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November 3rd, 2014

Patenaude responds to criticisms on raises

November 3, 2014

COVENTRY— Some serious controversy was stirred up from the possible salary increase for Coventry school administrators that was brought to light at Monday’s town council meeting. School Committee Chairperson Kathy Patenaude explained that it was only meant to be discussed by the committee to “put it on the radar,” as there hasn’t been a raise for the district’s administrators in several years.
“It was just a beginning of an exploration,” Patenaude said. “We wanted to at least look at the policy and figure out what our future was.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

First annual golf tourney a success under clear skies

November 3, 2014

COVENTRY— Over 65 golfers played in the first annual fundraising golf tournament benefitting the Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course in Coventry on Monday.
The six-hole course uses the discipline of golf to educate children with core life values while learning fundamentals of the sport.
The tournament was held at Valley Country Club where men and women, both newcomers and local professionals, played during a picturesque fall day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ethics commission complaint filed against Filippi

November 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Another October surprise has manifested against Candidate for State Representative Blake Filippi, this time in the form of an ethics commission complaint filed by Will Colette, a volunteer for Donna Walsh’s campaign and co-editor of Progressive Charlestown, which states that Filippi neglected to disclose his association with the RI Liberty Coalition, a civil liberties group that Filippi directed with specific aims to defend citizens from the indefinite detention powers of the NDAA.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dual-language immersion may be part of SK’s future

November 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A well-attended community conversation on dual-language immersion, a specialized, content-based approach to teaching kindergartners a foreign language, revealed overwhelming community support for the program.
Dual-language immersion is a program that aims to graduate students from fifth grade completely fluent in two languages - their native language and another. The South Kingstown District has its eyes on Spanish.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 30th

Avengers victorious against Lincoln Friday

October 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH— The Avengers football team hosted the Lincoln Lions this past Friday night and with East Greenwich coming off a loss to North Kingstown, they certainly wanted to make a statement.

Avengers field hockey has historic regular season

October 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Avengers have been ready to make a historic playoff run this post-season. The team is 16-2, and has won 16 games for the first time since 2000.
Last Thursday, the Avengers wrapped up what has been a phenomenal season with a big victory against North Kingstown, winning the game, 2-0.
After what was a tightly contested first-half of play, two second-half goals helped the Avengers defeat the Skippers last Thursday night at East Greenwich High School.

One goal does the trick for Chariho field hockey

October 30, 2014

CHARIHO— It’s not every day that you get to witness an opening round playoff game between the third and sixth seeds extend into three overtimes. That happened to be the case in Chariho on Tuesday evening between the Chargers and Broncos, as both teams went head-to-head in the Division II field hockey quarterfinals with efforts to keep their playoff dreams alive by moving into the next round.
It’s almost unfair to specifically highlight one team’s success in a grueling match, which lasted roughly 86 minutes overall.

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