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January 17th, 2012

Curmudgeon's Corner: Thompson's resignation not exactly a surpise (OPINION)

January 18, 2012

I wasn’t surprised by Joe Thompson’s announcement that he is resigning from the North Kingstown School Committee.
I was at the committee’s meeting on December 13th when Mr. Thompson and his sidekick Bill Mudge stormed out of the high school cafeteria. Messrs. Thompson and Mudge were upset at a ruling by Chairperson Kim Page, supported by legal counsel Mary Ann Carroll, that a motion by Dick Welch to reconsider the vote on a $6.4 million bond issue was in order.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town leaders attend MESS

January 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Lincoln Chafee held a closed door meeting with the 39 municipal leaders of Rhode Island on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the state house. The meeting was a MESS, but that’s not to say it was disorderly or dysfunctional. MESS stands for Municipal Executives Strategy Session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 16th

NK's Paul Bailey's helps recreate history

January 17, 2012

By LAUREN KNIGHT
lknight@ricentral.com

WEST WARWICK–Last weekend, the production of Grease at West Warwick High School wowed audiences when a 1946 Ford convertible appeared on stage.
According to MJ Langlais, the administrative assistant at Paul Bailey’s Collision Center in North Kingstown, the feat was accomplished by the collaborative efforts of Paul Bailey’s and the West Warwick Public School department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho Hall of Famer dies

January 16, 2012

A man who spent over 30 years working for Chariho schools, and a lifetime serving his community, passed away on Jan. 7, at his home, surrounded by his family.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 15th

Metcalf students get a taste of the good life

January 16, 2012

By KENDRA LEIGH MILLER
Special to the Standard

PROVIDENCE–It was a dining experience that won’t be forgotten for three students at Metcalf Elementary School in West Greenwich.
Nicholas Petrarca, Rachel Lesinski and Mary Reynolds, students at Metcalf, along with their parents were treated to a three course, gourmet dinner at Gracie’s, an upscale restaurant in downtown Providence Tuesday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 14th

Tell Me Your Story: At 82, Kay Cutting is a North Kingstown treasure

January 15, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – If you’re having a diabetic meltdown, as I was last week, the place you want to be is Kay Cutting’s house.
At 82, her career as a professional dietician kicks in and, before you know it, there’s a glass of orange juice and a turkey sandwich in front of you.
Let’s all agree: Kay is a treasure.
Born on a farm in Lafayette, Katherine Harris Cutting says her parents’ dedication to helping others inspired her own life. “I had wonderful parents. They had a strong faith and their motto was ‘care, share and show your love.’”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 13th

School committee begins discussing '13 budget

January 14, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “You’re not going to like what I’m about to say, but first and foremost, let me tell you that this isn’t what I want and it hurts me deeply.”
Those were the words spoken by school superintendent Dr. Philip Auger at Tuesday’s school committee budget meeting in reference to the 2012/2013 budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee ready for Plan 29

January 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Last year the South Kingstown School Committee set out to find a way to save the school district money without jeopardizing the quality of education. One year later as it begins to develop the school budget for FY 2012-2013, the school committee is ready to start putting that plan in motion. That plan is Plan 29.

One night before the school committee met with the town council to discuss the $290,000 proposed capital budget for the school fund, the school committee discussed the factors facing them in the FY 2013 budget year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 13, 2012

In today's paper, we have a a story about how South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia Jr. was inducted into the first Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame after 52 years of serving, investigating organized crime as a state trooper and running the police department in South Kingstown.

It's budget crunching season. We have two stories on how Narragansett is planning their fiscal future. As the SK School Committee prepares its budget, members say they're ready to think about implementing Plan 29 for next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown votes down tax exemption committee

January 13, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Charlestown residents struggling to pay their property taxes should know that the town’s government is trying to help them, but are going to have to be patient as it figures out how.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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