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January 3rd, 2013

South County Hospital receives an 'A' for safety

January 3, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital recently received a hospital safety score rating of “A,” one of only two hospitals to earn the highest ranking in Rhode Island.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent, non-profit healthcare transparency advocacy group, assessed the hospital’s performance based on national performance measures.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 2nd

NK 4x800 relay team sets school record

January 3, 2013

By THE STANDARD STAFF
sports@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – Four North Kingstown boys track team members put themselves in the school record books last Saturday.
Competing in the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Classic at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, the Skippers’ 4x800 relay team of juniors Zach Emrich, Dallin Smith and sophomore Ian Connors finished in 8 minutes, 13.49 seconds, beating the team from Massepequa (Mass.) by nearly 10 seconds.
Stewart ran the first leg, followed by Smith and Connors with Emrich anchoring the team.

Today's schedule - Thursday, January 3

January 3, 2013

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Women’s basketball
URI at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Barrington at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Classical at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls swim
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Tootell Aquatics Centre, 3:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Woonsocket at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Ponaganset at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Johnston, Middletown at South Kingstown, 5 p.m.
West Warwick at Smithfield, 7 p.m.

Knight-Wizards power past Narragansett

January 2, 2013

WEST WARWICK – Narragansett boys hockey coach Chris Lussier had seven simple words for his team moments before the start of Wednesday’s game against undefeated West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich.
“Make them beat you,” he said, “five on five.”
The message went unheard.
West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich converted three power plays in the first two periods into three quick goals while the Mariners converted only one all game – and it came when things were well in hand - in the Knight-Wizards’ 4-1 win Wednesday at Magiera Memorial Ice Rink Wednesday night.

December 31st, 2012

Resident seeks undercover officers in schools

December 31, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A local man and his wife recently formed an organization advocating for greater protection and security in South Kingstown’s elementary and middle schools.

Richard Nuttall, a South Kingstown resident, formed FEDUP, which stands for Fortified Essential Devoted Undercover Protection. Through FEDUP, Nuttall is advocating for the placement of armed, undercover, retired local and state police officers in schools.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee talks graduation requirements at Narragansett High

December 31, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At the Dec. 19 meeting, the school committee heard a presentation from Narragansett High School Principal Daniel Warner regarding graduation requirements for 2014 seniors. Although the framework remains the same, the Rhode Island Department of Education has stipulated a few new changes.

Warner and social studies teacher John O’Brien listed the basic requirements that NHS students are expected to fill, such as 26 credits of coursework, six more than the state requirement, and 30 hours of community service.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI employment numbers increase during November

December 31, 2012

CRANSTON – Rhode Island unemployment remained unchanged last month, holding steady at 10.4 percent, the same as it was in October, though it is down from Nov. 2011, according to Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training statistics released Dec. 20.

Unemployment in the Ocean State dropped seven-tenths of a percentage point in Nov. 2012 compared to Nov. 2011, when unemployment was 11.1 percent.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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