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December 16th

NK school bond passes

December 17, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Just two weeks after the school committee voted down a request to the town council for submiting enabling legislation for a $6.5 million bond for the purpose of funding Capital Improvement projects, it was back on the agenda at Tuesday's school committee meeting and, this time, for reconsideration.
The original vote took place on Nov. 3, failing 3-2 with William Mudge, Melvoid Benson and Joe Thompson casting the dissenting votes. Committee members Larry Ceresi and Richard Welch were absent from that meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS senior has a vision for school’s landscape design

December 16, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Through the collaboration of South Kingstown High School students and University of Rhode Island landscape architecture seniors, the high school’s landscape may take on a new shape in coming years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Name change lawsuit needs work

December 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE—Legal representatives of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) and the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck and Narragansett Chambers of Commerce met in court on Tuesday to present their statements regarding SKCC’s name change to Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. A number of chambers in Washington County joined together in November to form the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island and have filed a lawsuit against SKCC for the name change, deeming it a hostile maneuver to weaken the strength of chambers of commerce throughout southern Rhode Island

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's The Narragansett Times

December 16, 2011

Though the fall college semester is coming to a close, it has not slowed news down at the University of Rhode Island. In today's paper, we have a story about how one East Greenwich's plans to introduce a bill has sparked debate across the state on whether campus police should carry guns.

We also have the story on President Dooley's proposed retirement incentive program for faculty and non-classified staff.

With the holidays fast approaching, the Courthouse Center for the Arts has begun its production of "Home for the Holidays", CCA’s take on Christmas time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cardozo replaces Serra on Chariho School Committee

December 16, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee is back at full strength.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 15th

Mom's heart maintains son's memory with fund

December 16, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to The Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – John Montanaro III was a student at Providence College, majoring in secondary education and dreaming of becoming a math teacher when he died this past April.
He was 19 and had been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) non-stop for six years. “From June 2005 to April 2011, there was never a time he wasn’t in treatment,” says his mother, Debbie.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK applies to reclassify shoreline

December 15, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of South Kingstown has requested the Coastal Resources Management Council to reclassify part of the Matunuck shoreline to allow for more protective measures for the eroding road.
The town seeks to reclassify the segment of shoreline south of Matunuck Beach Road to the Ocean Mist Bar from the existing Type 1 “coastal headlands, bluffs and cliffs” designation to Type 2“manmade shorelines” classification. This will affect 11 properties along the road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council votes to kill tax credit proposal

December 15, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Town Council voted to kill a homestead tax exemption proposal from the Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) when the proposal’s opposition came out in full force at the Dec. 12 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 14th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 15, 2011

The hardest thing for any parent to go through is the loss of their child and, for Debbie Montanaro, that loss inspired her to do something to honor the memory of her son John.
This week, the Standard Times tells John's story and shows you the ways in which you can help keep his memory alive this holiday season.
In addition, we have all the latest news surrounding the NK School Committee's bond request and a pair of hard crime stories from Exeter, the first involving a body found in a remote area, the second news about a local man indicted for robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education becomes tech-savy

December 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Classrooms are leaving behind the dust clapped off chalkboard erasers and moving toward virtual desktops and N-computing. However, library media specialist at Peace Dale Elementary Martha Badigian said technology in the classroom is just another tool for educating students and does not replace the traditional paper and pencil.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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