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June 19th, 2014

Transgender bathroom use creates rift

June 19, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Two different interpretations of the Chariho High School Policy of treating all students equally has created a rift in the district over the use of the girl’s bathroom by a physiologically male student who identifies as a female.
Last week, Glenn Josephides, a Chariho High School parent, emailed Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci saying that his daughter was uncomfortable that a transgender female was allowed to use the girls’ bathrooms at the high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More than half of CHS graduates plan on attending college

June 19, 2014

CHARIHO - The Chariho class of 2014 left the Ryan Center on Friday temporarily free of all obligations to the educational system. Now taking on obligations to themselves, the class of millennials will each choose a different and important path to the future.
Of the graduating class of 279, 142 plan on attending a four-year college, 61 plan to attend a two-year college, ten have set their sights on representing the United States in the armed forces and 57 will enter the workforce.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 18th

House built on Nulman property must go

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the house built on the wrong lot on Ocean Road must be removed.
The Supreme Court affirmed Washington County Superior Court Justice Brian Stern’s September 2012 ruling that the home, located at 1444 Ocean Road, constituted a “continuing trespass” on neighboring property owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town physician honored by council

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Many hot topics were on the agenda for the Narragansett Town Council on Monday evening. The council honored Dr. Laurence E. Bouchard, the town physician since 1963 who is now retiring, for his service and dedication to maintaining the health of police officers and residents alike.
“Doc wasn’t just a police surgeon. He was a doctor for our families,” said Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie. “It was more than just his role as a police surgeon, he was a friend, a great community service provider,” he continued.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI youth making better health choices

June 18, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - According to a recent survey, Rhode Island youth are less likely to engage in several health-risk behaviors than they were in 2007 and are much less likely to watch too much television, be obese or depressed than youth across the nation.
Of the health-risk behaviors that decreased are the consumption of alcohol, which dropped 12 percent; not wearing seatbelts, which dropped 8 percent; daily cigarette smoking, which dropped 6 percent and physical violence, which dropped 7 percent.

For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Monsignor Clarke kids committed to service

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Monsignor Clarke Catholic Regional School in Wakefield held its first pet food drive on June 13 to raise awareness and donations for the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI). The school’s Service Club planned the event as their final act of service for the season, their motto being: “A Catholic Community Committed to Service.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 16th

School budget referendum passed at FTM

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY — After more than two hours of discussion, argument and frustration, a majority of Coventry voters overwhelmingly approved to go to an all-day referendum to either approve or deny a 4 percent tax increase in an effort to fully fund the town and the schools.
With an estimated 1,800 seats set up in the high school gym for the vote on the town’s annual fiscal 2014-2015 budget, 757 very anxious voters were in attendance. The town has 24,700.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry schools, Stop & Shop work together in program

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY— It was a lucky day for five Coventry public schools as they received a check for money earned through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program Monday. Coventry High School, Western Coventry, Tiogue, Hopkins Hill and Washington Oak Elementary Schools participated in the program this year to raise money to help their schools’ educational and extracurricular needs.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

District 5 voters get their election

June 16, 2014

COVENTRY — After representatives for the Coventry Board of Canvassers went before a judge in Rhode Island Supreme Court Tuesday morning asking for a special election to fill the District 5 seat on the town council, the court decided Tuesday afternoon that the board of canvassers is to hold a special election immediately.
The date has yet to be determined.
The issue began in March after many criticized the way Coventry Town Council President Gary Cote wrote an advertisement on the town’s website for the vacant town council position.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

368 CHS grads pick up diplomas

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — In a warm, heartfelt ceremony that showcased the talents of its diverse membership, nearly 370 Coventry High School seniors graduated on Saturday, June 7.
Held at the spacious Thomas Ryan Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, thousands came to cheer their own. It was the most human of commencement exercises, yet it was efficiently pulled off by the numbers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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