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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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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