URI, Narragansett to Bring Back Coalition

The group will help to curtail the noise and alcohol issues associated with URI students renting in Narragansett.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
A dormant coalition between the Town of Narragansett and the University of Rhode Island will be getting a second life. 

During last week's workshop between the Narragansett Town Council and URI officials (including URI President David M. Dooley), the two entities agreed to resurrect the coalition, which sought to open communication channels between Narragansett residents, URI students and the university's administration, according to the South County Independent.

According to Town Manager Pamela Nolan, more than 5,000 URI students rent homes in Narragansett during the academic year. Nolan, who recently became Narragansett's new town manager, the coalition will help to enforce the noise and alcohol issues associated with URI students renting in the area.

The 2013-2014 academic year started off with the Narragansett Police Department making 170 students arrests from Labor Day until the first week of October.

Read the full story from the Independent here.


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