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School Committee addresses state grades

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala held a discussion Wednesday evening with the School Committee regarding recently released index scores for schools in Rhode Island. The Department of Education (RIDE) has developed a new performance measuring system for approximately 300 schools, ranking them with a point score as well as a qualifying grade, from 'priority' being the worst to 'commended'.

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URI graduate blends art with oceanography

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Walking into the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one comes upon a wall fixture unlike those around it. Upon closer inspection, it is revealed as a strange visual document that projects both scientific information and an artistic touch. The piece is the work of URI undergraduate Chad Self, who embarked on a project which blended both his studies in art and interest in oceanography.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS will host joint emergency shelter

August 3, 2012

SOUTH COUNTY – The towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett are collaborating to form a volunteer emergency response team, which will staff a new joint emergency shelter.

Instead of having two shelters at Narragansett and South Kingstown high schools, residents of both towns will now take shelter at South Kingstown High School. This will allow emergency officials and volunteers to join forces.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

USDA'S Woteki tours Kingston campus

August 2, 2012

KINGSTON—Catherine Woteki, Chief Scientist and Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, paid a visit to the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday to speak with university educators and researchers about environmental projects in which they are involved. The visit also involved a tour of URI’s research facilities at the Coastal Insitute, which houses initiatives such as the Watershed Watch program.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richman selected as SKLT executive director

August 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Wakefield native Nessa Richman is making her return to Robinson Street as the new executive director of the South Kingstown Land Trust, the first in the organization’s nearly 30-year history.

“What I say is I never really left,” Richman said of returning to Rhode Island. She was born at South County Hospital and grew up on Robinson Street.

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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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Camp Fuller celebrates 100 years on Salt Pond

July 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Founded in 1887 as Camp Lawton, the camp now known as Camp Fuller, originally provided a place for boys from Providence to experience the great outdoors.

After two decades the YMCA of Greater Providence purchased 66 acres on Salt Pond in Wakefield, with the help of Frederic Fuller. The camp was named for Fuller in 1914 and is still located at the pond-front site.

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