SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Usually April showers bring May flowers, but this year rain came in May, delaying the gardening season and putting a damper on local garden farmers.
â€śThereâ€™s been nine days of a measurable amount of precipitation thus far. Even though there was a rain deficit, the rain is more steady than normal,â€ť Bill Simpson, spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Taunton said.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”In his latest attempt to reduce the 2011-2012 school budget, North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton presented a new list of recommended cuts totaling $771,566 Tuesday afternoon during the School Committeeâ€™s Budget Subcommittee meeting. If approved, these cuts would result in the elimination of 10 class sections at NK High School, two third-shift custodians at the high school and cause a six percent reduction in funding for the athletic department.