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October 14th, 2011

Chariho parents chat with Ricci

October 14, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The library at Chariho High school is a place where students can work and study to help further their education. However, on Thursday night, October 6, it was a place where their parents could educate themselves on the issues that affect their children in school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 13th

Events celebrating women planned in NK, Coventry

October 14, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

To acknowledge women’s struggles and triumphs over cancer, women business owners have planned a number of local events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In Coventry, Marsha Leveille will host a reception from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at her shop The Clothesline, in the Coventry Shoppers Park on Flat River Road.
The open house is in honor of her mother, Marilyn, who died of cancer and the complications of dementia in late August.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sons of Liberty Distillery making quality, local whiskey

October 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Sitting there, listening to Michael Repucci, one of the founders of Sons of Liberty Distillery in Peace Dale, one would think that he has been involved with alcohol brewing for a lifetime. For the past two years, however, Repucci and three other partners have put together their new ambition in creating a local, community-wise distillery. Their motto: Go out and live life as you see fit.

“We struggled in the beginning,” said Repucci. “The licensing was really difficult. But we said to ourselves, ‘Let’s be us.’ We’re young.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP scores reveal improvements in science

October 13, 2011

Learning in science is gaining across South Kingstown and Narragansett schools according to the May 2011 New England Common Assessment Program test results just released.

According to results, the number of students in South Kingstown and Narragansett scoring at or above proficient has increased.
In South Kingstown, middle and high school students have made significant gains in the science tests given last May, while scores increased steadily for middle and elementary students in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

October 13, 2011

The North Kingstown School Committee is getting ready to join the Town Council Monday night in a special joint meeting to discuss the FY2013 budget but, before that could take place, it was time to talk NECAP test scores and the Jamestown tuition contract.
This week, the Standard Times has you covered with the latest news from the School Committee, not to mention a recap of the end of the Kimberly Fry trial, a handful of special exclusive features and all the features you've come to know and love about our paper.
Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP results mixed in Chariho region

October 13, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Fourth grade students heavily outperformed 8th and 11th grade students across the state during the May 2011 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science testing, especially within the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 12th

Preview today's Narragansett Times

October 12, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, the schools have earned some positive news as the latest NECAP results reveal improved scores. Also, at URI, there is a new health foods website to help guide consumers on the health benefits of seafood.

Also, read up on the local distillery in town by the Sons of Liberty as they encourage the community "to go out and live life as you see fit."

Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

Curmudgeon's Corner: In-state tuition? What was Chafee thinking?

October 12, 2011

I suppose medical records privacy laws prevent us from finding out if Linc Chafee was kicked in the head back when he was shoeing horses for a living. If that were the case, perhaps it would explain his addle-brained response to a reporter’s question on Tuesday of last week.
The question was how “undocumented students” (i.e., the children brought into this country illegally by their parents) were supposed to pay tuition at Rhode Island’s state colleges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friendly’s in Wakefield among growing list of retail closings

October 11, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The happy ending sundaes are no longer that happy as Friendly's Ice Cream filed for bankruptcy Wednesday and joined a growing list of retail corporations closing due to the sluggish economy. Sixty-three low performing restaurants will close, including the Wakefield branch on Kingstown Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Student rental related incidents down from last year in Narragansett

October 11, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—College parties and student rental-related incidents have become a constant occurrences among the neighborhoods of Narragansett. The town and Narragansett Police Department have worked together over the past month to implement the existing and recently passed ordinances as the 2011-2012 school year advances.

“Results have been markedly better than last year,” said NPD Chief Hoxsie. “The number of stickers issued have been down.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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