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June 29th, 2011
When news broke last week that North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was considering taking a position in Cumberland, it spread like wildfire throughout NK.
This week, we update you with all the latest news on Thornton, who was just selected for the vacant Superintendent position in Cumberland. Will he stay or will he go? How is the NK School Committee handling the news?
By DAVID PEPIN
Fourth-graders at Eldredge Elementary School may have heard a few stories from their âSenior Buddiesâ at Greenwich Bay Manor about the old days, when household tasks required more labor than simply pushing a button or manipulating handheld electronic gadgets.
In that spirit, students showed their elder pals their inventive side recently on their final visit of the 2011-12 school year to the senior residence.
NARRAGANSETTâThe town council held a special meeting Monday evening to discuss the constituent parts of the Canonchet Farm Master Plan, and to determine the councilâs position on each.
CHARLESTOWN -- On Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., those who love the art and antiques will find an exciting new cultural event and sale happening in Ninigret Park. The antique and art sale is called the Sea Star Marketplace and is being put on by the Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory, a local nonprofit educational organization, as a fund-raiser.
Youâve 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.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â Monday, June 20 was not only the last day of spring, it was the last day of school for the students of Chariho Middle School.
As the buses drove off the school grounds filled with students for the last time until September, a large group of teachers and staff gave them a final farewell.
When news began to trickle out Monday afternoon that North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was a finalist for a vacant position with the Cumberland School District, there was a variety of different ways members of the school committee could have reacted.
By David Pepin
The recent rescue of a kayaker from a Narragansett Bay buoy wasnât quite all in a dayâs work for the East Greenwich Fire Districtâs Marine 1 crew.
âIt was two guys with binoculars, looking for a needle in a haystack,â Deputy Chief Russell McGillivray said of the June 9 rescue of a North Kingstown kayaker whose boat capsized during a vicious thunderstorm that ripped through the bay.
HOPKINTON â A significant chunk of undeveloped land off of Route RI-3 in Hopkinton could potentially be re-zoned to accommodate a manufacturing or industrial business.
When Charles E. âChuckâ Brennan Jr. is hard at work in the deli at Daveâs Market on Tower Hill Road, he gets to cut through the baloney on a regular basis â a feat thatâs not as easy in his other job as a town councilman.
While, technically, his meat-cutting involves bologna â spelled a different way â you get the point.
âI cut the baloney every day,â says Chuck, who has been working at Daveâs since May. Heâs following in a family tradition: daughter Andrea Mumford worked at Daveâs through high school and college; another daughter, Kaitlin, works now at the Quonset market.