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October 12th, 2012

Public comment debated at SK School Committee meeting

October 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the bi-monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the South Kingstown School Committee discussed ways to address the needs of public members who bring issues forward that require further conversation. In light of recent verbal altercations during both school committee and South Kingstown Town Council meetings between members of the public and the respective groups, more innovative approaches have been contemplated to bring citizens into the school committee’s decision-making.
Superintendent of Schools Kristen Stringfellow provided her report from the Professional Development and Communications sub-committee, the group responsible for discussing and generating ideas about committee meeting procedures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meet the Candidates Forum features Sosnowski, Lindholm

October 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Incumbent and Democrat V. Susan Sosnowski squared off with challenger John Lindholm for Rhode Island Senate district 37 (South Kingstown, New Shoreham) in an open forum with the public on Wednesday evening. The talk, organized by the Narragansett/South Kingstown Chapter of the League of Women Voters, allowed candidates running in November’s elections the opportunity to detail their plans and viewpoints regarding a number of important issues across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 11th

NK honors top teacher, ESP worker

October 11, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Prior to the North Kingstown School Committee’s scheduled work session on Tuesday evening, members of the school committee, staff, family and friends joined Superintendent Philip Auger in honoring two North Kingstown education workers.
Receiving awards were Toni-Annette Sylveira, named Teacher of the Year and Elizabeth Tully, taking Top Educational Support Worker of the Year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright wins Kelso Community Service Award

October 11, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Throughout the years, Charles “Ted” Wright has been everything in Narragansett, from a town councilman to a successful local businessman. His nickname, “Mr. Narragansett,” attests to the relationships that Wright has developed within the town. In recognition of his importance to Narragansett, the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce has selected Wright as the 2012 recipient of the James M. Kelso Community Service Award.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho School Committee meeting packed teachers, parents and students

October 11, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — At Tuesday evening's School Committee meeting, preceding the public forum, George Kenney, Chair of the Chariho School Committee, read aloud the School Committee's press release entitled “Negotiations Statement #1” to a packed auditorium of over 300 teachers, students, parents, and supporters. Earlier that evening, teachers had participated in a protest to voice their concerns about salary freezes and cuts in longevity and master degree pay. The teachers have been working without a contract since August 31, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 10th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

October 10, 2012

It's mid-October and that means two things: Pumpkins are everywhere and it's time to start thinking about the upcoming election.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the latest on a clean water-initiative that has been championed by local and state officials and is up for approval this November. In addition, we catch you up on all the happenings at the EWG and NK School Committees and present you a look at a special breast cancer survivor from North Kingstown that wants to share her story.
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

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Political ads aren't just silly, they're insulting (OPINION)

October 10, 2012

This is the season of political ads on TV and radio. Some of them are silly while others are insults to the intelligence of voters.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is hammering the old reliable Democrat vote-getter in Rhode Island: the Republicans want to take away your Medicare. Whitehouse is shown in his ad addressing nodding and smiling senior citizens who appear to be in a nursing home environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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