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July 1st, 2011

Will Thornton stay or go? SC awaits decision

July 2, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Tuesday night, the North Kingstown School Committee held a special business meeting in which it elected member Kim Page as chairperson and Richard Welch as vice chairperson of the committee but the most newsworthy item of the night for the school district wasn’t what was happening in NK, it was what was happening 35 miles away.
By a 6-1 margin, the Cumberland School Committee voted to select NK Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton for its vacant Superintendent position.

SK Council calls on General Assembly to address pension reform

July 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the school committee deciding on how to reconfigure the school district and the state facing unfunded pension liabilities, the council agreed to contact local representatives and the school department to voice their concerns.

Music at Lily Pads offers top notch venue, acoustics and perfomers

July 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County presented its most recent Music at Lily Pads event on Saturday night, June 25. Singer and songwriter Vance Gilbert was the headlining act, and while he played his signature bluesy sounding folk songs, he entertained the crowd just as well with his stories, jokes and conversation.

Reporter says farewell

July 1, 2011

Well, after three-plus years here at The Chariho Times, it’s time that I, Andrew Martin, move on to greener — or southern, rather — pastures.
As of June 25, I will officially be a resident of Raleigh, N.C., while simultaneously handing in my passport from the state of Rhode Island. Yeah, I know, you don’t need a passport to live here, but it certainly feels that way.

To say we all live on our own planet in R.I. would be an understatement. A massive understatement.

Character does count in EG schools

July 1, 2011

It's called Character Ed, and it does contain some valuable life lessons.
But for fifth- and sixth-graders at Eldredge and Hanaford elementary schools, Bob Houghtaling is hoping to draw some character out of the students in preparation for the challenges they will soon be facing at Cole Middle School.

June 30th

Hail to the chief: Jamestown’s Tighe retires

July 1, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

JAMESTOWN – When East Providence native Thomas P. Tighe was searching for a job as a municipal police officer, his father-in-law clipped a newspaper ad advertising an opening in the Jamestown department.
“I didn’t know where Jamestown was,” he says, laughing. “My father-in-law, who worked at the radar station at Beavertail, had to give me directions.

SCH facing budget shortfall

June 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the state General Assembly provided an additional $500,000 to South County Hospital to help cover the costs of services for people who do not have insurance or are unable to pay, the hospital still faces a significant budget shortfall.

Town undertakes new wind generation program

June 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The Town Council held a public workshop on Thursday, June 23 at Ninigret Park to provide residents with information about the town’s Wind Generation Ordinance. Town Council President Thomas Gentz was on hand to give an update on the project and introduce two other speakers.

While not too many people showed up because of the rainy weather, Gentz said that those who did come acquired some new knowledge about the ordinance.

“We had about 12 citizens there,” he said, “and they asked a lot of good questions and they learned a lot.”

June 29th

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June 30, 2011

When news broke last week that North Kingstown Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was considering taking a position in Cumberland, it spread like wildfire throughout NK.
This week, we update you with all the latest news on Thornton, who was just selected for the vacant Superintendent position in Cumberland. Will he stay or will he go? How is the NK School Committee handling the news?

Eldredge students show their ‘senior buddies’ their innately inventive sides

June 29, 2011

By DAVID PEPIN

Fourth-graders at Eldredge Elementary School may have heard a few stories from their “Senior Buddies” at Greenwich Bay Manor about the old days, when household tasks required more labor than simply pushing a button or manipulating handheld electronic gadgets.
In that spirit, students showed their elder pals their inventive side recently on their final visit of the 2011-12 school year to the senior residence.

 

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