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July 19th, 2012

Petition drive suspended after private buyer acquires YMCA land

July 19, 2012

A story in this week's Chariho Times detailed a petition drive organized by a group of Charlestown residents to encourage the town to buy a 27.7-acre piece of property on the eastern shores of Watchaug Pond formerly owned by the Ocean Community YMCA. After press time on Wednesday, the petition drive was suspended when the land was sold to a private buyer.

The petitioners aim to appropriate up to $600,000 from the town's undesignated surplus for the purchase.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 18th

Today's schedule - Thursday, July 19

July 19, 2012

Little League baseball
11-year olds
District 3 Tournament
Losers' bracket semifinal
South Kingstown American vs. South Kingstown National at Tuckertown Park, 5:30 p.m.

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July 19, 2012

Have you ever walked by a car on a hot summer day and seen an animal inside looking less than comfortable?
If so, you're not alone. In fact, what seems like a simple idea (Don't leave animals in hot cars) is one that has caused a lot of debate recently.
In this week's Standard-Times, we show you the dangers of such behavior and bring you tips on how to keep your animals cool all summer long.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK American, National keep winning

July 18, 2012

South Kingstown Little League keeps doing its thing.
Both the South Kingstown American and South Kingstown National 11-year old All-Star teams were victorious Tuesday in the District 3 losers' bracket quarterfinals, as SKA beat East Greenwich 4-2 and SKN topped Warwick Continental 3-0.
SK National's starting pitcher Thomas Whitford had the best performance of the evening, striking out 14. National scored three times in the third inning, which was more than enough, and Sam Kaczynski came on in relief of Whitford to earn the save.

Shredding it up at Old Mountain Field Skate Park

July 18, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—As the summer sun beats down mightily upon the earth, many local residents head immediately to the beach or pool, looking for a way to cool down. Old Mountain Field in South Kingstown looks abandoned upon first approach, but exploring a bit further, one sees and hears a group of kids having serious fun. They are the skateboarders at Old Mount Field’s Skate Park.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright named permanent Parks and Recreation Director

July 18, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, Interim Parks and Recreation Director Steven Wright was approved by the Town Council to take up the position permanently. He had been filling in since February 2011, at which time he was serving as Beach Superintendent.

“I never really looked for [the position], but the opportunity is there,” said Wright. “I love what I do and the community is a fit.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDE releases school performance rankings

July 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education released its school performance rankings Friday, using a new measurement system to determine how well schools are serving students.

Of South Kingstown’s schools, one school received a rating of “commended,” another received a rating of “leading,” and four received a rating of “typical,” based on the new classifications.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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