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October 2nd, 2014

East Greenwich defeats Narragansett in three sets

October 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT— The Avengers girls volleyball team is off to a tremendous start this fall, winning seven of their first eight contests in the season. East Greenwich hit the road on Tuesday night and traveled to Narragansett High School to face the Mariners, as they were victorious once again winning, 3-0.

Chariho struggles offensively in loss to Tolman

October 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET— This past Friday the Chargers football team hit the road for their third game of the season taking on the Tolman Tigers at Parisseau Field in Pawtucket. The Tigers clawed their way through the game by not allowing Chariho to add any points to the scoreboard, defeating the Chargers by three touchdowns, 21-0.

Chariho competes in cross country meet versus North and South Kingstown

October 2, 2014

CHARIHO— The North Kingstown Skippers have had quite the cross country season thus far in the fall. As the second ranked team in the entire state, the Skipper’s Girls Cross Country team was ready for their second meet of the season, as they got ready to race against the South Kingstown Rebels and the Chariho Chargers on a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Chariho High School.

Chargers blank Cumberland in ninth game

October 2, 2014

CHARIHO—The Chargers hosted the Cumberland Clippers this past Monday night at Chariho High School in what was primed to be a Division 1 showdown.
The Chargers, despite the struggles earlier in the season, showed they are one of the best teams in the division, as they cruised to the victory in three sets, 3-0.
The Chargers dominated the game early and often against the Clippers. Rhiannon Wilson had ten kills in Monday’s victory against Cumberland. Teammate Emily Ali had eight kills in Monday’s win, helping the team earn their third win of the season.

Callaghan, Gee start debate for Dist. 35 seat

October 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - The discourse was civil at the League of Women Voters debate Tuesday night at Narrragansett Town Hall as candidates James Callaghan and Mark Gee laid out their platforms for Senate District 35 (East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett). The seat is currently held by attorney general hopeful Dawson Hodgson.

James Callaghan
Democrat
Current Narragansett Town Council President

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown man arrested for child molestation

October 2, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man appeared in Third District Court last week after being arrested on three counts of second degree child molestation. Seth Brigham, 48, of 2 Navy Drive, North Kingstown, was arrested after allegedly ‘acting inappropriately’ with children while playing a game of basketball at a local park.
According to the report, North Kingstown Police received a second complaint from a parent regarding Brigham’s actions towards a young girl, stating that he inappropriately grabbed her from behind while she was playing nearby to his apartment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chronic absenteeism among young students a concern for schools

October 2, 2014

As part of National Attendance Awareness month, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The Providence Plan, and the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project convened for a special event on Monday afternoon entitled ‘The Importance of Reducing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades’ to address issues of chronic absenteeism in schools throughout the state.
According to reports from the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project, 16 percent of Rhode Island kindergarten students, 12 percent of first graders, 10 percent of second graders, and 10 percent of third graders were chronically absent during the 2013-2014 school year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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