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January 19th, 2012

School Committee readies for court date with town

January 20, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The battle over the North Kingstown school budget continues.
Last December, the school district announced that it is expected to run a deficit for fiscal year 2012. As a way to stop it from getting worse, the town attempted to file a restraining order to halt any spending without prior approval.
Washington Superior Court Judge Brian Stern informed both the town’s and school’s attorneys that they had a month to work it out on their own. That month would have ended Tuesday but the date has been re-scheduled for Jan. 24.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Car crashes through medical building in EG

January 19, 2012

Early Thursday morning, a driver crashed into a side of a medical building in East Greenwich, causing damage to the X-Ray room.

According to the Providence Journal, a representative from Rhode Island Medical Imaging, located at 1351 South County Trail said that no one was in the X-Ray room at the time of the accident and patients at the facility were given the option to seek treatment at one of the other five offices within the group.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho student sentenced for crash

January 19, 2012

WAKEFIELD - The teen driver who crashed his car into a tree last October, injuring himself and three other Chariho High School students, has been sentenced to serve home confinement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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January 19, 2012

The battle over the NK School District's budget is heating up.
This week, we bring you the latest news regarding the upcoming court date for the two sides, as well as bring you up to speed on the reductions NK Athletic Director James Marcello is considering making to get under the $30,000 of cuts previously approved by former Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton.
In addition, we bring you a handful of exclusive features this week, including a look at one very special North Kingstown senior who refuses to let a rough start to his life slow down his dreams.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI looks to Mass. for new ways to conduct districts

January 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Members of school committees from across the state gathered at Rhode Island College to discuss the Rhode Island system of education versus that of Massachusetts, and the professional development session presented an opportunity for educators to look at new and creative ways to conduct their local school districts.

Glenn Koocher, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, gave a lecture outlining the positives and negatives of the Massachusetts system of education, and also provided guidance as to how the approach could work in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town presents Matunuck case to CRMC

January 18, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town has made its case to the Coastal Resources Management Council for its application to erect a sheet pile wall along the southern edge of Matunuck Beach Road after receiving four objections from property owners, Surfrider Foundation and Save The Bay.

The town’s response, sent to the CRMC Wednesday, Jan. 11, comes after a public meeting was held last Saturday at Matunuck Elementary School for the Matunuck community to dissipate the rumors and hear from town officials on what was being done to prevent ongoing erosion along Matunuck Beach Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

'American Pride' laser show shines at CMS

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – The sights of the Lincoln Memorial flashing by, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle in flight, Americana waves in an array of colors.

Behind them a score, a perfect symphonic blend of pop/rock music and patriotic songs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Youth getting involved with local government is vital

January 18, 2012

How do you talk to your state legislator?

Hint: it's not as hard as you think, and doesn't involve hiring a lawyer or knowing a guy who knows a guy.

Just ask state Sen. Dawson Hodgson (D-Dist. 35, North Kingstown, East Greenwich), who recently picked up his cell phone to greet a constituent.
“After I told him who I was, he hesitated, and asked me if the senator was there, like I was a staff member who answered his phone. We don’t have our own staff,” he said last Wednesday at a United Way of Rhode Island Young Leaders forum at the Statehouse in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local celebs pretty in pictures with pets

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the humans are ready for their close-ups, the animals are even more ready for new homes.

Celebrities, actors and models throughout Rhode Island are happily posing with the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s prospective pets on Saturdays this month at Crestar Picture Framing, 51 Liberty St., in preparation for the league’s Feb. 11 fundraising gala.

“We’re auctioning off the photos and holding a raffle, with all proceeds going toward the animals,” said Kim Kalunian, EGAPL spokeswoman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local film 'Loosies' debuted in NYC last week

January 18, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - After successfully opening “Inkubus” in Worcester and Rhode Island last October, Chad A. Verdi has stepped onto the first of what he hopes will be bigger playing fields to come: New York City.

The East Greenwich filmmaker, managing partner of Main Street-based Woodhaven Films, premiered his second film, “Loosies,” last Wednesday at the IFC Center in the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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