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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

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

 

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