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URI students mentioned in Sports Institute article possess valid degrees

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – On Friday, April 13, 2012, an article in The Narragansett Times raised questions regarding the existence of a MBA and physical education master’s degrees program coordinated through the Institute for International Sport on the University of Rhode Island.

A recent interview with Dr. Robert B. Turcotte, former Graduate School Academic Dean at the University of Rhode Island, revealed that there was never a graduate program offered by the Institute in conjunction with URI.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thundermist receives $5 million for new building

May 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Thundermist Health Center received $5 million this week to build a new patient-centered facility at its 1 River St., Wakefield site.

The nonprofit community health center also received another $228,812 to renovate its West Warwick dental facility.

The funds are part of $6.2 million Rhode Island received in federal funding from the Affordable Care Act to support community health centers. The East Bay Community Action Program in Newport and the Comprehensive Community Action in Cranston also received $500,000 each.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New recycling gig for Scrap Specialists

May 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The idea to found a recycling business came from a casual conversation between two college friends, Cory Harrigan of Narragansett and Dylan Gregory of South Kingstown. The dialogue burgeoned as the discussed the need to develop incentive for businesses to recycle, and now the two undergraduates at the University of Rhode Island are owners of Scrap Specialists Recycling, investing their money to purchase 12 dumpsters and contracting their collection services with local vendors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 4, 2012

In today's paper, find out how two University of Rhode Island students developed a company, Scrap Specialists, to help cut down on local businesses' waste.

The Avery-Stori Funeral Home is building its new crematorium on Columbia Street.

This week Thundermist Health Center received $5 million to construct a new Wakefield facility.

Peace Dale Elementary School teacher Julie Turcotte is also awarded this year's Golden Apple Teacher Award.

Pick up a copy today!

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SK’s own Jim Norman to be inducted into RI Radio Hall of Fame

May 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 1952 Jim Norman began broadcasting football and basketball games for the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate student.

Sixty years later, Norman, the retired URI director of sports information and commercial radio “Voice of the Rams,” has become a familiar voice to generations of fans who listened to his play-by-play of Ram athletics and synonymous with radio broadcasting in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out what happened at the SK Town Council meeting, in which they adopted the final budget along with a $7,000 contribution to the SRI Chamber.

Pancakes anyone? T's Restaurant is coming to Narragansett in the former site of the Red Stripe Restaurant.

The dugouts at Sprague Field are also getting a face lift.

Also, inside, South Kingstown's Jim Norman, a legend in Rhode Island sports broadcasting, is being inducted into the RI Radio Hall of Fame.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Olympic Physical Therapy helps strengthen community

April 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Olympic Physical Therapy is strengthening the community, a mission it is well on its way to accomplishing as it provides programs for all ages and skill levels.

Bert Reid and Don Levine met years before while earning their Master’s degrees at the University of Rhode Island. After working in private practice, in 2000, Reid and Levine decided to team up and open up Olympic Physical Therapy in Middletown. By 2008, Olympic Physical Therapy branched out to Wakefield and Bristol. The practice now operates out of five locations, including Tiverton and Warren.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC rejects reclassification for Matunuck

April 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –In a 6-2 vote, the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) rejected South Kingstown’s request to reclassify 1,400 feet of the Matunuck shoreline in the hopes that a more comprehensive plan that combines beach replenishment with minimal reinforcement can be found.

The vote follows the council’s decision earlier in the night to reconsider its 7-2 vote made two weeks ago against the town’s request to construct a 200 foot sheet pile wall along the town’s right of way.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Budget talks continue in Narragansett

April 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—After the proposed FY 2012-13 town budget was presented to the public at Monday’s regular meeting, the Town Council will now go about reviewing the budget and its monetary allotments. The Council, along with Town Manager Grady Miller, scheduled multiple work sessions throughout the week, and listened to department heads regarding their accomplishments, goals, and budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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April 26, 2012

In today's paper,find out how Narragansett officials balanced the town's budget for next year.

This week, the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected the South Kingstown's application to reclassify the Matunuck shoreline. However, parties agreed that finding a comprehensive solution that combines beach replenishment with minimal reinforcement is the best option.

South County Hospital also announced plans to see whether it should team up with Westerly Hospital to make a health care system for all of Washington County.

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