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Breaking News: Ex-URI employee charged with fraud

December 29, 2011

KINGSTON – A long time employee of the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus has been charged with stealing more than $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University over the course of six years.

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The GAIA Vaccine Foundation puts a face behind the numbers

December 29, 2011

KINGSTON—It is difficult for local communities, where successful healthcare and access to up-to-date medicines are common, to comprehend the daily struggle of men and women who are threatened by the HIV/AIDS virus. When speaking with members of the public about this global epidemic, Dr. Annie DeGroot, Director of the Institute for Immunology and Information at the University of Rhode Island, can provide statistics, yet does not believe such an approach is effective.

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December 28, 2011

In today's paper, we have a story on how one Chariho native has become a best-selling novelist.

With the town's applications to erect a wall in Matunuck and to reclassify the waters coming up at the CRMC, Carpenters Beach Meadows will hold a meeting Jan. 7 to discuss erosion.

We also have one story where URI professors are working with the GAIA Foundation to rid the world of AIDS.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gingerbread Kids benefits Narragansett families

December 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Gifts and food products rested in long rows on the gymnasium floor at Narragansett Elementary School. As volunteers take count of the donated inventory, families from Narragansett begin to stream in, happily receiving the unselfish largesse which many in the local community have offered.

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Moody’s gives SK high marks

December 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A special report released Monday by Moody’s Service Investors has ranked South Kingstown as top in the state for having the highest bond rating.

The financial rating agency noted “local governments in Rhode Island are experiencing economic weakness, revenue stagnation and pension expense growth that are more acute than in most other states and are likely to persist into the future. We expect few if any rating upgrades and a continuing trend of downgrade activity in the coming year.”

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December 23, 2011

In today's paper, find out how the newly approved district maps changed in Washington County.

This week Moodys Investor Service predicted a slow turn around for Rhode Island, but South Kingstown was ranked at the top with the highest bond rating.

Narragansett Elementary School just embarked on the use of new Ipads for students. Find out how teachers are using these new learning tools.

All and more, inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town and school officials begin budget process

December 21, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At Monday night’s initial budget hearing between the town council and school committee, Town Manager Stephen Alfred painted a landscape where the town must prepare its proposed $74 million budget for FY 2012-2013 in a state facing an uphill battle.
According to Alfred, Rhode Island is lagging behind other states in its economic recovery after the 2008 recession. This year, the state will likely lose aid from federal programs due to the federal budget reduction mandates and continues to experience losses in taxable property value.

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December 21, 2011

In today's Narragansett Times, find out about former Rhode Island Senator Patrick T. McDonald, who was arraigned this past Friday by Superior Court Judge Walter Stone, pleading not guilty to six felony counts, including embezzlement totaling more than $150,000 and conspiracy.

We also have the follow-up story on David Swain, who was arrested for drunk driving in Portsmouth early Sunday morning. Swain was recently released from his jail sentence regarding the murder of his wife in 1999.

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SKHS senior has a vision for school’s landscape design

December 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Through the collaboration of South Kingstown High School students and University of Rhode Island landscape architecture seniors, the high school’s landscape may take on a new shape in coming years.

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Name change lawsuit needs work

December 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Legal representatives of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) and the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck and Narragansett Chambers of Commerce met in court on Tuesday to present their statements regarding SKCC’s name change to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. A number of chambers in Washington County joined together in November to form the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island and have filed a lawsuit against SKCC for the name change, deeming it a hostile maneuver to weaken the strength of chambers of commerce throughout southern Rhode Island

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