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October 13th, 2011

NECAP results mixed in Chariho region

October 13, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Fourth grade students heavily outperformed 8th and 11th grade students across the state during the May 2011 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science testing, especially within the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 12th

Preview today's Narragansett Times

October 12, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, the schools have earned some positive news as the latest NECAP results reveal improved scores. Also, at URI, there is a new health foods website to help guide consumers on the health benefits of seafood.

Also, read up on the local distillery in town by the Sons of Liberty as they encourage the community "to go out and live life as you see fit."

Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

Curmudgeon's Corner: In-state tuition? What was Chafee thinking?

October 12, 2011

I suppose medical records privacy laws prevent us from finding out if Linc Chafee was kicked in the head back when he was shoeing horses for a living. If that were the case, perhaps it would explain his addle-brained response to a reporter’s question on Tuesday of last week.
The question was how “undocumented students” (i.e., the children brought into this country illegally by their parents) were supposed to pay tuition at Rhode Island’s state colleges.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friendly’s in Wakefield among growing list of retail closings

October 11, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The happy ending sundaes are no longer that happy as Friendly's Ice Cream filed for bankruptcy Wednesday and joined a growing list of retail corporations closing due to the sluggish economy. Sixty-three low performing restaurants will close, including the Wakefield branch on Kingstown Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Student rental related incidents down from last year in Narragansett

October 11, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—College parties and student rental-related incidents have become a constant occurrences among the neighborhoods of Narragansett. The town and Narragansett Police Department have worked together over the past month to implement the existing and recently passed ordinances as the 2011-2012 school year advances.

“Results have been markedly better than last year,” said NPD Chief Hoxsie. “The number of stickers issued have been down.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

YMCA patrons breaking a sweat on new gear

October 11, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The music is pulsating, the sound of iron clangs like an army of bots playing tackle football and, everywhere, men are sweating and flexing.
If it were anywhere else, this would clearly qualify as a man cave.
But it’s the West Bay Family YMCA and this roomful of guys can be forgiven for really, really enjoying themselves: the room was gutted and repainted and all its equipment is new, as are the treadmills and other apparatus in the cardio center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 10th

National Grid gets grilled on Irene storm response

October 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government held a second hearing on emergency storm response by utilities at the State House on Thursday, Sept. 29. Representatives from National Grid, Verizon, and Cox Communications were on hand to testify before the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 9th

Operation Christmas Child thrives at Quidnessett

October 10, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The music is pulsating, the sound of iron clangs like an army of bots playing tackle football and, everywhere, men are sweating and flexing.
If it were anywhere else, this would clearly qualify as a man cave.
But it’s the West Bay Family YMCA and this roomful of guys can be forgiven for really, really enjoying themselves: the room was gutted and repainted and all its equipment is new, as are the treadmills and other apparatus in the cardio center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 8th

Tell Me Your Story: He's had a lifelong love of books

October 9, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When John Patterson’s parents moved to town in the early 1940s, the first place they lived when he was a small child was in a house next door to the Davisville Free Library.
In retrospect that experience seems like a foretelling of things to come.
“My father was a professional wrestler known as Jake ‘Thunderbolt’ Patterson after a hold he created called The Thunderbolt. In the off-season he was an ironworker and we came here so he and my mother could work at the Navy bases.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 7th

NK vetoes change to animal ordinance

October 8, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a three-month examination of the town’s animal ordinance, the North Kingstown Town Council voted Monday night to scrap plans that would have restricted the number of dogs that its residents are allowed to have in their homes.
Citing a reluctance to “infringe on the rights of citizens”, the council voted 5-0 to shelve the change in language that would have imposed a three-dog limit on the number of licensed dogs per household.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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