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June 6th, 2012

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June 7, 2012

What does it take to get to the top?
For North Kingstown seniors Olivia Edwards and Stephanie Andersen, the answer to that question was hard work, studying and a lot of fun.
This week, the Standard-Times profiles the valedictorian and salutatorian of NK High School ahead of Friday's graduation and gives you an inside look at what drove the two to find success both in and out of the classroom.
In addition, we bring you the latest news from the Exeter Town Council and tell you about a certain NK School Committee member who will seek election to the town council this November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Teacher of the Year Schwarzbach aims to help students 'get' their work

June 6, 2012

By MARIA SHANAHAN

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Claire Schwarzbach, a 6th grade math teacher at Broad Rock Middle School, was named South Kingstown’s Teacher of the Year.

Schwarzbach has been teaching for 22 years and is “excited and honored” to be named Teacher of the Year.

“I feel really lucky to be in South Kingstown teaching,” Schwarzbach said. “I’ve had a lot of colleagues and administrators who have been really supportive and have helped me grow as a person and as a educator.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town Council nixes ESCO project

June 6, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council failed a motion Monday evening which would have addressed the town’s energy saving needs through the Energy Services Company project (ESCO). The initiative was organized by The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC) and Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), an energy evaluation company, who completed an audit of town facilities, assessing their energy efficiency and identifying potential areas for cost savings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 5th

Curmudgeon's Corner: 38 Studios fiasco shows need for independent auditing (OPINION)

June 6, 2012

You may recall that it was raining last Tuesday. I decided to spend the morning in the woods anyway since it was the last day of the spring turkey hunting season.
After getting fairly wet in spite of the rain gear I was wearing and not seeing or hearing a gobbler, I decided to explore an old roadway I had never been on before. I came upon a family cemetery in the middle of the woods in West Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 4th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/31)

June 5, 2012

Today's news is the first revision of tomorrow's history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

Five years ago
May 31, 2007

The Beach Rose Café opened in Wickford Village at 85 Brown Street. The café replaced the old Waterfront Grille that closed in January 2007.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Partnership for Prevention looks to curb impaired driving

June 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention came before the South Kingstown Town Council Tuesday evening, requesting the use of the town seal on new signage to be voluntarily posted in establishments serving alcohol.

Perry Raso, of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, asserted that he would post signs in his restaurant.

Raso, along with South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeff Allen and New Life Assembly Pastor Keith McNamar represented the SKPP.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Updating affordable housing

June 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town officials met with representatives from Horsley Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Massachusetts who was hired by the town in January to conduct the update of its Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan, drafted in 1999, details information about the town, such as housing and open-space development, land-use, and economic development, which have a direct impact on decision-making in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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