SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Ruth Tomlin Gronneberg was awaiting her granddaughterâ€™s arrival from New York on June 17 on the platform of the Kingston station. The wind was strong as the train zoomed by, knocking the 91-year old South Kingstown off her feet, her husband, Edward Gronneberg said.
Well, itâ€™s finally happened. By the time you read this weâ€™ll know whether Dr. Phil Thornton is going to stick around as the superintendent of North Kingstown schools.
He came into the job as the unanimous choice of the school committee with members like Melvoid Benson and the late Doug Roth singing his praises. Dr. Thornton has made it plain that if he goes out it will be largely due to the rancorous relationship with â€śsome membersâ€ť of the committee.