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June 15th, 2012

SKHS top two graduates discuss their futures

June 15, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Erin McAlice and Richard Wu, Valedictorian and Salutatorian of South Kingstown High School’s class of 2012, were both surprised and excited when they learned they were at the top of their class.

“At the end it’s very close between the top five people,” McAlice said. “Richard and I were very close. I don’t think it’s necessarily a competition, I don’t think any of us saw it that way.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council approves FY 2012-13 budget

June 15, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council approved the fiscal year 2012-13 town budget on Wednesday evening. The group met in a special session in order to resolve any lingering concerns about the budget which council members may have held.

No members of the public were available or spoke regarding the budget. At the May 21 meeting, the budge was introduced as a first reading, and council members initially discussed their opinions of the general make-up of the budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Beloved teacher Missy Stark dies

June 15, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown High School teacher and local resident Missy Stark died Tuesday after a four month battle with bilinary tract cancer. Stark, 34, was a mother of three, adored teacher and community volunteer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 14th

Exeter voters pass budget with little debate

June 15, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—The Exeter Financial Town Meeting has, in years past, been a knock-down, drag-out affair of butting heads with lively personalities willing to hold debate for hours over even the slightest of increases in the town’s budget.
This year, the only thing voters couldn’t agree on was just how quickly they wanted to get out of the annual gathering.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 13th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

June 14, 2012

Graduation is one of those life events that everyone remembers and it's with good reason. The culmination of four year's of hard work, that one day is a highlight for untold students across the country.
This week, the Standard Times brings you on the scene of this year's graduation ceremony for North Kingstown High School.
In addition, we bring you an exclusive look into Exeter's Financial Town Meeting and preview this week's Quonset Air Show.
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

Richmond, Hopkinton budgets approved for FY2013

June 13, 2012

Both Richmond and Hopkinton voters approved the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budgets for their respective towns early this week, Richmond during a financial town meeting on Monday night and Hopkinton during an all-day Tuesday referendum. While the bottom line of the Richmond budget checks in at $22.86 million, that of Hopkinton totals $24.52 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Expanding global workforce through language excellence

June 13, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Federal leaders, local and state elected officials and educational leaders gathered at the state house Friday, June 8, for the public launch of the Rhode Island Roadmap to Language Excellence.

Program leaders and panel members, all with Rhode Island ties, described their experience as multilingual U.S. citizens and harped on the importance of language education, which is tied directly to an increase in cultural acceptance and understanding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

O'Neill, Fogarty square off yet again

June 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tempers flared at Monday night’s South Kingstown Town Council meeting when the issue of the sale of Browning Farm was addressed.

The council intended to hold a public informational hearing regarding development rights to Browning Farm. This pertains an application from the South Kingstown Land Trust for funding in accordance with the town’s “Open Space Project Funding Policy,” in order to potentially purchase the development rights to 14 or more acres of Browning Farm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian go similar ways

June 13, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Alex McLeod and Emily Wright, Valedictorian and Salutatorian for this year’s graduating class at Narragansett High School, are equally as proud to be representing their fellow classmates as top students in 2012. They did not, however, see their achievement as the singular goal of their high school career.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 12th

Politics as Usual: 38 Studios debacle has been Chafee's finest hour (OPINION)

June 13, 2012

Lincoln Chafee has had some stumbles in his first term as governor, but his performance handling the 38 Studios debacle has been his finest hour.
To put it in video game terms, he picked up the sword and shield and went out to tame the fire-breathing monster before it could do further harm to the citizenry. If he didn’t exactly save the day, he at least minimized the damage.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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