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July 26th, 2012

ACLU responds to Bergner complaint

July 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN  - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union requested the South Kingstown Town Council change recently implemented policies regarding meeting decorum. The ACLU says the policies are unconstitutional violations of free speech.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A shift in Administration at Chariho

July 26, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - When Robert Mitchell decided to leave his post as principal of Chariho High School this past spring, the Chariho School Committee acted quickly to appoint Elizabeth Sinwell, the former CHS Assistant Principal, to fill his roll. That decision was made without the use of a search committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 25th

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July 26, 2012

Nothing brings a community together faster than a special project for children and, last weekend, volunteers got a quick bonding lesson on the set of the new playground for Quidnessett Elementary School.
In this week's Standard-Times, we show you the final results of a special day at the park and update you on all the biggest and brightest news around town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 24th

Politics as Usual: Gemma's campaign strategy is confusing at best (OPINION)

July 25, 2012

The Anthony Gemma for Congress campaign continues to baffle.
Gemma, who is challenging Rep. David Cicilline in the Democratic primary in September, was on the Buddy Cianci radio show on WPRO one day last week but he didn’t exactly sound like Mr. Democrat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 23rd

Dog days of summer are a bummer for pooches

July 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Some people attending the recent Wickford Art Festival found themselves responding to overheated dogs as much as the displays of paintings and other creative efforts lining village streets.
Animal control officer Holly Duffany says an officer at the police station told her that he and others working the event’s safety detail were approached by concerned people reporting dogs who were suffering in the intense heat.
“The police located the dogs and checked on their wellbeing,” Duffany notes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry AP class makes history on test

July 23, 2012

COVENTRY — After much hard work and preparation, 25 students from Coventry High School’s Advanced Placement history program passed their test, making this the first time in 19 years that 100 percent of the students have succeeded.

Social studies teacher and curriculum coordinator Matthew Brissette explained that the test is administered through a group called the College Board, the same group that offers the SATs.

“This is the first time that 100 percent of the students have passed,” he said proudly. “We’ve had the program for eight years and every year the scores have gone up.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 22nd

Hamilton El listed among state's best

July 23, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) unveiled its 2012 School Classifications ranking system last Friday afternoon and while the four elementary, middle and high schools in Exeter-West Greenwich were labeled as “typical” or average on the six-category system, results were much more mixed, and brighter, for North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 21st

Tell Me Your Story: She helps put scientists, fishermen on an even keel

July 22, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There were times in 2008, shortly after Margaret “Peg” Petruny-Parker took the helm of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, when her job seemed more referee than executive director.
“I get called in to help work out issues that will ultimately benefit the fishing industry,” explains Peg, who is the foundation’s only full-time employee, functions as a liaison between industry leaders and scientists whose research helps determine catch sizes and, ultimately, regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 20th

Campaign 2012: When his party called, Craven answered

July 21, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– State Democratic Committee Chair, Edwin R. Pacheco made the request and local attorney, Robert Craven took about 45 minutes to decide.
A North Kingstown resident, Craven, a former state prosecutor will be challenging either , incumbent, Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R - 32) or his republican opponent, Sharon Gamba in the general election in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local author releases book on fishermen

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New England author and former Wakefield resident has donated more than $1,000 from the profits of her book, “Salt of the Sea, Stories told by the fishermen of Point Judith,” to charities in South County.

Cindy Follett Guldemond, daughter of a Point Judith fisherman, recently wrote and published a book chronicling the stories of former Rhode Island fishermen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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