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June 29th, 2013

NK School Committee debates technology costs

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—School committee members engaged in a lengthy debate regarding technology costs at North Kingstown schools on Tuesday evening, scrutinizing the purchase of $172,000 worth in laptops and equipment. The school department has deemed the purchase necessary in order to comply with the upcoming PARCC assessments, which are scheduled to replace the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing in 2014.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council debates future economic development

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council met with the Planning Commission and members of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) in order to discuss key issues facing the town’s economic future. All parties engaged in a serious debate about the viability of areas such as Post Road, as well as the town’s vision for future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town manager search begins

June 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — William Sequino announced during the Town Council’s June 17 meeting at Swift Community Center that the job posting for town manager in East Greenwich has been posted to the Town’s official website.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council approves non-police employee contract

June 29, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Members of the East Greenwich Town Council formally approved the new agreement that covers non-police employees between the Town and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 472 Tuesday evening in a brief session at Town Hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New mental health policy introduced

June 29, 2013

Schools hope to improve wellbeing of students by offering needed assistance

EAST GREENWICH — School Committee member Carolyn Mark, who also helps lead the Health and Wellness Committee, introduced a revised version of the proposed mental health policy at the School Committee’s June 18 meeting at Cole Middle School.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wylie stepping down as NE Tech’s provost

June 29, 2013

Outgoing administrator helped expand, add programs over nine-year period

EAST GREENWICH — Dr. Thomas Wylie has always been fond of being a consultant and wanting to take on new and exciting challenges.
As of the end of this month, Wylie will be doing both.
Wylie, who has served as Senior Vice President and Provost at the New England Institute of Technology for the last nine years, will be retiring from the college and pursuing higher education consulting services with his own company that he just launched, Thomas Wylie Consulting, out of Bradford, Mass.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 28th

Shaken All Over? Homeowners at odds with Town

June 28, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Six area homeowners who reside on Sarah’s Trace are involved in two separate legal battles with the Town of East Greenwich regarding significant issues to their respective properties.

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