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June 23rd, 2014

NHS continues to get high marks

June 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett High School continues its streak of excellence with its ranking as the number one high school in the state by GoLocalProv. The ranking, determined by data drawn from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) on all of the schools, is based on factors such as number of students, graduation rates, SAT scores, spending per-pupil, and student-teacher ratio. The school presented high SAT scores and one of the highest graduation rates in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS graduate McGreen eyes political career

June 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Among the graduates of South Kingstown High School this year, one has his sights set on political office, already working as a staffer on Angel Taveras’ gubernatorial campaign.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DEM receives grant to remove Sandy debris

June 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Rhode Island Department of Energy Management (DEM) has received grant funding in the amount of $250,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program to remove and dispose of debris along the state coastline and Narragansett Bay leftover from Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Much of the debris has been removed from the locations, but there are large amounts remaining in difficult-to-reach and sensitive locations that will require special equipment to access.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI Fast Ferry application hearings slated for 2015

June 23, 2014

WARWICK – Hearings in the application of Rhode Island Fast Ferry to operate a high-speed ferry service between Quonset and Block Island are now scheduled for January 2015.
“It’s full steam ahead again,” Charlie Donadio Jr., owner of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, said Thursday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 19th

Town Council VP not seeking re-election

June 19, 2014

The East Greenwich Town Council will have another new face when the upcoming November elections are all said and done.
Jeffrey Cianciolo, who has served on the Council for two terms, including being the Council Vice-President after his re-election in 2012, has decided to not pursue a third term with the five-member quorum once the general elections have completed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local officials oppose budget

June 19, 2014

There is a fair amount in the $8.7-billion 2015 fiscal state budget that was very pleasing to a pair of local legislators, items they feel could be a starting point in getting Rhode Island back on track, economically.
However, there was one major ticket item - which has been a point of controversy over the last few years and will be for the foreseeable future - in the budget that swayed the votes by District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso and District 35 Senator Dawson Hodgson into the negative.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Goodbye, financial town meeting?

June 19, 2014

As the numbers decrease at the annual financial town meeting, the number of times the big question being asked increases.
Should East Greenwich continue to conduct the annual quorum that shares the upcoming fiscal budget with the public going forward despite the significant drop in attendance over the last few years?
It’s a question that will now be seriously talked about by the Town Council going forward.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Special Education teacher to remain at Meadowbrook

June 19, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — An issue regarding the move of two special education paraprofessionals out of Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School has been resolved by the East Greenwich School District.
Last Thursday, the School District announced to parents throughout town that Lore Gray, a special ed teacher for Meadowbrook who was lauded by several parents at a recent School Committee meeting for her work with children with special needs – particularly those who have an autism spectrum disorder – will not be switched to Cole Middle School next year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK voters approve sewer referendum

June 19, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the votes were tallied for the sewer referendum in North Kingstown, and the outcome revealed a community largely in favor of sewers on Post Road North and in Wickford. Although only approximately nine percent of the town’s 21,772 registered voters submitted, over 80 percent voted ‘yes’ for the two ballot questions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK doctor defends Lyme disease treatment practices

June 19, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For many local residents, Dr. James Gloor has been a crucial resource in their fight against Lyme Disease. Now, the North Kingstown practitioner of 32 years is the subject of a Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) investigation, one which he claims is unfair and guided by special interest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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