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Undocumented student policy will have little impact on URI admissions

October 5, 2011

KINGSTON – Although the Board of Governors for Higher Education's policy decision to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition to attend any of the three Rhode Island colleges will impact the lives of those students, little will change at the University of Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

October 5, 2011

In today's paper, find out why Jamestown man David Swain is able to walk free from Tortola and what the state is doing for future storms after Tropical Storm Irene.

Also, find out why it is important for fishermen and scientists to work together in the industry. Inside, find out how URI will be impacted by the new Board of Governors undocumented student policy.

All and more inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee uses literacy audit to develop goals to improve

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the South Kingstown schools received positive results on its K-8 literacy audit, the school committee held a work session Tuesday night to discuss how to utilize the evaluation to make the program even better for students.

The literary audit, in which each classroom is evaluated, provides an objective view on the work in South Kingstown’s schools. It provides suggested areas of focus for future improvement of the program over three to five years. The audit was done through a federal grant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chambers angered by SK’s name change

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce sent out an email last Thursday to the five other local South County chambers and local businesses, notifying them of their official chamber’s name change to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.” The Board of Directors for SKCC had voted unanimously for the change. The action has subsequently angered many of the surrounding chambers of commerce in South County, including Narragansett and Charlestown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

LaPlante Center files lawsuit against RI

September 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center in Wakefield, many members dedicate their time to volunteering in the community whether they help deliver bread to people in need or volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

However, the work these members do to make a difference in the lives of those around them may change after the state proposed a $600,000 cut in funds to the LaPlante Center, a budget decision that will directly impact the programs that allows the center to provide volunteer and work opportunities to its members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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September 28, 2011

The state pension and budget cuts has everyone up in arms and angered over the current economic conditions. Those that have had it with budget cuts are taking action. Find out why the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center in Wakefield has filed lawsuit against the state in today's paper.

After putting forth expenditures on the town council agenda concerning a refurbished break room at the town hall, the council decided to review Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council takes no action on Miller's job performance

September 27, 2011

The Narragansett Town Council met on Tuesday evening to discuss Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance over the last few months. No action was taken, although members of the public attended the Charter Review meeting held at the Town Hall prior to the executive session to show their support for Miller.

Council President Glenna Hagopian assured the public that the executive session was held only to discuss Miller's job performance without any intention of taking action to terminate him, an outcome which many among the public feared.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI health bill signed into law

September 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed an Executive Order on Monday establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, a program through which uninsured individuals and small businesses can shop for the best deal among a multiple number of health insurers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI students face tuition hike at URI

September 27, 2011

KINGSTON – With nearly flat level funding from the state to public colleges, the University of Rhode Island has no choice but to raise tuition for Rhode Islanders by 9.5 percent for the fall of 2012.

“We’ve run out of degrees of freedom in our budget,” Donald DeHayes, ProVost and Vice President of Academic Affairs said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

All eyes on local fishermen

September 26, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats.

The program has local fishermen up and arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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