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Archive - Sep 2012

September 17th

Mass celebration for new Prout School principal

September 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin along with 15 visiting priests and The Prout School’s own chaplain, Father Joseph Upton, celebrated a mass at the school Wednesday to mark the installation of David Carradini as principal.

The mass was attended by the largest number of priests to serve with the bishop in the school’s history. The school’s 600 students were also in attendance along with Prout’s faculty and staff, guests from other catholic schools and local community and government leaders.

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September 16th

Animal shelter evacuation plan expected soon

September 16, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER – When a major weather event is on the way, residents receive constant advisories via computer, TV and radio, but what about the animals housed at the town’s shelter on South County Trail?
Who’s looking out for their safety?
As it happens, in another example of inter-departmental teamwork, Stefan Coutoulakis and Steve Mattscheck – directors, respectively, of emergency management and public works/the shelter – have put their heads together over this very topic. They have arrived at a plan adapted from one used in coastal Louisiana.

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September 15th

NK, Exeter share in recycling profits

September 15, 2012


JOHNSTON - The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) made a profit of $1.94 million from the sale of recyclables in the Fiscal Year 2012, and last Thursday, Sept. 6, that money was divided up to the cities and towns of the state.
RIRRC Director Michael O’Connell and Gov. Lincoln Chafee personally handed out checks to all the municipal officials in attendance, including those from the North Kingstown and Exeter areas.

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September 14th

Busing change draws ire of parents

September 14, 2012

Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—A handful of frustrated parents addressed the Exeter-West Greenwich school committee Tuesday night concerning the switch to “group stops” for students receiving out-of-district transportation to Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke Catholic Regional School and The Prout School, both in Wakefield.
Parents expressed concern at the timing of the change, saying students attending the two schools were not told until the night before the first day of classes that it would be put in place.

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September 13th

After defeat, Gamba asks for District 32 recount

September 13, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN—Moments after the results came in from the fifth and final voting precinct in District 32 Tuesday night, State Representative Larry Ehrhardt was asked how he felt about the 27-vote margin that appeared to decide his Republican primary race in favor of his opponent, political newcomer Sharon Gamba.
Because the race was so tight and the margin of victory so small, Ehrhardt felt it was too soon to make a statement touting victory or conceding defeat and wanted to wait, instead, on the mail-in ballots that had yet to be counted.

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September 12th

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September 12, 2012

The race for District 32 continues.
After a long and contentious battle between incumbent Larry Ehrhardt and political newcomer Sharon Gamba came down to just 16 votes Tuesday, Gamba officially asked for a recount Wednesday.
This week, we bring you all the results from this week's primaries and look ahead to November's general election.
In addition, we bring you an in-depth look at the individuals helping prepare Exeter for the future and update you on the latest happenings in the EWG and NK school districts.

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September 11th

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Union's 'strike' had nothing to do with education (OPINION)

September 11, 2012

As you probably know, Monday of last week was scheduled to be orientation day for school department faculty and staff. The Educational Support Professionals (“ESP”) bargaining unit met and decided on a “work stoppage” for everyone except the year-round, hourly paid clerks who would be the only employees to suffer financial harm if they didn’t report to their offices.

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