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September 14th, 2012

Busing change draws ire of parents

September 14, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—A handful of frustrated parents addressed the Exeter-West Greenwich school committee Tuesday night concerning the switch to “group stops” for students receiving out-of-district transportation to Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke Catholic Regional School and The Prout School, both in Wakefield.
Parents expressed concern at the timing of the change, saying students attending the two schools were not told until the night before the first day of classes that it would be put in place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 13th

After defeat, Gamba asks for District 32 recount

September 13, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Moments after the results came in from the fifth and final voting precinct in District 32 Tuesday night, State Representative Larry Ehrhardt was asked how he felt about the 27-vote margin that appeared to decide his Republican primary race in favor of his opponent, political newcomer Sharon Gamba.
Because the race was so tight and the margin of victory so small, Ehrhardt felt it was too soon to make a statement touting victory or conceding defeat and wanted to wait, instead, on the mail-in ballots that had yet to be counted.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 12th

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September 12, 2012

The race for District 32 continues.
After a long and contentious battle between incumbent Larry Ehrhardt and political newcomer Sharon Gamba came down to just 16 votes Tuesday, Gamba officially asked for a recount Wednesday.
This week, we bring you all the results from this week's primaries and look ahead to November's general election.
In addition, we bring you an in-depth look at the individuals helping prepare Exeter for the future and update you on the latest happenings in the EWG and NK school districts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 11th

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Union's 'strike' had nothing to do with education (OPINION)

September 11, 2012

As you probably know, Monday of last week was scheduled to be orientation day for school department faculty and staff. The Educational Support Professionals (“ESP”) bargaining unit met and decided on a “work stoppage” for everyone except the year-round, hourly paid clerks who would be the only employees to suffer financial harm if they didn’t report to their offices.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 10th

Tight battles define today's primaries

September 10, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI &
TRACEY O’NEILL

NORTH KINGSTOWN– After a summer of contentious debate, the battle between incumbent Larry Ehrhardt and political newcomer Sharon Gamba comes to an end Tuesday afternoon as voters in North Kingstown will head to the polls and choose one of the two as the Republican nomination for the District 32 race.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI opens College of Pharmacy building

September 10, 2012

KINGSTON - The University of Rhode Island celebrated on Tuesday the opening of the newest facility on campus, a $75 million, 144,000 square-foot 5-story building for the College of Pharmacy. URI President David Dooley cut the ribbon in front of the new building surrounded by state and university dignitaries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NBEP working to preserve local watersheds

September 10, 2012

KINGSTON - The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP) is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), a document which serves as a guideline for local and state governments and organizations involved with the preservation of the Narragansett Bay watershed area. NBEP will seek public comment from August 29 to September 17 in order that the Plan is as responsive to local concerns as possible.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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