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URI professor takes students to Tanzania

August 31, 2015

 

KINGSTON--In 2010, Karie Lee Orendorff went to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. When she returned, the Kinesiology lecturer brought an even greater opportunity to her students at the University of Rhode Island: a chance to teach local Tanzanian youth.

For 10 days in July, Orendorff and 16 other undergraduates journeyed across the globe to teach math, science, reading and physical education at the Maasai Joy Children's Centre in Arusha, a city which lies in Tanzania's Ekenywa Valley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community rallies around visiting teen to find missing dog

August 31, 2015

NORTH KINGSTOWN--Julie Lucey could not think of a lesson for her daughter, Maddy, while they searched for their lost dog Daisy in the woods off Quaker Lane earlier this month. The rescue dog had been with Lucey's family for three days before running away from a family member's home on Quaker Lane. So, Julie went for a walk down the street, and what she found was a community rallying to find Daisy, no questions asked.

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Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

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Mixed Bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return

April 10, 2015

Mixed Bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents concerned about CVD proposal

January 8, 2015

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A sizeable group of residents turned out Tuesday evening to tell the North Kingstown Planning Commission that it did not want proposed zone changes to Lafayette Village. The commission and the town have in recent months discussed re-zoning the historical area as a Compact Village District (CVD), similar to those in Wickford and at the Rolling Greens site.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council debates gun store application

January 8, 2015

EXETER—On Monday evening, Exeter town council members heard from a number of residents who do not want a proposed gun shop to open in town. Westerly resident Robert M. Gaglione has been working with the town over the past several months to establish Firearms Unlimited off Nooseneck Hill Road.

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Vicious dog case going to Superior Court

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A local dog owner will now appeal to Superior Court for her pet’s release after North Kingstown Police enforced a town ordinance in October which states no vicious dog can be housed within a mile of a school or day-care facility. Kimberly Miserendino had her two pitbulls taken away after NKPD determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses study on full-day K

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Tuesday’s first meeting with the new school committee, members discussed the benefits and challenges of implementing full-day kindergarten in North Kingstown. Only Quidnessett Elementary has a full day program currently, and a recent community survey has shown that many parents, as well as school administrators and teachers, are in favor of sending students to a full day of kindergarten.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDEM announces more than $3 million in open space grants

December 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Tuesday over $3.5 million in open space grants for various municipalities and organizations throughout the state. Locally, North Kingstown will receive approximately $124,000 to help purchase a 5.3 acre parcel on Gilbert Stuart Road.
The land is a wooded habitat resting alongside Carr Pond serving as the home for a number of migratory birds and mammals, including white-tailed deer. According to RIDEM’s release, the property is the last open space parcel to be purchased around the pond.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students crack the codes at Forest Park Elementary

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Walking past Fourth Grade teacher Kim Johnson’s classroom, one might think class was finishing as students gave fist pumps and celebratory shouts of ‘yes!’ At Forest Park Elementary School on Tuesday, however, students were participating in the ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide event aimed at improving interest and ability in computer science.
“You’re all computer scientists already!” said instructor Bea Lukens to Johnson’s students.

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