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December 21st

Request for streetlights again turned down in Richmond

December 21, 2010

RICHMOND – Another request from residents to install two streetlights in the area of Tefft Hill and Carolina Nooseneck roads and New London Turnpike resulted in the Town Council asking three local officials to create a set of standards to determine where lights should stay on or be added.

SK withdraws membership from SORICO

December 21, 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With SORICO becoming a hibernated group and with a potential liability with selling the group's building on Camp Avenue in North Kingstown, the South Kingstown school committee regrettably withdrew its membership from the Southern Rhode Island education and training center at Tuesday night's meeting.

Kent Literacy Volunteers turning the pages on 30 years; still going

December 21, 2010

Kent County. – Read this: The program is very successful.
There is the Bolivian émigré who has progressed from being a student to being a tutor for the past two years.
There is the Japanese student who has returned to Japan to help English-speaking visitors to her region. The Chinese émigré from Singapore who teaches Chinese in a local college and an elementary cultural program in a local school.

Karate kid Shannon mixes Christian music, and Mojo with Dojo for a winning combo

December 21, 2010

Susie Shannon is a remarkable combo of Mojo and Dojo.
Shannon, just 9, a 4th grader at Hoxie Elementary School in Warwick, will test for her brown belt in karate next month; but on Tuesday, she released her debut album of Contemporary Christian music called, “I Live For You.”

December 20th

Coming this Thursday: The SRIN All-Area Fall Sports section!

December 21, 2010

It's Christmas week and that means two things.
One, you're running out of time to go pick up that special gift for your significant other.
Two, it's time for SRIN to name its annual Fall All-Area Sports teams.
Every winter, the sports staff at Southern Rhode Island Newspapers sits down and pours over endless stories, stats and testimonials and debates who, exactly, had the best season in each sport from throughout our coverage area.
It's no surprise, of course, that Exeter's Al Georgio made the list. He racked up nearly 3,000 yards.

Winter solstice viewing tonight at Frosty Drew

December 20, 2010

CHARLESTOWN -- Join Frosty Drew astronomers in celebrating the winter solstice and viewing a total lunar eclipse today at the Observatory from 6 to 10 p.m. for moon and star gazing.

Future of Indian village site to be determined

December 20, 2010

NARRAGANSETT–On Dec. 13 the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) subcommittee met in a final hearing about the future of a privately owned piece of land whose construction was halted after a preserved 12th century native village was discovered on the property.

As development continued, evidence and artifacts of early native life were uncovered. Pottery, a burial ground, and an unplowed and preserved Indian village have subsequently been documented but researchers say more needs to be done.

December 19th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees announces new Head Of School for July 2011

December 20, 2010

The Rocky Hill School Board of Trustees approved and appointed Mr. Jonathan M. Schoenwald as the eighth Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. The Board's decision followed the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee. Mr. Schoenwald will succeed alumnus Mr. James J. Young III '70, who announced his departure last spring after serving 16 years as Headmaster.
Jonathan comes to Rocky Hill School from Hunter College in New York City where he has been the Director of the Macaulay Honors College since 2005.

Richmond police hosting blood drive

December 19, 2010

RICHMOND – In case you ever wanted to put a face to just who benefits from the blood donated at the various drives throughout the state, meet Keith Bloomer.

Sipala recommends Narragansett schools stay with collaborative

December 19, 2010

NARRAGANSETT–The five-person school committee and superintendent met on Wednesday and the first agenda item became Southern Rhode Island Regional Collaborative (SORICO). The collaborative is a non-profit cooperative educational service involving Block Island, Chariho, East Greenwich, Exeter/West Greenwich, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, and Westerly. The organization was established in 1988 and involved eight high schools, 11 middle schools, and 33 elementary schools was intended to regionalize services for the area. Recently, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown withdrew during their school committee meetings while Chariho did not.

 

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