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March 19th, 2012

RI facing affordable housing shortage

March 19, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—In 2004, Rhode Island established the Low and Moderate Income Housing Act, legislation aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing units by creating a 10 percent threshold that municipalities had to ideally meet, or submit a plan for achieving that number in the future. In Narragansett, 462 affordable housing units would need to be built to meet the 10 percent figure, and in South Kingstown, 390, according to HousingWorksRI.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurley visited URI

March 19, 2012

It was a busy weekend for rumors in Kingston over the weekend about Wagner's Danny Hurley taking the job as head coach for the URI men's basketball team.
GoLocalProv.com reported Hurley had been hired to replace the departed Jim Baron, a report URI AD Thorr Bjorn denied when reached by the Providence Journal Friday night.
Bjorn didn't deny - and reading the report, didn't confirm either - Hurley had visited the campus, but now there is no doubt Hurley was in Kingston Saturday morning.

Positive changes to SK budget

March 19, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For FY 2013 the school committee has requested a property tax transfer of only 0.3 percent to support its $58.2 million budget.

The budget is down since the school committee first adopted it in January. The original budget was $58.8 million with a 1.6 percent tax transfer.

“Since the South Kingstown School Department budget projections are made in the fall, recent trending in various budget lines has allowed us to make some positive changes,” Superintendent Dr. Kristen Stringfellow said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 18th

Geismar resigns as EWG superintendent

March 19, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

WEST GREENWICH – After five years as superintendent of the Exeter-West Greenwich school district, Dr. Thomas Geismar announced this week that he will resign from his position at the end of the school year.
A 62 year-old grandfather of two, Geismar said he and his wife will be moving to northern Florida to be closer to their three children and he will leave with a lifetime of knowledge and great accomplishments under his belt.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 17th

Tell Me Your Story: Longtime member Carol Perry is at home in the Grange

March 18, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Carol Freeborn Perry has been a Grange member for more than 40 years, watching the agrarian organization evolve from a socio-political force into an entity deeply committed to community service activities.
Like the gardens in her backyard on Ten Rod Road, Carol's roots run deep in the consortium founded in the midwestern farm belt in 1867 as the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 16th

NK scouts camped, cooked, performed

March 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Helen Beaven, who will celebrate her 95th birthday in June, readily admits that back in the day when she and her best friend of more than 60 years, Rita Perry, were raising their families, “We ran everything. Rita and I got things going.”
In fact, Rita – who died last year – and Helen had made such a success of guiding the PTA that they were summoned in the late 1940s by a descendant of the town’s founders and told to devote their talents to forming a Girl Scout troop.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho budget in hands of voters

March 16, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee adopted the Fiscal Year 2013 budget on Tuesday night, after one final altercation that will relieve $200,000 from the member towns’ contribution bottom line. The budget will now be put to the will of the voters at an April 10 referendum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 15th

Local Girl Scouts celebrate milestone

March 16, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Girl Scouts of America, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, first came to Rhode Island in 1914 and since then have flourished throughout the state, with over 30 troops in North Kingstown and Jamestown alone that feature a total of 270 scouts and 75 adult leaders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 14th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 15, 2012

For generations, the Girls Scouts have been one of the largest organizations for young girls in Rhode Island, teaching various life lessons and providing opportunities that would not exist other wise.
This week, we profile the organization as it celebrates its 100th anniversary and take a special look back at its roots in and around North Kingstown, it's current ties to the community and some of the most prominent women to come from the organization.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Odeum renovations still ongoing process

March 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The curtain at the Greenwich Odeum Theater is close to rising, but there is still a good amount of work that still needs to be taken care of.

At least that’s what Odeum President Frank Prosnitz told the Town Council during Monday’s meeting in giving an update as to how the renovations of the historic venue on Main Street are progressing with the end of March – the targeted timeframe for the theater’s grand re-opening – quickly approaches.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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