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October 4th, 2011

Politics as Usual: Something is clearly wrong with Republicans

October 5, 2011

By JIM BARON
Special to the Standard

When it comes to the two major political parties, I’m pretty much a “plague on both your houses” kind of guy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee uses literacy audit to develop goals to improve

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the South Kingstown schools received positive results on its K-8 literacy audit, the school committee held a work session Tuesday night to discuss how to utilize the evaluation to make the program even better for students.

The literary audit, in which each classroom is evaluated, provides an objective view on the work in South Kingstown’s schools. It provides suggested areas of focus for future improvement of the program over three to five years. The audit was done through a federal grant.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chambers angered by SK’s name change

October 4, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce sent out an email last Thursday to the five other local South County chambers and local businesses, notifying them of their official chamber’s name change to the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.” The Board of Directors for SKCC had voted unanimously for the change. The action has subsequently angered many of the surrounding chambers of commerce in South County, including Narragansett and Charlestown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 3rd

Local fishermen up in arms over pilot program

October 4, 2011

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats. The program has local fishermen up in arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family proud to be Navy all the way

October 3, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Before Ken Shoener answers his cell phone, callers get to hear an energetic military band rendition of “Anchors Aweigh!”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 2nd

Chariho showcases school

October 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - As a way to present its newly renovated facilities to the public, and the thank the residents of Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton for their support, Chariho Regional High School will host its Campus 2010 dedication event on Oct. 15.

The reason that the event is titled after last year is because that is when it was originally scheduled for, according to Chariho Regional School District Supt. Barry Ricci. However, the event will take place in 2011, and Ricci is very exited about the opportunity to show the public what is new at Chariho, and to thank them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 1st

Tell Me Your Story: New NK library director Desrochers enjoys literary life

October 2, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Cyndi Desrochers is trying to love her new e-reader but, well, it’s just not the same as holding a book.
The new director of the North Kingstown Free Library, who started her job Sept. 7 after serving as acting director of the West Warwick Public Library, finds the electronic device helpful for traveling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ARLSRI fundraiser will have dogs 'bahking'

October 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - In Rhode Island, dogs do not bark, they “bahk.”

The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI) is embracing their love of dogs and their Rhode Island pride by presenting the first annual “Bahk in the Pahk” dog-walking event on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ninigret Park. All funds raised at the event will benefit the rescue league and their mission of providing for animals that have been surrendered by their owners.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 30th

NK, Exeter see NECAP science scores rise

October 1, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Students in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich are performing better in science than just about ever before.
At least that’s the conclusion Superintendents Dr. Philip Auger and Dr. Thomas Geismar, from NK and E-WG respectively, would like to draw from news this week that both school districts are among Rhode Island’s highest performing in the annual New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science testing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Flying with the fishes

September 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Dept. of Environmental Managment’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has a goal: to sustain the wildlife habitats and fisheries of Rhode Island’s woods and wetlands. To help achieve this goal, they host an Aquatic Resource Education Program every fall to help educate people on how to be safe and responsible with the environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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