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February 14th

Sweenor withdraws application; Ocean House Cottage won’t be torn down

February 14, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The historic “Ocean House Cottage” on Caswell Street will not be torn down.

According to Community Development Director Mike DeLuca, the applicant, Jeff Sweenor, has withdrawn his application to demolish and rebuild the home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee approves budget, 6-1

February 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – An hour and a half into the school committee meeting on Tuesday, the committee quietly voted to adopt the superintendent’s $58.9 million budget with one dissenting vote and one comment by a committee member.

After a short reiteration of the budget, which includes the new middle school foreign language program and several staff reductions, Dr. Anthony Mega of the school committee immediately made a motion to adopt the budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cronin addresses chronic absenteeism at SKHS

February 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - South Kingstown High School Assistant Principal Kevin Cronin addressed the school committee on Tuesday with alarming statistics regarding chronic absenteeism.

“For the first time, the Rhode Island Department of Education has presented schools with their chronic absenteeism data,” said Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow. “Certainly we have been keeping track of it on our own, but this is the first time we can compare with the state number and district to district. We asked Mr. Cronin to come talk about what our data is and our plans.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 13th

Erna thrilled with his big-screen debut

February 13, 2014

WARWICK — Sully Erna experiences excitement and thrill every time he takes the stage with his bandmates in Godsmack in performing their hits that made the group superstars around the world for the last decade and a half.

Recently, the Lawrence, Mass. native experienced that same thrill each and every day he walked onto the set of a locally-produced film for the better part of the few months.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wind facility moratorium recently extended

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council granted a six-month extension on the wind facility moratorium that was originally imposed this past June.

The latest extension, according to Planning Department Director Lisa Bourbonnais, would extend through this July.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Son of Cole Middle School teacher a symbol of perseverance

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The O’Neill family, ever since their son, Braylon, entered the world five years ago, became accustomed to the idea that you never know where a single moment in life will take you, and that you do the very best in making the best out of said moment.

Kelli O’Neill, a history teacher at Cole Middle School and Braylon’s mother, knew something was different when Braylon was born, but had no idea what that difference was. That was until the doctors gave the diagnoses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Raptakis urges passage of parole bill

February 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE— Two local politicians hosted a press conference at the statehouse Tuesday afternoon to urge members of the General Assembly to approve legislation that would require convicted murderers to serve longer sentences.

Senator Leonidas Raptakis (District 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) and Representative Patricia Serpa (District 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) were joined by three other politicians to introduce their three bills.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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