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PJCC awarded ‘green’ certification

April 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—As spring approaches, golf course maintenance crews rise early to tend to the landscaped environment. Point Judith Country Club (PJCC) in Narragansett will begin the same process with new vigor after being recognized through the Department of Environmental Management (DEM)’s Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Doyle saga prompts probe into community service grants

April 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In light of the investigation into the Institute for International Sport and how it spent millions of dollars in state grants, House Leaders have taken measures that would provide more oversight to money doled out to nonprofits and community service agencies.

This is the first year since 2007 House leaders have taken action to look into where money for community service grants is going and how it is used.

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Council, public debate Miller’s job performance

April 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The debate about Town Manager Grady Miller’s job performance continued on Monday night as the Town Council passed a motion by a vote of three to two to direct the Town Solicitor Mark McSally to ‘review and report’ a $3,000 appropriation authorized by Miller to the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA). Miller has been scrutinized by Town Council members in recent weeks for allowing the donation to NRPA without the approval of the Town Council and separate from the special appropriations process.

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April 4, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Town Council continue to debate Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance after he approved a $3,000 appropriation to the Narrow River Preservation Association.

Last week the Point Judith Country Club was recognized by the Department of Environmental Management's Rhode Island Golf Course Green Certification Program as a leader of environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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