of URI Graduate School of Oceanography after international search

July 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has a new dean after an international search. Dr. Bruce H. Corliss, who is leaving his post as Director of the Duke University/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium, will take up the reins this September.

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Camp Fuller celebrates 100 years on Salt Pond

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Founded in 1887 as Camp Lawton, the camp now known as Camp Fuller, originally provided a place for boys from Providence to experience the great outdoors.

After two decades the YMCA of Greater Providence purchased 66 acres on Salt Pond in Wakefield, with the help of Frederic Fuller. The camp was named for Fuller in 1914 and is still located at the pond-front site.

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SK Council, ACLU and Bergner rift continues

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Debate continued between Deb Bergner and the town council following news reports in which town officials claimed to have dealt with the issues the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged the council to address in a recent letter.

Steve Alfred, town manager, said that Michael Ursillo, town solicitor, spoke to council members regarding the ban on texting and use of council member names in a work session two months ago.

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ACLU responds to Bergner complaint

July 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN  - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union requested the South Kingstown Town Council change recently implemented policies regarding meeting decorum. The ACLU says the policies are unconstitutional violations of free speech.  

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Local author releases book on fishermen

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New England author and former Wakefield resident has donated more than $1,000 from the profits of her book, “Salt of the Sea, Stories told by the fishermen of Point Judith,” to charities in South County.

Cindy Follett Guldemond, daughter of a Point Judith fisherman, recently wrote and published a book chronicling the stories of former Rhode Island fishermen.

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Hope Commons recognized for excellence

July 20, 2012


KINGSTON – A University of Rhode Island cafeteria was recently recognized for its excellence in service, quality and sustainability.

The school’s Hope Commons dining facility earned a bronze medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services. This marks the fifth consecutive year the cafeteria was recognized.

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