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March 1st, 2011

Miller reports on Land Conservancy Trust auditing

March 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Town Council met on Feb 22 to discuss, among other topics, the town's recent auditing and an Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the Tree Society.

Chariho Regional School District receives financial award

March 1, 2011

WOOD RIVER JCT. – Since the spring of 2000, the Community 2000 Education Foundation has grown and evolved through partnerships that continue to benefit students and staff throughout the Chariho Regional School District.

February 28th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Beacon Hospice Offers Volunteer Orientation and Training Program

March 1, 2011

North Kingstown RI – Beacon Hospice, Inc. of North Kingstown RI recently announced the start of a new five-week Volunteer Training and Orientation Program. Orientation begins on March 15, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will be followed by volunteer training sessions on March 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Beacon Hospice North Kingstown Office located at Meadows Professional Office Park, Suite C104 1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown, RI 02852.

Planning Board focuses on Narragansett Highlands

February 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – The Planning Board has voted to continue the discussion of the development of four parcels of land along Boston Neck Road to a special meeting on March 11.

Three generations of auctioneers call upon loyalty to thrive in WW

February 28, 2011

Cornerstone Auction Gallery customers are so loyal, they do business with the Fricker family even after they have died.
“We have customers who have come here for the last forty years, and they still come. We have people who pass away, they are still our customers, if they want to sell their stuff. We’re even in people’s wills,” said Bob Fricker, who, with son, Bob Jr. and grandson Jason, operates the longest continuously run auction company in Rhode Island.

February 28th

The Big Box mystery goes before town

February 28, 2011

Plans for a mysterious big box, opening up to a commercial and residential development, have begun to unfold along the East Greenwich-North Kingstown border.
Representatives of the developer hoping to build The Commons at Frenchtown Road on the 107-acre property wrapped around the former Brown & Sharpe Building revealed some of their plans last Wednesday in their pre-application presentation before the Planning Board, the first step of the long journey Frenchtown Partners LLC must travel before the plan becomes reality.

WEB SPECIAL: Report Card Day can cause anxiety (Opinion)

February 28, 2011

For many families “Report Card Day” is a time of reassurance that their children are responsible and able to learn. When children are passing all their classes, parents are relieved that kids are succeeding.
Many parents set high expectations for report card grades and will look for grades that are well ahead of minimum requirements. When a child has grades in the excellent range parents feel at ease that their child will be in good shape for eventual high school graduation and be well placed for a college admission.

SK School Committee workshop focuses on developing strong leadership

February 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The School Committee held a work shop session Tuesday night, where they focused on how to improve their leadership roles and how to best develop a bullying policy for the schools.
In its discussion on how to formulate a bullying policy that is both current and flexible to future changes, the school committee discussed the possibility of actually talking with students on what goes on in their schools.

February 26th

Web Exclusive: Politics as Usual (Opinion)

February 27, 2011

Sitting through a House Labor Committee meeting last week, I had a Popeye moment. After listening to as much garbage as I could take, I muttered under my breath, “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.”

Non-renewal letters forthcoming in SK

February 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the global fiscal crisis and unknown revenue streams, 144 teachers will be receiving non-renewal letters in the coming days after the school committee approved Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow's recommendation Tuesday night.

 

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