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BOE approves motion to arm campus police

May 31, 2013

KINGSTON–The Rhode Island Board of Education voted eight to one Thursday to approve the motion to allow the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Community College of Rhode Island to make individual institutional decisions to arm the campus police. Board member William Maaia voted against the motion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 30th

In today's Standard Times

May 30, 2013

Hello readers!

Every Thursday, we will bring you a run-down of the news in our latest weekly edition of The Standard Times. This week, the town council has approved a purchase agreement with a local developer for the Wickford Elementary School. The North Kingstown School Committee has begun its new plans for the Davisville Elementary School, and the RI Board of Education seeks to arm campus police. All of these stories in more in this week's The Standard Times!

Thank you for your readership!
The Standard Times staff

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Prout names valedictorian, salutatorian

May 30, 2013

Valedictorian Becky Chinn, of Wakefield, and Salutatorian Catherine Orszulak, of Middletown, will conclude their journey at The Prout School in Wakefield Tuesday. Prout celebrates the graduation of the Class of 2013 June 4 at 7 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center.

Read more in Friday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 29th

Cause of death released in Taylor murder case

May 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Asphyxia and blunt force injuries caused the death of Allison M. Taylor, 65, earlier this month in Narragansett, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dara Chadwick, public information officer for the Department of Health, said Wednesday that the medical examiner listed asphyxia and blunt force injuries as the causes of Taylor’s death and that no other information about her death is available.

Robert M. Taylor, 45, is accused of choking and inflicting the injuries that caused his mother’s death in a Caswell Street apartment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 24th

SK schools want to increase preschool access

May 24, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School District is attempting to increase access to preschool for all children in town.
The South Kingstown School Committee received an update on the town’s integrated preschool at last week’s school committee meeting.
Coleen Smith, early childhood coordinator for the district, and Christine Levy, assistant pupil personnel coordinator, spoke about the district’s initiatives to provide access to preschool for all school-aged children, which began in fall 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local musicians featured on AMC’s ‘Showville’

May 24, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Two local musicians will be featured on a new AMC reality show, “Showville,” which premiered Thursday.
Aspiring musicians Connor Fisher and Hannah Gang were one of four acts selected for the finals of the show, formerly called “Road Show,” when they auditioned in December.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Open meetings law complaint rejected

May 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s Office issued its decision Monday regarding North Kingstown School Committee member William Mudge’s September 2012 complaint that his colleagues violated open meetings laws (OMA) when calling an Aug. 27, 2012 emergency meeting. The gathering to address committee members about the pending strike of the school’s Educational Support Union (NKESP), alleges Mudge, was unnecessary and a violation of the OMA, a point which the Attorney General’s Office’s rejects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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