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Special Ed changes raising concerns

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Several parents approached the East Greenwich School Committee during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting at Cole Middle School to express their concerns about the sudden changes in the special education programs at some elementary schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Firefighters get drenched for charity

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Firefighters from departments all over would use gallons upon gallons of cold water to douse flames and keep their respective communities safe.

But over the last couple of weeks, members of the East Greenwich Fire Department used that same cold water tohelp the community at-large, just not against raging fires.

Instead, they used the water on themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG High’s top students reflect on experiences over last four years

June 5, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — While walking around the hallways of East Greenwich High School for the final time, taking her last exams before accepting her diploma this Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence along with her classmates, Heather Shen still feels as if she’s a sophomore and there’s still more that needs to be done both at her school and in her community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown voters approve $26.4 million budget

June 5, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday’s day-long financial referendum, voters approved the town’s $26.4 million budget for 2014-2015. A total of 199 voters included 144 for and 55 against. The town’s turnout represented 3.1 percent of the 6,321 eligible voters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

AP literature class fares well in letters contest

June 5, 2014

RICHMOND – Though their minds were on the senior prom and graduation, Shelley Kenny’s Advanced Placement Literature Class took some time recently to talk about the honors they collectively received in the recent national Letters About Literature contest.

The nationwide annual contest is open to students in grades four through twelve and is sponsored in Rhode Island by The Center For The Book, part of the Council For The Humanities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former NK officer dies after bus accident

June 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Last Wednesday afternoon, security officer Frank McKnight was struck by a RIPTA bus on Washington Street in Providence just outside the federal courthouse, causing injuries to which he succumbed on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. The 69 year-old, who served as a security officer for 12 years, had been a North Kingstown police officer from 1975 until his retirement in April 2002.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deer Brook case sent back to Supreme Court for mediation

June 5, 2014

EXETER—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Town Solicitor James Marusak informed the council that the ongoing issues at the Deer Brook Condominium site will be forwarded to the Supreme Court for further mediation. The site was originally the subject of a court order stipulating the Deer Brook Development Corporation (DBDC) to install groundwater monitoring wells, among other implementations, to improve the area’s environmental impact. Those stipulations to date have not been met.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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