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June 24th, 2011

A changing of the guard in South Kingstown

June 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After learning how to read, how to take care of animals like chicks and frogs and how to count change, Matunuck Elementary School first graders say they will miss their teacher, Lynn Doherty. Knowing that their teacher will become Wakefield Elementary School’s new principal, the young students say she is sweet and nice and that Wakefield students are lucky to have her.

Kagels Cottages continues tradition of providing serene lodging

June 24, 2011

 

NARRAGANSETT – With a tranquility of a country setting, seven cottages rest on 63 acres of farmland along Kenyon Farms Road over looking Point Judith Pond. The land is probably worth millions, but owner Ray Kagel doesn't care how much his family's land is valued at. He only wants to keep it as beautiful and serene as it always was.

 

SK Community bottom line? Quality Education

June 24, 2011

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the school committee, RAC and community members discussed the merits of sending the Hazard pre-school to Peace Dale and reducing the size of Peace Dale Elementary at the Thursday night work session, it became evident that what the community values most is maintaining quality education.

 

Nature Weeks coming to Frosty Drew

June 24, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory is accepting enrollment in its Nature Weeks summer programs in Ninigret Park. Limited space is available in most weeks.

June 23rd

Land purchase proposal still being considered

June 23, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council voted 4-1 at its June 15 meeting to send a letter to landowner Larry LeBlanc with the hopes of creating an open dialog and learning if he wishes to pursue negotiations with the town on his 81-acre property.

June 22nd

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June 23, 2011

What a surprising week it was in North Kingstown.
Monday, news broke that NK Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was a finalist for a vacant position with the Cumberland School Department.
This was on top of news last Thursday that the iconic building used to house Wickford Marketplace, and formerly Ryan's market, would once again go vacant at Wickford Marketplace was shutting its doors after a lengthy dispute with the NK Town Council over local ordinances.
Need to catch up on everything that happened?
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Langevin and RISD partner to encourage innovation

June 22, 2011

WARWICK - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and leaders from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) hosted a forum on Capitol Hill Wednesday about the importance of integrating art and design into our country's efforts to maintain global leadership in technological innovation. Leaders in business and education joined them in Washington to highlight the need for workers trained in these disciplines to effectively communicate complex data and information, design easy-to-use products based on scientific research and build accurate and useful models for scientific demonstrations. The event builds on Langevin's efforts to ensure our workforce is trained to meet the needs of emerging industries, including renewable energy and health information technology.

Narragansett locals steamed about summer parking

June 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Residents expressed their frustration about parking issues to the town council Monday evening, citing the influx of tourists illegal parking along residential streets during the summer months. Two areas of conflict were specifically discussed, Atlantic and Narragansett Avenues along with the Scarborough Hills area.

June 21st

Politics as Usual: This is the General Assembly not raising taxes?

June 22, 2011

You’ve gotta love the General Assembly.
Last year they said they balanced the budget without raising taxes. But you got whacked with a big tax bill for your car that was either the first one you had seen in years, or that was much larger than in previous years.
This year they said they balanced the budget without raising many taxes, except for a few items added to the sales tax.

Hopkinton prioritizes CDBG list

June 21, 2011

HOPKINTON – At its June 6 meeting, the Town Council prioritized and approved its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, which seeks $400,000 from the state of Rhode Island.

 

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