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January 27th, 2012

Longtime SRIN photographer Ray Clayton inducted into Rhode Island Press Association Hall of Fame

January 27, 2012

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers is proud to announce that longtime staff photographer Ray Clayton has been named one of three entrants into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Clayton, who worked for SRIN for nearly 40 years as a fulltime photographer and freelanced for the Standard Times up until his death last December, will join East Bay Newspapers sports writer/photographer Manuel C. “Manny” Correira and retired Providence Journal business editor Joseph L. Goodrich as the latest inductees into the coveted hall.

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Sosnowski introduces good time bill for second round

January 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGTOWN – For a second time, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a bill to revise the good time law, prohibiting people for committing certain crimes from earning time off for good behavior.

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URI faculty, students examine affordability

January 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Current and former University of Rhode Island faculty and students, and also members of the general public gathered Tuesday evening to present their views on the affordability and accessibility of higher education to the House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island. The commission, led by state Representative Frank Ferri (D-Dist.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 27, 2012

In today's paper, we have a special series in remembrance of former Gov. Garrahy.

We also have the story on Tuesday's state House Commission to Study Public Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility in Rhode Island and what students and alumni think.

This week the South Kingstown Town Council also decided to send letters to Election Data Services, the company hired to redistrict Rhode Island, Gov. Chafee and the General Assembly, calling for the South County Senate Districts to be revised.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Vecchio resigns from Chariho School Committee

January 27, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Richard Vecchio, formerly of the Chariho School Committee, has resigned. In a letter sent to the Hopkinton Town Council last week, Vecchio outlined his reasons for his decision.

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January 26th

Auger presents first list of recommended cuts

January 27, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – At Tuesday’s North Kingstown school committee meeting, Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger presented to the committee the first batch of proposed reductions and transfers to move the district towards a balanced fiscal year 2013 budget.
However, the reductions discussed only represented a situation in which the district was given a four percent increase in appropriation from the town.

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Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy passes away

January 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT — Former Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, 81, died Tuesday due to heart disease in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Garrahy has put on many faces during his tenure as a public figure in Rhode Island, from a beer salesman to Lieutenant Governor to the man in charge at the State House, but one always remained the same; his humility and candidness with others.

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Chariho seeks better evaluation model

January 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Teacher evaluation is an important process for school districts around Rhode Island, but the Chariho School Committee sees improvements that can be made in the state’s model for evaluating teachers, and will push to have them brought to light.

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January 25th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

January 26, 2012

Last weekend, Rhode Island got its first real taste of snow this winter and for the folks at Yawgoo Valley, it couldn't have come at a better time.
This week, we interview Yawgoo director Pati de Wardener on how the local resort fared on its busiest weekend of the season and catch you up to date on all of NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger's recommended budget cuts and a variety of crime stories as there are updates in the Bank of America robbery, the Kimberly Fry murder case and the assault case of Michael Brooks.

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Town wants public input on LED signs in Wakefield

January 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The community will now have the opportunity to turn the lights on or off on LED signs in the Wakefield commercial district.
The town council was preparing to make its final decision on whether businesses can advertise using LED electronic, message board signs on Feb. 23. After the recommendation of the Planning Board, that decision will be put off until Aug. 27 to allow for public input.

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