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Walk MS a huge success

April 18, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The stories of how walkers and bikers have come to the MS Society’s 23rd annual Walk MS are varied, but the intent remains steadfast: to raise funds and public awareness for research which will someday lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

“This is a great experience, from start to finish,” said Narragansett resident Chuck Carberry. “Last year, we did the walk and I have been training for this year’s 150 mile bike race with my wife. It is a great opportunity.”

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April 18, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Engineering Office plans to study the sewer system in Narragansett along Congdon Street. The effort is an attempt to minimize water overflow at the Congdon Street Pump Station.

Also, last week, the South Kingstown Police arrested William E. Webster,52 for possession of child pornography.

Save the Bay also has a new Bay Keeper, Tom Kutcher.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Bike Day's today at South County YMCA

April 14, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to promote healthy living, the town of South Kingstown, in partnership with the South County YMCA will host the first “Bike Day” on Saturday, April 14, from 10 to 2 p.m. at the YMCA at 165 Broad Rock Road, Wakefield.

The free event has sprung from the Healthy Places By Design initiative – which provided advice on how the town can help its residents be more active and eat healthier.

“[Bike Day] promotes the use of the bike path and the fun of riding a bike,” says Vincent Murray, director of planning.

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CRMC rejects Matunuck Beach Road plan

April 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For decades, South Kingstown and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have tried to come up with a solution that would simultaneously protect Matunuck Beach Road from falling into the ocean and preserve the environment’s natural process.

In 2012, the town and the state are still looking for that solution.

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April 13, 2012

In today's paper, find out why the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected South Kingstown's plan to protect Matunuck Beach Road.

At the first of two budget hearings in South Kingstown, science teachers oppose two $200,000 positions in the school district.

The Narragansett School Committee met with Nancy Daley, Curriculum Director for Narragansett Schools, this week to discuss student performance over the past year on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing.

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Broad Rock Park will receive DEM funds for upgrades

April 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Thursday the recipients of matching funds for recreational open space development. Although the greatest portion of funding has been awarded to the larger, urban centers of Rhode Island, Broad Rock Park in South Kingstown will receive $53,000 for upgrades to the baseball field and Dog Park there. Another $53,000 will be matched through local capital improvement funding.

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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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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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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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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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