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July 28th, 2012

Youths thrive at conference

July 28, 2012

SMITHFIELD — Almost a quarter century ago, the first premise of the Youth-to-Youth Conference was to deter high-school kids from getting involved with drugs and alcohol and running into problems in conjunction with the two.

Now, even with some former participants coming back to help volunteer and guide the current youth, they are even amazed as to how much the event has expanded and shines more light on other issues.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Photo, Sundlun defrauded

July 28, 2012

Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Col. Steven G. O’Donnell has announced the arrest of a North Kingstown woman on three counts of larceny of $500 and two counts of uttering forged documents after she allegedly stole from the personal and business accounts of the late former governor Bruce Sundlun and his wife, Susan G. “Soozie” Sundlun.

On July 19, members of the Financial Crimes Unit arrested Teresa A. Roby, 37, of 775 Old Baptist Road, NK after an investigation stemming from a complaint filed by Mrs. Sundlun, owner of East Greenwich Photo.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 27th

Mel Benson won't seek sixth term

July 28, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Melvoid Benson, member of the North Kingstown School Committee for five terms, changed her mind. Benson, frustrated with the inner ramblings and discord within the school committee, chose to set her declaration papers aside and end her tenure on the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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