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Archive - 2012

January 26th

Chariho seeks better evaluation model

January 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Teacher evaluation is an important process for school districts around Rhode Island, but the Chariho School Committee sees improvements that can be made in the state’s model for evaluating teachers, and will push to have them brought to light.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 25th

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January 26, 2012

Last weekend, Rhode Island got its first real taste of snow this winter and for the folks at Yawgoo Valley, it couldn't have come at a better time.
This week, we interview Yawgoo director Pati de Wardener on how the local resort fared on its busiest weekend of the season and catch you up to date on all of NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger's recommended budget cuts and a variety of crime stories as there are updates in the Bank of America robbery, the Kimberly Fry murder case and the assault case of Michael Brooks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town wants public input on LED signs in Wakefield

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The community will now have the opportunity to turn the lights on or off on LED signs in the Wakefield commercial district.
The town council was preparing to make its final decision on whether businesses can advertise using LED electronic, message board signs on Feb. 23. After the recommendation of the Planning Board, that decision will be put off until Aug. 27 to allow for public input.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier students compete in First Lego League

January 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The students gathered, ready to have their Lego creations adjudicated. Hundreds of students from schools all over the state, including Narragansett Pier School, met at Roger Williams University on Saturday, January 14, to participate in the First Lego League tournament, a contest which aims to develop students’ teamwork and problem-solving skills at an age when it is critical.

“There were 400 students there and our students did very well,” said NPS Assistant Principal Marianne Kirby. “They were excited and pleased.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: Former Pendulum publisher William A. Foster dies at 88

January 25, 2012

William A. Foster, former publisher of the East Greenwich Pendulum for two decades before retiring in 1984, died at his Florida retirement home in Bradenton, Fla. on Monday. He was 88.

A native of Framingham, Mass., Foster earned his degree in Journalism from Northeastern University and spent his first 20 years in the field with a series of advertising and public relations positions with Westinghouse, W.R. Grace.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Watson enters rehab after arrest

January 25, 2012

For the second time in less than a year, State Rep. Robert A. Watson is facing a charge of marijuana possession after a car stop.

Watson, deposed by the House Republican caucus as majority leader after last April’s arrest in East Haven, Conn., was arrested close to midnight Saturday in South Kingstown in the parking lot of Washington County Veterinary Hospital, 4263 Tower Hill Road, after a driver plowing snow in the lot reported Watson’s car – with the front driver’s side tire missing – almost hit him, according to South Kingstown police.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School contract talks hit a snag

January 25, 2012

Before they could even begin, contract talks between the School Committee and the East Greenwich Education Association, the NEARI-affiliated union representing the district's teachers, have hit a snag.

In a release put out Monday afternoon by the School Department, the administration and School Committee expressed disappointment in the union for declining their invitation to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement expires Aug. 31.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Refurbishment of Odeum taking shape

January 25, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — At first glance, the goal for a March 31 reopening of the Greenwich Odeum seems just a dream.

No lights in the theater. No seats. A chaotic mess on stage. And on a subfreezing January morning outside, it’s not much warmer inside.

But if you look closely, you can see a few signs that argue otherwise.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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