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Weygand stepping down as URI vice president, will serve as teacher

June 7, 2013

KINGSTON – Robert A. Weygand, the University of Rhode Island’s vice president for administration and finance, is stepping down from his position as of June 30.
However, he will not be leaving the university.
Weygand, 65, who announced his plan to step down in October, will be assuming a teaching position, serve as the director of the master’s of public administration program and teach in the university’s honors program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WTT to host Seaside Village Fair on Sunday

June 7, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- Local residents have joined together to bring back the sense of community in Narragansett. A resident of Narragansett for more than 40 years, Marie Younkin-Waldman created the organization Where’s the Town? (WTT) in Fall 2011, in hopes of rejuvenating the Pier.
WTT will do its part on Sunday, June 9, as the organization holds its second annual Seaside Village Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pier Marketplace.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Graduation a bittersweet end for Prout seniors

June 7, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Prout School graduated 146 seniors Tuesday at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center.
The Class of 2013 received their diplomas at the school’s 45th graduation ceremony, which marked the bittersweet end of their four years at the Catholic school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Seaside Fair rescheduled

June 7, 2013

Readers,

The Seaside Fair at Pier Marketplace in Narragansett has been re-scheduled, because of rain, from Saturday, June 8 to Sunday, June 9. The event, sponsored by 'Where's The Town,' will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Best to all!

The Narragansett Times Staff

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIPTA proposing statewide service change

June 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is proposing service changes to its entire operational system, to be implemented over the next two years.
RIPTA held two public hearings Monday at the South Kingstown Town Hall, two of 12 such sessions scheduled in all of the state’s five counties, as required by law when there are significant changes service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tour de Cure rolls through South County

June 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT- The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and UnitedHealthcare sponsored the 2013 Ocean State Tour de Cure Sunday to benefit diabetes research, education and advocacy. More than 550 riders participated in the Ocean State ride and ADA exceeded the fundraising goal of $240,000, raising more than $250,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle brazenly moving on from URI

June 6, 2013

KINGSTON – Daniel E. Doyle Jr., beleaguered former executive director of the Institute for International Sport, is proposing to move the institute and its events to the University of Central Florida.

In early May, Doyle, 64, was indicted on 18 counts of embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses and forgery, after allegedly personally obtaining more than $1 million from Institute for International Sport funds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire engulfs Jeep in Wakefield

June 4, 2013

Firefighters from Union Fire District extinguished a car blaze Tuesday morning in Wakefield.

A Jeep Wrangler was fully engulfed in flames in the Dale Carlia parking lot.

Read more in Wednesday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Leslie Perrin named SK teacher of the year

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Leslie Perrin, a district literacy coach, was recently named South Kingstown teacher of the year.
Perrin said she grew up surrounded by teachers in her family.
“I think it’s sort of in our blood,” she said.
Many aunts and uncles in her family worked as teachers, her sister, brother and husband are teachers as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former URI hoops player sentenced

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island basketball player Jonathan Holton was sentenced to two years probation Wednesday on a charge of video voyeurism.
Washington County Superior Court Judge Melanie Thunberg also ordered Holton, 22, with a last known address of 3925 Washington Ave., Miami, Fla., to undergo mental health counseling and have no contact of the victim.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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