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Portsmouth resident and University of Rhode Island student Lawrence Higgins (fifth from left) was part of a team that won a national Federal Aviation Administration competition. From left are Alan Andrade, vice president of R.I. Airport Corp.; Lynn Dadona, line service technician for AvPorts; URI students David Powers, Ronald Wheeler, Lawrence Higgins, Kyle DellaGrotta and Christopher Clark; and David Lucas, AvPorts operations manager at Quonset State Airport. Photo courtesy of Ronald Wheeler.

Portsmouth student helps team win FAA contest

Portsmouth student helps team win FAA contest

PORTSMOUTH — Maneuvering airplanes around a runway is a delicate process, and sometimes wingtips collide. When that happens, planes suffer costly damage and safety is compromised. A reliable and cost-effective solution has long vexed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Now a team of University of Rhode Island engineering students holds an answer, which last month won


Letter: Carlin oblivious to URI center’s purpose

To the editor: Recently, David Carlin attempted to portray the building of URI’s LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) center as a political move, and sarcastically implied that the college should build a similar center for “students who are anti-abortion, supporters of traditional marriage (one man, one woman), and believers in the old-fashioned ideal of