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School Committee adjourns rowdy meeting without comment

September 1, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Coming on the heels of a cancelled school day due to union picket lines on Tuesday morning, the regularly scheduled session of the North Kingstown School Committee meeting proved to be a perfect venue for a union rally that packed the house at the high school.
“Shame on you! Shame on you!” a rowdy and riled up crowd of ESP workers jeered following a decision by committee Chair Kimberly Page to adjourn the meeting prior to a scheduled public comment session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry students return to the classroom

August 31, 2012

COVENTRY — Last year, school was postponed five days due to Tropical Storm Irene, but this year however, the sun was shining as students awaited their buses early yesterday morning.

As students filed into school, some veterans of the process, and others new to the scene, administrators greeted them with smiles.

Aside from some minor glitches with the busing, school went smoothly for the Coventry school district.

Assistant Principal at Coventry High School, Brooke Macomber explained that “this was the smoothest opening I’ve seen at this school in years.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 30th

School district, union wonder what's next

August 31, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The morning after one of the most hostile school committee meetings in recent memory, North Kingstown School Supt. Dr. Philip Auger took a moment Wednesday morning to reflect on the preceding two days in his district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Allen named Charlestown Chief of Police

August 30, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 5-member selection committee appointed South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeffrey Allen as the new Chief of Police in Charlestown on Monday night. Allen will replace 30-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Dept. Jack Shippee, who stepped down in June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 29th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

August 30, 2012

It's been an eventful week in North Kingstown.
As the NK School Department and ESP union tussle over contract negotiations--including a brief work stoppage that delayed the scheduled start of school--tensions between the two sides reached a fever pitch this week, leading many to wonder if the relationship will ever be repaired.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the latest news on the topic. In addition, we've got you covered with an exclusive look at the town of Exeter's worry relating to the proposed development near the Rt. 2 and 102 intersection.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 28th

Coventry karate studio produces pair of heroes

August 28, 2012

COVENTRY — Two students from USA Karate were able to use what they learned during their training to remain calm and collected as each of them saved a life just days apart.

Sean Lambert, 10, is in his second year of training at the karate school in Coventry and currently holds the rank of purple belt.

He never thought what he learned during those two years would help save his father’s life.

On the way home from a family vacation in Pennsylvania, Sean said the gas tank on the vehicle began falling out.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: Threat of strike postpones start of school in NK

August 28, 2012

Breaking News: NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger has postponed the start of school in the district after talks with the ESP union failed late Monday night. Representatives from the union formed a picket line Tuesday morning in front of the high school and school administration building and say they'll be on hand at tonight's school committee meeting to express their grievances publicly. Stay tuned to the Standard-Times as this story develops.

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