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June 16th, 2014

Gubernatorial hopeful visits Wakefield

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ken Block, former Moderate Party candidate and current Republican Party candidate for Governor, made a visit to the South County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night for a meet and greet with a group of area voters.
If elected governor, he said, the first thing that he will do is hold a press conference urging physicians to cease the issuance of 12-week work notices that allow Rhode Island residents to receive a full three months of temporary disability checks every year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACA forces schools to revisit health care policy

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has not only changed the way that individuals, families and businesses receive and qualify for healthcare, but has done the same for public school systems.
This was made evident at the school committee meeting on Tuesday night, where the accountability subcommittee presented to the full committee the work being done to analyze how the district would have to change its per diem and part-time employee policy based on the ACA.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mariner March at Pier Middle School

June 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett Pier Middle School held its first annual walkathon entitled the “Mariner March” on Tuesday afternoon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Galilee Advisory Committee sorts summer projects

June 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Galilee Advisory Committee met on Tuesday evening to go over updates on several projects. Significant items on the agenda included the 2014 Galilee Seafood Festival and Fishing Tournament hosted by the DEM and the boat ramp in Galilee that recently underwent construction.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 12th

Potential water supply stirs controversy

June 12, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — In two-hour exchange, the town council and town residents questioned Kenneth J. Burke, P.E., General Manager of the Rhode Island Water Resources Board (RIWRB) about a potential new public water supply that would be located near Cross Mills.
Burke had come to the meeting to talk about the potential water source his agency had identified in Charlestown, to inform the town that tax-exempt bonds were available to purchase the land for water sources like this one, and to explain his agency’s mission, which he said was to preserve water supplies for future generations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond voters ratify town budget

June 12, 2014

RICHMOND — Voters approved the $23.4 million town budget for 2014-15 at Monday night’s Financial Town Meeting at Richmond Elementary School. Of the town’s 6,066 registered voters, 73, or 1.2 percent, came to cast ballots.
In addition to the budget, voters approved two bond resolutions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parent Liaison gets her first report card

June 12, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — Chariho School Committee members gave Parent Liaison Catherine Guisti their first official feedback on her performance in her role that she proposed last October as a pilot position designed to improve relations between the committee and parents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton’s Hidden Valley Gardens: a blossoming business

June 12, 2014

HOPKINTON – Go around the bend and the sign for “Hidden Valley Gardens” comes into view. It is aptly named as it isn’t until you turn and go down the hill that everything before you seems to be blossoming with lively, brilliant color.
Owner Ricky DeSimone became interested in the art and science behind growing flowers and vegetables when he was just a child in Johnston. “I grew up doing this”, he said. “My neighbors had a business that I helped with and then I married into it”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NEASC extends high school accreditation

June 12, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Tempers flared among school committee and administration members on Tuesday evening during discussions of a jam-packed agenda. North Kingstown High School Principal Tom Kenworthy, however, first presented the school committee with the New England Association of Schools and College’s (NEASC’s) report and awarding of ‘continued accreditation’ to the school based on its research and subsequent visit last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hughes denied parole

June 12, 2014

CRANSTON—James Hughes, who killed North Kingstown’s beloved Howard ‘Zeke’ Harris in 1982, will remain incarcerated for the next three years after the state’s parole board voted against a request for release. Hughes, who was sentenced to life in prison in November 1983, shocked the North Kingstown community when he murdered Harris, a patron and a friend to many, at his furniture store and robbing him of $70 for his drug addiction.

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

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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