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October 4th, 2011

School committee uses literacy audit to develop goals to improve

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the South Kingstown schools received positive results on its K-8 literacy audit, the school committee held a work session Tuesday night to discuss how to utilize the evaluation to make the program even better for students.

The literary audit, in which each classroom is evaluated, provides an objective view on the work in South Kingstown’s schools. It provides suggested areas of focus for future improvement of the program over three to five years. The audit was done through a federal grant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chambers angered by SK’s name change

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce sent out an email last Thursday to the five other local South County chambers and local businesses, notifying them of their official chamber’s name change to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.” The Board of Directors for SKCC had voted unanimously for the change. The action has subsequently angered many of the surrounding chambers of commerce in South County, including Narragansett and Charlestown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 3rd

Local fishermen up in arms over pilot program

October 4, 2011

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats. The program has local fishermen up in arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's games - Wednesday, October 5

October 3, 2011

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Boys soccer
Burrillville at Exeter-West Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
South Kingstown at Hendricken, 6 p.m.
Scituate at West Warwick, 3:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
Central Falls at Narragansett, 5 p.m
Girls tennis
Mount Hope at Exeter-West Greenwich, 3:30 p.m.
Mount St. Charles at Prout, 3:30 p.m.
Girls volleyball
Coventry at South Kingstown, 6:30 p.m.
West Warwick at Johnston, 5:30 p.m.

Today's games - Tuesday, October 4

October 3, 2011

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Field hockey
North Kingstown at Burrillville, 3:45 p.m.
East Greenwich at Moses Brown, 3:45 p.m.
Boys soccer
Narragansett vs. Toll Gate at Warwick City Park, 3:30 p.m.
East Greenwich at Prout, 3:30 p.m.
Girls soccer
South Kingstown at Coventry, 3:30 p.m.
Pilgrim at Chariho, 6:30 p.m.
Johnston at West Warwick, 4 p.m.
Girls tennis
Narragansett at Coventry, 3:30 p.m.
Hope at Exeter-West Greenwich, 4 p.m.
North Kingstown at Moses Brown, 3:45 p.m.
Westerly vs. South Kingstown at Broad Rock Middle School, 3:30 p.m.

Today's games - Monday, October 3

October 3, 2011

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
Boys cross country
North Kingstown, South Kingstown at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Middletown, Narragansett at Exeter-West Greenwich, 4 p.m.
Westerly, West Warwick vs. Prout at Grills Reserve, 4 p.m.
East Greenwich vs. Coventry vs. Cranston East vs. Cranston West at Roger Williams Park, 4 p.m.
Girls cross country
North Kingstown, South Kingstown at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Middletown, Narragansett at Exeter-West Greenwich, 4 p.m.
Westerly, West Warwick vs. Prout at Grills Reserve, 4 p.m.

This week's RISM High School football poll

October 3, 2011

This week's Rhode Island Sports Media high school football poll has just been released and there aren't a lot of surprises at the top.
Undefeated La Salle was a unanimous choice for No. 1 and Cranston West received all 12 second-place votes. East Providence was third and Barrington and Hendricken tied for fourth.
Locally, West Warwick was the only team to crack the Top 10, finishing ninth with 143 points.
Chariho maintained its spot in the Top 20, moving up three spots to No. 14 and Exeter-West Greenwich also moved up a spot as the Knights are now ranked 17th.

Family proud to be Navy all the way

October 3, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Before Ken Shoener answers his cell phone, callers get to hear an energetic military band rendition of “Anchors Aweigh!”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 2nd

Chariho showcases school

October 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - As a way to present its newly renovated facilities to the public, and the thank the residents of Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton for their support, Chariho Regional High School will host its Campus 2010 dedication event on Oct. 15.

The reason that the event is titled after last year is because that is when it was originally scheduled for, according to Chariho Regional School District Supt. Barry Ricci. However, the event will take place in 2011, and Ricci is very exited about the opportunity to show the public what is new at Chariho, and to thank them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 1st

Tell Me Your Story: New NK library director Desrochers enjoys literary life

October 2, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Cyndi Desrochers is trying to love her new e-reader but, well, it’s just not the same as holding a book.
The new director of the North Kingstown Free Library, who started her job Sept. 7 after serving as acting director of the West Warwick Public Library, finds the electronic device helpful for traveling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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