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January 27th

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January 27, 2012

In today's paper, we have a special series in remembrance of former Gov. Garrahy.

We also have the story on Tuesday's state House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island and what students and alumni think.

This week the South Kingstown Town Council also decided to send letters to Election Data Services, the company hired to redistrict Rhode Island, Gov. Chafee and the General Assembly, calling for the South County Senate Districts to be revised.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Vecchio resigns from Chariho School Committee

January 27, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Richard Vecchio, formerly of the Chariho School Committee, has resigned. In a letter sent to the Hopkinton Town Council last week, Vecchio outlined his reasons for his decision.

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January 26th

Auger presents first list of recommended cuts

January 27, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – At Tuesday’s North Kingstown school committee meeting, Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger presented to the committee the first batch of proposed reductions and transfers to move the district towards a balanced fiscal year 2013 budget.
However, the reductions discussed only represented a situation in which the district was given a four percent increase in appropriation from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy passes away

January 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Former Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, 81, died Tuesday due to heart disease in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Garrahy has put on many faces during his tenure as a public figure in Rhode Island, from a beer salesman to Lieutenant Governor to the man in charge at the State House, but one always remained the same; his humility and candidness with others.

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Chariho seeks better evaluation model

January 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Teacher evaluation is an important process for school districts around Rhode Island, but the Chariho School Committee sees improvements that can be made in the state’s model for evaluating teachers, and will push to have them brought to light.

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January 25th

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January 26, 2012

Last weekend, Rhode Island got its first real taste of snow this winter and for the folks at Yawgoo Valley, it couldn't have come at a better time.
This week, we interview Yawgoo director Pati de Wardener on how the local resort fared on its busiest weekend of the season and catch you up to date on all of NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger's recommended budget cuts and a variety of crime stories as there are updates in the Bank of America robbery, the Kimberly Fry murder case and the assault case of Michael Brooks.

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Town wants public input on LED signs in Wakefield

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The community will now have the opportunity to turn the lights on or off on LED signs in the Wakefield commercial district.
The town council was preparing to make its final decision on whether businesses can advertise using LED electronic, message board signs on Feb. 23. After the recommendation of the Planning Board, that decision will be put off until Aug. 27 to allow for public input.

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Pier students compete in First Lego League

January 25, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — The students gathered, ready to have their Lego creations adjudicated. Hundreds of students from schools all over the state, including Narragansett Pier School, met at Roger Williams University on Saturday, January 14, to participate in the First Lego League tournament, a contest which aims to develop students’ teamwork and problem-solving skills at an age when it is critical.

“There were 400 students there and our students did very well,” said NPS Assistant Principal Marianne Kirby. “They were excited and pleased.”

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Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Governor Garrahy dies

January 25, 2012

Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, who served as state leader from 1977 to 1985, passed away earlier this week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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