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October 14th

Community members speak out on clean water

October 15, 2012

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

WARWICK — State officials and local businessmen gathered on Tuesday at Goddard Park to support Questions 5 and 6 on the upcoming ballot for November’s election. The two items, which have already passed through the General Assembly, would provide $40 million in bond support for clean water and open space initiatives throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 13th

Tell Me Your Story: Former NK teacher chooses bilateral mastectomy

October 14, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What most people would regard as tragic is not how Anne Huling views the toll taken on her body through numerous surgeries and progressive deafness that forced her to end the teaching career she loved.
She is a survivor in every sense of the word; her spirit has risen to fight lung cancer which she feels was caused by second-hand smoke in a small, windowless teacher’s lounge.
She has battled back from abdominal surgery after two small growths were found in the colon: she also had her gall bladder removed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 12th

Pixar Studios to hold 'Masterclass' at New England Tech

October 13, 2012

By JAMES MEROLLA
Special to The Standard

EAST GREENWICH – New England Tech is “UP” these days. Or will be, at least, on Oct. 12-13.
The school will be “UP” and “Monsters, Inc.” and “Brave,” and “Monsters University” (the next movie in 2013), and all those Pixar film titles when top animators from that prolific movie franchise conduct a two-day workshop at the East Greenwich campus.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Furniture: celebrating 25 years in business

October 12, 2012

WYOMING—Ed Smith, owner of Chariho Furniture, opened up his suit jacket and pointed to the red, white and blue American flag stitched inside.
“People say, ‘You can’t buy American-made clothing,’” Smith said. “It’s got to be American-made. I don’t think this country would be in the position it’s in if people felt that way.”
For Ed Smith, “Made in America” is more than an empty slogan. Chariho Furniture prides itself on selling only American-made solid-wood furniture. They carry over 100 different brands, 20 of them Amish, and they specialize in pieces made to the customer’s exacting specifications. Everything can be customized, from the wood to the fabric to the finish to the hardware.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Inside Style opens Saturday on Main Street

October 12, 2012

WAKEFIELD–There are many individual designs and interior ideas for making your living space more enjoyable, but did you know a single piece of transforming furniture can really make a any room, office or home stand out from the rest?
That’s according to Lee Chartier of Inside Style,owner of a new interior design studio on Main Street in Wakefield.
“There’s nothing like this in South County at all,” said Chartier,”You have shopping choices, but there’s no one that can help you put it all together affordably.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public comment debated at SK School Committee meeting

October 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the bi-monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the South Kingstown School Committee discussed ways to address the needs of public members who bring issues forward that require further conversation. In light of recent verbal altercations during both school committee and South Kingstown Town Council meetings between members of the public and the respective groups, more innovative approaches have been contemplated to bring citizens into the school committee’s decision-making.
Superintendent of Schools Kristen Stringfellow provided her report from the Professional Development and Communications sub-committee, the group responsible for discussing and generating ideas about committee meeting procedures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meet the Candidates Forum features Sosnowski, Lindholm

October 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Incumbent and Democrat V. Susan Sosnowski squared off with challenger John Lindholm for Rhode Island Senate district 37 (South Kingstown, New Shoreham) in an open forum with the public on Wednesday evening. The talk, organized by the Narragansett/South Kingstown Chapter of the League of Women Voters, allowed candidates running in November’s elections the opportunity to detail their plans and viewpoints regarding a number of important issues across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

NK honors top teacher, ESP worker

October 12, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Prior to the North Kingstown School Committee’s scheduled work session on Tuesday evening, members of the school committee, staff, family and friends joined Superintendent Philip Auger in honoring two North Kingstown education workers.
Receiving awards were Toni-Annette Sylveira, named Teacher of the Year and Elizabeth Tully, taking Top Educational Support Worker of the Year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright wins Kelso Community Service Award

October 11, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Throughout the years, Charles “Ted” Wright has been everything in Narragansett, from a town councilman to a successful local businessman. His nickname, “Mr. Narragansett,” attests to the relationships that Wright has developed within the town. In recognition of his importance to Narragansett, the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce has selected Wright as the 2012 recipient of the James M. Kelso Community Service Award.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho School Committee meeting packed teachers, parents and students

October 11, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — At Tuesday evening's School Committee meeting, preceding the public forum, George Kenney, Chair of the Chariho School Committee, read aloud the School Committee's press release entitled “Negotiations Statement #1” to a packed auditorium of over 300 teachers, students, parents, and supporters. Earlier that evening, teachers had participated in a protest to voice their concerns about salary freezes and cuts in longevity and master degree pay. The teachers have been working without a contract since August 31, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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