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Landscape architect scholars win RIASLA awards

January 5, 2012

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island is home to many scholars and researchers who have been recognized within their respective disciplines, and the department of Landscape Architecture is no different. Professor Richard Sheridan and students Jared Sell, Brayden Drypolcher and Brianna O’Connor were all awarded by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) for their research contributions to the profession.

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January 4, 2012

It's the start of the new year. While for some that means new resolutions and new changes, for local towns it means the start of the budget season. This week South Kingstown has two capital improvement program budget work sessions starting tonight. In today's paper, we have a preview story on what that CIP includes.

To break into 2012 and shake off this winter frost, the Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) is starting a new Winter Lecture Series, in which local specialists on the history and natural environment will speak to the public.

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December 30, 2011

In today's Narragansett Times, we have an update on the pending litigation between South Kingstown and Village Liquors. The brief hearing dates have been set.

We also have the story of how state police arrested a retired URI finance employee who allegedly stole $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University.

To ring in the new year, we have a 1,600-word tribute to the tumultuous year that has just passed.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Breaking News: Ex-URI employee charged with fraud

December 29, 2011

KINGSTON – A long time employee of the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus has been charged with stealing more than $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University over the course of six years.

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The GAIA Vaccine Foundation puts a face behind the numbers

December 29, 2011

KINGSTON—It is difficult for local communities, where successful healthcare and access to up-to-date medicines are common, to comprehend the daily struggle of men and women who are threatened by the HIV/AIDS virus. When speaking with members of the public about this global epidemic, Dr. Annie DeGroot, Director of the Institute for Immunology and Information at the University of Rhode Island, can provide statistics, yet does not believe such an approach is effective.

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December 28, 2011

In today's paper, we have a story on how one Chariho native has become a best-selling novelist.

With the town's applications to erect a wall in Matunuck and to reclassify the waters coming up at the CRMC, Carpenters Beach Meadows will hold a meeting Jan. 7 to discuss erosion.

We also have one story where URI professors are working with the GAIA Foundation to rid the world of AIDS.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Gingerbread Kids benefits Narragansett families

December 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Gifts and food products rested in long rows on the gymnasium floor at Narragansett Elementary School. As volunteers take count of the donated inventory, families from Narragansett begin to stream in, happily receiving the unselfish largesse which many in the local community have offered.

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Moody’s gives SK high marks

December 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A special report released Monday by Moody’s Service Investors has ranked South Kingstown as top in the state for having the highest bond rating.

The financial rating agency noted “local governments in Rhode Island are experiencing economic weakness, revenue stagnation and pension expense growth that are more acute than in most other states and are likely to persist into the future. We expect few if any rating upgrades and a continuing trend of downgrade activity in the coming year.”

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December 23, 2011

In today's paper, find out how the newly approved district maps changed in Washington County.

This week Moodys Investor Service predicted a slow turn around for Rhode Island, but South Kingstown was ranked at the top with the highest bond rating.

Narragansett Elementary School just embarked on the use of new Ipads for students. Find out how teachers are using these new learning tools.

All and more, inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Town and school officials begin budget process

December 21, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At Monday night’s initial budget hearing between the town council and school committee, Town Manager Stephen Alfred painted a landscape where the town must prepare its proposed $74 million budget for FY 2012-2013 in a state facing an uphill battle.
According to Alfred, Rhode Island is lagging behind other states in its economic recovery after the 2008 recession. This year, the state will likely lose aid from federal programs due to the federal budget reduction mandates and continues to experience losses in taxable property value.

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