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November 3rd, 2014

Patenaude responds to criticisms on raises

November 3, 2014

COVENTRY— Some serious controversy was stirred up from the possible salary increase for Coventry school administrators that was brought to light at Monday’s town council meeting. School Committee Chairperson Kathy Patenaude explained that it was only meant to be discussed by the committee to “put it on the radar,” as there hasn’t been a raise for the district’s administrators in several years.
“It was just a beginning of an exploration,” Patenaude said. “We wanted to at least look at the policy and figure out what our future was.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

First annual golf tourney a success under clear skies

November 3, 2014

COVENTRY— Over 65 golfers played in the first annual fundraising golf tournament benefitting the Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course in Coventry on Monday.
The six-hole course uses the discipline of golf to educate children with core life values while learning fundamentals of the sport.
The tournament was held at Valley Country Club where men and women, both newcomers and local professionals, played during a picturesque fall day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ethics commission complaint filed against Filippi

November 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Another October surprise has manifested against Candidate for State Representative Blake Filippi, this time in the form of an ethics commission complaint filed by Will Colette, a volunteer for Donna Walsh’s campaign and co-editor of Progressive Charlestown, which states that Filippi neglected to disclose his association with the RI Liberty Coalition, a civil liberties group that Filippi directed with specific aims to defend citizens from the indefinite detention powers of the NDAA.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dual-language immersion may be part of SK’s future

November 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A well-attended community conversation on dual-language immersion, a specialized, content-based approach to teaching kindergartners a foreign language, revealed overwhelming community support for the program.
Dual-language immersion is a program that aims to graduate students from fifth grade completely fluent in two languages - their native language and another. The South Kingstown District has its eyes on Spanish.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 30th

Town questions administrative building lease

October 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its Oct. 14 meeting, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease option with Quonset Development Corporation in order to move into a new administrative building off Romano Vineyard Way next year. Assistant Town Solicitor Donald J. Maroney, however, is seeking clarification from the district as to the legal grounds of such an approval.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Election 2014-NK, EWG School Committees

October 30, 2014

With elections around the corner, the public should be informed about their candidates. Below, we look at the candidates for school committee in North Kingstown and Exeter.

NORTH KINGSTOWN

Name: Gregory Blasbalg
Address: 70 Whitman Drive
Contact: gblaz1@gmail.com
Party affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: attorney
Education: B.A., URI, J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
Political experience: candidate for North Kingstown School Committee, 2010

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee discusses changes to policy

October 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-After 30 years of service, The East Greenwich Town Council thanked Bruce MacGunnigle, a dedicated and hardworking asset to the town who will retire in November.
In a meeting Monday night, MacGunnigle was recognized for his ten years in the Town Clerk’s office and his over 30 years of volunteer and employee service in East Greenwich. The long list of jobs and accomplishments MacGunnigle has been involved with has made him an important part of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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