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June 12th

NEASC extends high school accreditation

June 12, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Tempers flared among school committee and administration members on Tuesday evening during discussions of a jam-packed agenda. North Kingstown High School Principal Tom Kenworthy, however, first presented the school committee with the New England Association of Schools and College’s (NEASC’s) report and awarding of ‘continued accreditation’ to the school based on its research and subsequent visit last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hughes denied parole

June 12, 2014

CRANSTON—James Hughes, who killed North Kingstown’s beloved Howard ‘Zeke’ Harris in 1982, will remain incarcerated for the next three years after the state’s parole board voted against a request for release. Hughes, who was sentenced to life in prison in November 1983, shocked the North Kingstown community when he murdered Harris, a patron and a friend to many, at his furniture store and robbing him of $70 for his drug addiction.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Biking for a friend

June 12, 2014

EXETER—When Kelly Hatfield recalls the life of her cousin, Kate Kenworthy-Rodrigues, she remembers a young woman, ‘full of energy all the time.’ Kate passed away in July 2012 after battling breast cancer for five years.
“When she was in the final stages of cancer, Kate continued with her husband and daughter,” said Hatfield. “Even at the very end, when she couldn’t walk, she was looking forward to the future and trying to fulfill all her dreams, not only for herself, but her daughter, Victoria.”

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Fire Department christens new rescue vessel

June 12, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On a bright, warm morning this past Saturday, the North Kingstown Fire Department gathered at Allen Harbor Marina to christen the newest member of its amphibious fleet; the Marine 5 fireboat.
The 37-foot ‘moose’ jet propulsion vessel boasts myriad technologies which will assist firefighters in responding to marine incidents, including compressed-air bottles, a deck monitoring system which draws water from the bay to fight fires, and side and bottom sonar in order to find sunken wrecks or individuals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council OK’s live music, not bands

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH —Representatives from Havana Bar and Grill were back before the East Greenwich Town Council Monday evening in the hopes of getting an approval for a full entertainment license at the former Post Office Cafe location. Instead, they just got approval for vocal and instrument entertainment, which left some confusion among certain council members.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

FTM once again quiet

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Tuesday night was the annual financial town meeting, where residents come out to hear both the town and school committee budgets for fiscal year 2015. It’s a way for taxpayers to see exactly where their hard-earned money is going. However, this year only 35 residents showed up, which meant no quorum. Having no quorum means, by default, the five warrant articles would pass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hero trainer recognized at meeting

June 12, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For a few minutes back on March 31, time stood still at East Greenwich High School.
It was a normal practice for the boys volleyball team inside the gymnasium after classes had concluded for the day, with the players, including Anthony Petrone, preparing for the upcoming spring season.
Then, in a split second, Petrone’s life hung in the balance. And East Greenwich’s athletic trainer, Tim Crandall, and the volleyball coaching staff, worked against the clock to stop a potential nightmare on campus.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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