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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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Free tuition for former Institute assistant

April 6, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While working for Executive Director Daniel Doyle at the Institute for International Sport, one Wakefield woman received free college tuition on top of $20,500 annual pay from the University of Rhode Island.

Lorna Prout Wright was on the URI payroll for 15 years as the executive assistant to Doyle – the man at the center of a state police investigation examining how millions of state dollars intended to support the World Scholar Athlete Games and construct an empty-shell of a building on the Kingston campus went missing.

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Institute: Documents reveal Doyle used political inside track to impress URI officials

April 6, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the past 23 years, tensions strained the relationship between the University of Rhode Island and the Institute for International Sport as URI officials fought for thousands of dollars the nonprofit and its executive director Daniel Doyle owed the school.

Documents released this week to The Narragansett Times - spanning the Institute’s beginnings in 1985 to its apparent closure in 2012 when a state police investigation began – reveal that URI officials began chasing Doyle down for money as early as 1989.

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April 6, 2012

In today's paper, we have how documents released to the Narragansett Times this week reveal a strained relationship between the Institute for International Sport and URI for several years.

Also, this week the Narragansett School Superintendent Katherine Sipala presented the $24.7 million school budget with a request for an increase of $467,678.

On Thursday, Narragansett High School had a threat of a student bringing weapons to school that proved to be a product of social media.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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