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June 29th

NK Council discusses old town house move

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town council held a discussion Monday evening regarding the upcoming move of the old town house from its current home next to Cranston Murphy Funeral Home to the Wickford Elementary School site on Boone Street. In April, the Historic District Commission voted unanimously to allow the move so that the funeral home could expand its operations while preserving the structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Valedictorian, Salutatorian will miss tight-knit EWG community

June 29, 2013

EXETER—Graduating from high school often leaves students awash in a flood of emotions, from excitement and anticipation to nervousness and even fear. It is a new world beyond high school, but for Exeter-West Greenwich Valedictorian Nathan Stromberg and Salutatorian Ashley Peltier, their memories with teachers and classmates will always remain.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG Senior High School Class of 2013 taking future in stride

June 29, 2013

KINGSTON—As family members filed into the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island this past Saturday, imminent graduates mulled about in the structure’s underbelly, giving high fives and relating stories about all the times they spent together in and outside of the classroom. The Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School Class of 2013 was ready to move on.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Mini-tsunami’ strikes Wickford Harbor

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When one hears the word ‘tsunami,’ dramatic images of devastated coastlines and rushing surges of sea water come to mind. Although less damaging than the tsunamis that struck Indonesia in 2004 or Japan in 2011, Wickford Harbor was struck by a so-called ‘mini tsunami’ earlier this month, and local scientists have been trying to figure out the cause.

Chuck Ebersole, a member of the Wickford Yachting Club, witnessed the mini-tsunami first hand on June 13 when the tide began to sweep out of Wickford Harbor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee debates technology costs

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—School committee members engaged in a lengthy debate regarding technology costs at North Kingstown schools on Tuesday evening, scrutinizing the purchase of $172,000 worth in laptops and equipment. The school department has deemed the purchase necessary in order to comply with the upcoming PARCC assessments, which are scheduled to replace the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing in 2014.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council debates future economic development

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council met with the Planning Commission and members of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) in order to discuss key issues facing the town’s economic future. All parties engaged in a serious debate about the viability of areas such as Post Road, as well as the town’s vision for future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town manager search begins

June 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — William Sequino announced during the Town Council’s June 17 meeting at Swift Community Center that the job posting for town manager in East Greenwich has been posted to the Town’s official website.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council approves non-police employee contract

June 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council formally approved the new agreement that covers non-police employees between the Town and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 472 Tuesday evening in a brief session at Town Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New mental health policy introduced

June 29, 2013

Schools hope to improve wellbeing of students by offering needed assistance

EAST GREENWICH — School Committee member Carolyn Mark, who also helps lead the Health and Wellness Committee, introduced a revised version of the proposed mental health policy at the School Committee’s June 18 meeting at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wylie stepping down as NE Tech’s provost

June 29, 2013

Outgoing administrator helped expand, add programs over nine-year period

EAST GREENWICH — Dr. Thomas Wylie has always been fond of being a consultant and wanting to take on new and exciting challenges.
As of the end of this month, Wylie will be doing both.
Wylie, who has served as Senior Vice President and Provost at the New England Institute of Technology for the last nine years, will be retiring from the college and pursuing higher education consulting services with his own company that he just launched, Thomas Wylie Consulting, out of Bradford, Mass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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