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December 24th

Changes to Program of Studies?

December 24, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich High School Principal Michael Podraza brought forth to the School Committee at Tuesday’s meeting at Cole Middle School an overview of significant changes to the school’s Program of Studies that affects a number of curriculums.

The changes are a reaction, Podraza said, of policies that are being done in terms of highschool reform, from initial guidance by the state in setting “multiple pathways” where students can receive credit.

For more on the story, check out the Dec. 22 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD unveils ethics code

December 24, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — It’s not about discipline. It’s about common sense and representing the East Greenwich Fire District.

That was the message Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Douglas Axelsen and Deputy Chief Russell McGillivray hope to send with the district’s new Code of Ethics, composed by McGillivray as part of the district’s Standard Operating Guide that governs firefighters’ behavior. The new code was adopted unanimously by the board last Thursday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee approves plans that will alter EG

December 24, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Senators and Representatives of District 35, which encompasses most of East Greenwich, may face a whole new set of voters in several other towns, now that the state’s redistricting commission has endorsed three plans that will radically alter voting districts throughout the state.

In Room 313 at the State House Monday evening, the 17 members of the Special Committee on Reapportionment voted 11-6 to approve the new statewide district map under Congress Plan F; and 17-0 to approve the new districts proposed under Senate Plan E as amended and House Plan D, as amended.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 23rd

NK man guilty of possessing child porn

December 24, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown man pleaded guilty in Providence federal court Tuesday morning to being in possession of over 7,500 images of child pornography.
Leon Tousignant, 67, of 2180 Tower Hill Road, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and could face up to 10 years in a federal prison with a supervised release for a term of five years to life, and up to a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced on March 15, 2012 before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Mary Lisi.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gingerbread Kids benefits Narragansett families

December 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Gifts and food products rested in long rows on the gymnasium floor at Narragansett Elementary School. As volunteers take count of the donated inventory, families from Narragansett begin to stream in, happily receiving the unselfish largesse which many in the local community have offered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Moody’s gives SK high marks

December 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A special report released Monday by Moody’s Service Investors has ranked South Kingstown as top in the state for having the highest bond rating.

The financial rating agency noted “local governments in Rhode Island are experiencing economic weakness, revenue stagnation and pension expense growth that are more acute than in most other states and are likely to persist into the future. We expect few if any rating upgrades and a continuing trend of downgrade activity in the coming year.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

December 23, 2011

In today's paper, find out how the newly approved district maps changed in Washington County.

This week Moodys Investor Service predicted a slow turn around for Rhode Island, but South Kingstown was ranked at the top with the highest bond rating.

Narragansett Elementary School just embarked on the use of new Ipads for students. Find out how teachers are using these new learning tools.

All and more, inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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