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October 9th, 2014

NK Council approves Wickford Art lease

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN–On Monday night the North Kingstown Town Council approved two changes to the town’s lease with the Wickford Art Association. The existing lease, set to expire in 2038, already includes language that allows voters and the Art Association to agree on 10-year extensions if the current terms of the lease remain intact. Should the town decide to rewrite the terms of the lease, however, the Art Association asked for first-right-of-refusal, allowing them the opportunity to accept or reject the new lease before it is put out to the general public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Auger increases police presence in light of school threat

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger sent out an email on Wednesday morning to ensure parents that the school district is taking necessary steps to secure students and faculty in light of a threat against schools in Johnston, Warwick and Cranston yesterday. Auger stated that police presence would be increased at the district’s schools, although no school in North Kingstown has received any threat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Food bank in Exeter in need of more supplies

October 9, 2014

EXETER—Four shelves in the Exeter Chapel is all the space the town’s food bank currently holds, a resource for more than 20 local families. Now, because the pantry has expanded its program to include summer assistance, the Exeter Food Bank is low on supplies.
“We usually do run low, but more towards the end of October, so we are about two weeks ahead of schedule,” said Christine Heart-Skaggs, director of Public Welfare in Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wawaloam School in Exeter excited for new smartboards

October 9, 2014

EXETER—“Awesome!” was the response from students of Ms. Carin Cocoran’s second grade class when asked about the latest technology at Wawaloam School in Exeter. Every teacher at the school can now utilize an Eno Smartboard, a new interactive whiteboard purchased in part through a grant from the Rhode Island Dept. of Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS begins blended learning semester

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-More than 700 Chromebooks were distributed at East Greenwich High School at the end of September, putting an end to over two years of research leading to the decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council again talks wind energy

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Town Council amended the town municipal code Monday night, further changing the standards pertaining to Wind Energy Facilities.
What was supposed to be a third reading of the amendments made to the code turned into another change, moving the third public reading to the next town council meeting on Oct. 27.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses mental health

October 9, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-The East Greenwich School District is making strides towards healthier and happier students with the help of their Mental Health Assessment that was discussed at the meeting Tuesday night.
In 2013 the East Greenwich School Committee agreed to create a subcommittee to exclusively focus on the mental health of students in the district. After many revisions, a discussion was held at the meeting regarding the Mental Health Assessment and any further suggestions.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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