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Stories unfold at NRPA lecture

April 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As Jim Crothers detailed the strange and complicated relationships of William Sprague, the audience laughed and gasped at the personalities which have shaped Narragansett’s history. Crothers, Executive Director of the South County Museum, gave his lecture to a room of about 30 locals, captivated by the images and story lines of the past.

“I’ll give an old Irish song,” said Crothers to the crowd. “All stories are true, including this one, and they may have actually happened.”

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CRC looks to 2013 projects

March 30, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Capital Reserve Committee met for the first time Wednesday evening to discuss a number of upcoming capital projects for the schools. The group comprises School Committee and Town Council members, as well as various town staff and two members of the public, and has been formed in order to better implement funding strategies for capital projects.

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Carothers ‘on the fence’ about buyout

March 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island President Robert Carothers says he “has been on the fence for six months” and is not ready to decide whether he will take the retirement buyout.

“I’m trying to decide what’s best for me, my family and the university,” Carothers says. “My family does not think I should retire.”

However, there are conflicting reports on whether Carothers can even accept the retirement program at this point – 40 percent of a final salary - since the deadline on March 19 expired.

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Carothers ‘on the fence’ about buyout

March 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island President Robert Carothers says he “has been on the fence for six months” and is not ready to decide whether he will take the retirement buyout.

“I’m trying to decide what’s best for me, my family and the university,” Carothers says. “My family does not think I should retire.”

However, there are conflicting reports on whether Carothers can even accept the retirement program at this point – 40 percent of a final salary - since the deadline on March 19 expired.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 30, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on what former URI president Robert Carothers would receive if he chooses to retire this year.

This week the Narragansett Town Council discussed projects for 2013 including the possibility of improvements to the high school gym.

Also, a new photographer, Cat Johnson is bringing heroes to Wakefield.

Inside sports, we have the story on how URI top basketball player is facing voyeurism charges.

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URI's Holton faces charges from Florida, no longer student

March 29, 2012

University of Rhode Island Campus Police arrested Jonathan Holton today, March 29 at about 8 a.m. on a warrant issued yesterday by the Miami-Dade Police on a charge of robbery according to a statement from URI.

This is Holton’s second arrest this week.

Listed as a freshman student earlier this week, Holton is no longer registered at the University.

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Council, Clam Jammers reach agreement

March 28, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council held a Show-Cause hearing Monday evening to address multiple liquor license violations committed by Clam Jammers, a restaurant and bar at 294 Great Island Road in Galilee. Owner Paul Troxell was on hand to accept an agreement reached after a number of consultations with Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie and Narragansett Fire Marshal James Given.

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President Dooley addresses rising tuition costs at URI

March 28, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley is not thinking about the new men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley or the state investigation into the Institute for International Sport. His main thought is how tuition costs are rising – a factor he blames on declining state support.

“The costs are shifting from taxpayers in the state to families – a much smaller base,” Dooley states.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 28, 2012

In today's paper, we have the Narragansett Town Council's decision to suspend the liquor license of Clam Jammers for seven days.

In marina news, he Rhode Island State Senate passed a resolution last week requesting the state to work with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to develop better regulations regarding pair trawling in state waters.

In URI news, 38 faculty and staff out of 246 eligible employees from the URI accepted the retirement incentive plan, which means officials have to come up with new ways to close the $2.64 million budget hole for next year.

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Municipal plan unlikely to impact Narragansett

March 27, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Governor Lincoln Chafee’s recently introduced legislative package to assist financially ailing municipalities may not have as much applicability to Narragansett, said Town Manager Grady Miller on Monday.

“I did a preliminary look, but we are still evaluating right now and waiting for additional analysis from the League of Rhode Island Cities and Towns,” said Miller. “The league does legislative analysis and shares that with cities and towns. They lobby on behalf of [municipalities] before the State legislature and legislative committees as well.”

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