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February 16th, 2012

Accident on Torrey Road claims one victim

February 16, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—A motor vehicle accident which occurred early Wednesday morning has claimed the life of its rear seat passenger. Erica L. Knowles, 23, of 95 Wood Lane, South Kingstown, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday. Two other persons were involved in the accident, the driver Dean Philbrick, 46, of 50 Harcourt Ave., Wakefield, and Rebecca Scott, 29, of 12 Lily Lane, Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town votes to assist in YMCA land purchase

February 16, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 27.7-acre chunk of wooded land with approximately 700 feet of shoreline on the eastern banks of Watchaug Pond is on its way to becoming publicly accessible and protected open space. The Charlestown Land Trust will buy the property from the Ocean Community YMCA, with the help of a $475,000 allocation from the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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February 16, 2012

What would you do to live to 100?
That milestone age is one we could all hope to reach one day and for five local residents at Scalabrini Health Care Center in NK, getting to 100 has been a memorable ride.
This week, we profile those residents and let them tell their remarkable tales of longevity.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Field maintenance memorandum almost set

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The Town Council took a step closer Monday night toward finalizing a memorandum of understanding with the East Greenwich School District regarding the upkeep and cost of maintaining athletic fields used by the schools.

Town Manager William Sequino Jr. and School Superintendent Victor Mercurio have spent nearly a year working on an agreement to formalize arrangements between the two entities, in which the town Parks and Recreation Department has maintained fields and the schools have paid for supplies used in their upkeep.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Scout's site to help report bullying

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Ana Opishinski is taking the battle against bullying out of school and putting it online.

“It’s a community issue. You can’t just rely on school,” the East Greenwich High School senior says of the problem that prompted her to create her new website, Bully Tracker, as her Girl Scouting Gold Award project.

The site, which she put online last week at www.ribullytracker.org, is designed to help compile statistics on bullying activity throughout the state and help public safety officials target areas and demographics where extra attention is needed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP scores trend upward

February 15, 2012

The East Greenwich School District continues to shine on standardized testing, as evidenced by last fall’s New England Common Assessment Program results for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11.

At all six of the town’s schools, measures of student proficiency in reading, mathematics and writing (grades 5, 8 and 11) topped state averages for proficiency by healthy margins, state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist reported in figures released last Friday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Access plan for new McDonald's creates puzzle

February 15, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — What looked like a one-item special meeting agenda last Wednesday with a routine bit of housekeeping turned into one of the more contentious Planning Board meetings in recent months.

With board members split on whether to reconsider one condition of a plan approved in December, FKL New London LLC, developer of a planned McDonald's at 2500 New London Turnpike, will go back to the drawing board on an access plan for the restaurant to be built near Exit 7 of Route 95 in the extreme northwest corner of town near its border with Coventry and West Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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