WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ Graduation might still be two months away for the Chariho Regional High School's class of 2011, but parents in the community are working to make sure a safe post-graduation event remains in effect for outgoing students.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ While the South Kingstown schools stands to lose funding in state aid, the school committee has taken action by approving a resolution that proposes changes in the state education funding formula.
South Kingstown will lose 5 percent in state aid. According to the update on the Governorâ€™s recommended budget on March 9, South Kingstown will receive $8.4 million in 2012, which is 14.18 percent of the budget. South Kingstown is losing $371,606 in funding.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A shabby little green-trimmed house that historians trace to the founding family of North Kingstown is being moved from a waterfront site on Cold Spring Lane to Smithfield where it will be restored and occupied.
It will join two large colonial homes in a Limerock-area compound owned by a pair of devoted preservationists.
Identified as the Updike-Lawton House by an official at the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission, the early Cape Cod-style cottage was built by descendents of Lodowick Updike.