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August 16th, 2012

Quidnessett roof issues remain unresolved

August 17, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The roof at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School is still leaking and with the opening of schools just a few weeks away on August 28, teachers and parents are concerned that conditions will deteriorate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A breath of fresh air for inner city kids

August 16, 2012

RICHMOND—Parents gathered at the Richmond Elementary School this past Thursday to wait for their summer guests, inner-city kids from New York City. Every year, the Fresh Air Fund of Rhode Island organizes a volunteer summer program, through which local parents adopt a child from New York City into their homes for a few weeks during the summer.

“This is an awesome program,” said Kingston resident and volunteer Susan Axelrod.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 15th

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August 16, 2012

With less than two weeks left before school resumes in North Kingstown, the question on the minds of countless teachers, administrators, parents and students is: Will the roof at Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School be fixed in time for the first day of classes?
It appears that answer is a resounding 'no.'

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gibbons ready for job as SK girls soccer coach

August 16, 2012

It’s not going to be easy replacing a legend.
But Toby Gibbons is ready to take on the challenge.
After 21 seasons and three state titles, Jim Kelly retired as South Kingstown girls soccer coach in the offseason and Gibbons – who also serves as the head coach for the hockey and golf teams at SK – replaces him and is ready to make a mark of his own.

Prout names O'Malley boys basketball coach

August 15, 2012

The biggest move in Rhode Island high school basketball this offseason was Eric Simonelli’s departure from Prout up north to La Salle.
Replacing him wasn’t going to be easy, but first-year Prout athletic director Mike Traficante thinks the school – and the program – have their man.
After a summer of searching, Traficante told The Times Wednesday that Westerly boys basketball assistant coach Jed O’Malley will take over for Simonelli this season, beating out two other finalists for the job.

Curmudgeon's Corner: Feedback is far more credible with a signature (OPINION)

August 15, 2012

In the years I have been writing this op-ed I recall receiving only two letters and several emails. The latter have been mostly complimentary.
Both letters, on the other hand, were pretty harsh. The first, written back in the second George W. Bush administration, accused me of being a conservative and “a Karl Rove stooge”. The latter charge I found interesting since I have never met or spoken to Mr. Rove and he wouldn’t know me if he bumped into me on the street.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 13th

Langevin dismayed at cyber security bill's defeat

August 14, 2012

By ANTHONY aRUSSO
aarusso@ricentral.com

A bipartisan bill meant to help protect the nation from a cyber attack failed passage by the U.S. Senate last week, much to the dismay of the bill's co-sponsor, Rhode Island Second District Rep. Jim Langevin. The local representative released a lengthy statement detailing his thoughts on this new development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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