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June 19th, 2014

EWG seniors celebrate at Ryan Center this past Saturday

June 19, 2014

EXETER—Four years at Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School have come to a close as the Class of 2014 walked to gain their diplomas at the Ryan Center this past Saturday. The event was full of tears and excitement from parents, friends and siblings, all who have seen the graduates grow through the challenges which they faced.
Before handing out diplomas and enjoying the festivities of the day, Superintendent of Schools James Erinakes began by reflecting on the challenges which the modern-day student faces.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton prioritizes CBDG request list

June 19, 2014

HOPKINTON — The town council reviewed and revised its rankings of 13 nonprofit organizations that are part of Hopkinton’s application for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). This year the town applied for $249,248 and was eligible for up to $250,000.
Hopkinton Town Planner Jim Lamphere said the organizations on the list were required to have a town sponsor in order to qualify for CDBG money and that Hopkinton included them because the town benefitted from their services.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond TC accepts terms for joint meeting

June 19, 2014

RICHMOND — The town council considered a new request from Charlestown to attend the Joint Governing Bodies meeting to discuss the Chariho Act, which was proposed by Chariho School Committee Chairman Bill Day in April. Charlestown had previously declined the invitation to attend the joint meeting but reversed their vote at their last town council meeting when Charlestown school committee representatives asked the town council to reconsider.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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