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June 21st, 2012

EWG graduates prepared for life's next test

June 22, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

KINGSTON - There were cheers, tears, and beach balls as the Exeter-West Greenwich Class of 2012 graduated at URI’s Ryan Center last Saturday.
Graduation speakers advised students that just because they were done with high school doesn’t mean they’re finished with tests as their characters will be challenged time and again when they went go out into the real world.
Outgoing EWG Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Geismar congratulated the students on their hard work and told them to remember three important words: “You never know.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho High School graduates 287 at the Ryan Center

June 21, 2012

KINGSTON - Their journey began four years ago. It took place in Wood River Junction and accounted for perhaps the most significant part of their adolescence. It included homework and tests, was punctuated by some extracurricular achievements, impeded by multiple challenges, and ultimately characterized by pride and the will to overcome.
And on Monday night, their journey ended.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 20th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

June 21, 2012

What do you get when you mix explosions, aircraft, summer sun and a rocking atmosphere? That's right, it's the Quonset Air Show!
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you an in-depth look at the annual event, which occurred to much fanfare last weekend, and bring you up to speed on all the important events happening around town--be it graduations, elections or local business news.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: Taxpayers shouldn't be a shield for poor decisions (OPINION)

June 20, 2012

Sometimes I read the “Relationship Advice” column in the state’s largest daily newspaper. I am often amazed at what a mess some people make of their lives.
For example, recently someone who described herself as “Confused” sought advice about attending a baby shower to which she was “morally opposed.” Seems that her niece went off to college and came home in a family-way courtesy of a jobless married man 20 years her senior “with young kids” and “a shady past [as] a ‘former’ drug dealer.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 19th

SK School Committee Community Feedback Survey Online

June 19, 2012

The South Kingstown School Committee is the governing body responsible for ensuring that the South Kingstown public school district provides a high quality education for all students. The school committee is interested in soliciting community feedback on how well it communicates with both internal and external stakeholders regarding student achievement successes, challenges, and plans for improvement. It is expected this
survey will take 5 - 10 minutes to complete. This survey will close at Noon on Monday, June 25. Link to SK School Committee Community Feedback Survey

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 18th

NK graduates ready to embrace future

June 19, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

KINGSTON—North Kingstown High School’s Class of 2012 celebrated the triumph of its graduation and members set their sights on future accomplishments at t URI’s Ryan Center last Friday night.
Nearly 350 graduating seniors reflected on their four years of high school, were encouraged to remember the opportunities they have been given and were told to look to the future to realize their full potential.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 17th

Local reps react to new state budget

June 18, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

The State Senate passed an $8.1 billion budget on Monday, sending the fiscal spending plan on to Governor Chafee for signature. Passed by the House after its own marathon session ended at 3:37 a.m. last Friday, the budget includes increased spending for education to local schools in excess of $30 million as well as a boost for the developmentally disable--both areas effected by prior cuts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 16th

Tell Me Your Story: Skyraider pilots reminisce before thrilling flyover ride

June 17, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When he was leaving his home in Wakefield on Saturday, Brigadier General (Ret.) Joe Waller’s friends asked why he was so dressed up.
“I’m going to see the love of my life,” he replied.
His wife had no reason to worry. Waller was headed to North Kingstown where he would join others at the Quonset Air Museum who had gathered to welcome home the Skyraider A-1E, a plane he piloted for the Navy in the mid-1960s.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 15th

Special ops jumpers, classic planes star in Air Show

June 16, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As a row of veteran fliers, family members and members of the Quonset Air Museum lined a chain-link fence in front of the nearby Quonset State Airport on Saturday, a single-engine plane with a checkerboard nose, stars on its wings and the word NAVY on its side blasted into action.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI professor recognized by AERA

June 15, 2012

KINGSTON—With more than 40 years of teaching and educational research experience, University of Rhode Island Professor George Willis has worked towards challenging accepted methods in today’s schools. He has been rewarded for his diligence by the American Education Research Association (AERA), which has recognized him as a 2012 recipient of the ‘Division B Lifetime Achievement Award.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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