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December 8th

Coventry teacher takes trip to China

December 8, 2014

COVENTRY — A Coventry High School teacher recently had a rare opportunity to represent the United States as an ambassador on a nine-day trip to China in an effort to share and compare methods of teaching between the two countries.
English Curriculum Coordinator Julie Lima-Boyle took her trip at the end of September and was chosen to go, having been a Rhode Island Teacher of the Year in 2012, through Shanghai Education Magazine, which scouted both state and national Teachers of the Year this summer at a conference in Philadelphia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

NKPD on lookout for Webster Bank robber

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Police are on the lookout for a white male who robbed a local bank on Monday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a man wearing a hood and sunglasses entered the Webster Bank at 1041 Ten Road Road and demanded money from the teller.
According to a release from North Kingstown Police Department, the suspect was not carrying a weapon. He fled from the scene in a dark colored Jeep Cherokee, although the license plate was not identified.
Police have described the suspect as about 6 feet tall, and was wearing a tan coat and pants at the time of the robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU challenges police action against dog owner

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has taken up the cause of a local dog owner who has been the subject of local police investigation and subsequent punishment. Kimberly Miserendino has had her two pitbulls taken away after North Kingstown Police Department determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fraud complaints on rise in NK

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Police Department’s most recent monthly report, complaints of fraud have risen approximately 27 percent from last year. In 2013-14, the department received 33 complaints, compared to 44 this year.
In October 2014 alone, NKPD received 13 complaints, as opposed to eight the year before.
“That is a big number,” said Town Councilman Kerry McKay at the Nov. 24 town council meeting.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council weighs new town hall offer

December 4, 2014

EXETER—Kenneth Glantz of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition extended a potentially helping hand to the Exeter Town Council Monday evening, offering their current location on Ten Rod Road as a future home for the town’s offices. The building, which is currently valued at approximately $675,000, could go for cheaper if the town chooses to purchase it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Financial literacy standards adopted

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Throughout high school, many students choose to become more responsible by getting part-time jobs and learning the value of a dollar. However, people don't typically understand money management until much later in life, so with the help of one group of EGHS students, financial literacy standards have been adopted by the Council for Elementary and Secondary Education for the first time in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Simmons awarded for providing tech access

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- An East Greenwich School District employee has been awarded the Elizabeth M. Dalton Award, an award given to those who are committed to improve the access that students with disabilities have to technology.
Cheryl Simmons, an occupational therapist of the school district, has received the award for her work with the students in East Greenwich. After being nominated, she was given recognition at the Tuesday night school committee meeting.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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