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ACLU challenges police action against dog owner

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has taken up the cause of a local dog owner who has been the subject of local police investigation and subsequent punishment. Kimberly Miserendino has had her two pitbulls taken away after North Kingstown Police Department determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fraud complaints on rise in NK

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Police Department’s most recent monthly report, complaints of fraud have risen approximately 27 percent from last year. In 2013-14, the department received 33 complaints, compared to 44 this year.
In October 2014 alone, NKPD received 13 complaints, as opposed to eight the year before.
“That is a big number,” said Town Councilman Kerry McKay at the Nov. 24 town council meeting.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Standard-Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council weighs new town hall offer

December 4, 2014

EXETER—Kenneth Glantz of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition extended a potentially helping hand to the Exeter Town Council Monday evening, offering their current location on Ten Rod Road as a future home for the town’s offices. The building, which is currently valued at approximately $675,000, could go for cheaper if the town chooses to purchase it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Financial literacy standards adopted

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Throughout high school, many students choose to become more responsible by getting part-time jobs and learning the value of a dollar. However, people don't typically understand money management until much later in life, so with the help of one group of EGHS students, financial literacy standards have been adopted by the Council for Elementary and Secondary Education for the first time in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Simmons awarded for providing tech access

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- An East Greenwich School District employee has been awarded the Elizabeth M. Dalton Award, an award given to those who are committed to improve the access that students with disabilities have to technology.
Cheryl Simmons, an occupational therapist of the school district, has received the award for her work with the students in East Greenwich. After being nominated, she was given recognition at the Tuesday night school committee meeting.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee discusses school start times

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Ad Hoc Committee studying school start times held the first of two public forums Monday night, where attendees were given the chance to learn about what's best for EG students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGHS students hit top marks on SATs

December 4, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-After much talk about school district ratings, recent data proves that East Greenwich High School has some of the highest recorded SAT scores in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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