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Watershedcounts: collaboration in preservation of RI waterways

May 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE—The watershed areas of Rhode Island provide lakes and rivers for fishing and recreational activities and a home for a diverse number of fauna and flora. The local community benefits from the clean drinking water that is monitored and protected by myriad environmental organizations. Watershedcounts, presenting its work on Wednesday for Earth Day at the State House, hopes to sharpen their focus.

CRMC approves temporary bulk heads for Matunuck property owners

May 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Coastal Resources Management Council is allowing Matunuck Beach Road property owners to install temporary wooden bulk heads to prevent further erosion of their properties if the town council approves.

SK School Committee addresses funding formula inequities

May 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While the South Kingstown schools stands to lose funding in state aid, the school committee has taken action by approving a resolution that proposes changes in the state education funding formula.

South Kingstown will lose 5 percent in state aid. According to the update on the Governor’s recommended budget on March 9, South Kingstown will receive $8.4 million in 2012, which is 14.18 percent of the budget. South Kingstown is losing $371,606 in funding.

Bullying in SK: Part two of a two part series

April 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As school administrators and committees work to devise an adequate bully prevention policy, teachers are taking action inside the schools to help guide students through those troubling hallways.
At Curtis Corner Middle School, 7th grade English language arts teacher Kristen Precious is one teacher who is taking her lesson plan one step further to teach students about bullying through the books she assigns to the topics they write on.

Langevin talks Medicare with seniors

April 28, 2011

WAKEFIELD–As the Democrats and Republicans in Washington debate over how to decrease the federal deficit, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) visited local seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center Monday to discuss the House Republican plan to privatize Medicare.

Bullying at SKHS: Part one of a two part series

April 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Many see bullying as just a part of growing up. Yet, kids are not just being stuffed into lockers anymore or given swirlies in a toilet, but are tormented online through social media, which they cannot escape from. With tormented children increasingly committing suicide after months of harassment from their peers, this playground staple seems to be much more than simple growing pains. While many school districts struggle to combat the bullying issue and to develop an adequate bullying policy, the South Kingstown school district is doing all it can to make sure they never lose a student to bullying.

Technology park may be coming to URI

April 26, 2011

KINGSTON– The University of Rhode Island is fast becoming one of the top research and economic engines in the state and it may take one step forward by developing a research and technology park to connect private firms with students and the state.

URI profs advance research on grid protection

April 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- The U.S. power grid is a vast network or substations, transformers, and power lines which branch out across the country, bringing electricity to the appliances and technological devices in our homes.

Narragansett woman arrested for elderly exploitation, abuse

April 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT– Officers executed a search warrant at 144 South Pier Road Wednesday morning in relation to an arrest warrant for Tracy Anderson, 44, for the abuse and exploitation of an elderly person with severe handicaps. NPD also obtained various documents and a combination safe during their search.

Local runners among top finishers in Boston

April 22, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - From the starting line in Hopkinton through the infamous Heartbreak Hill and to the finishing line at Copley Square, over 24,000 runners competed in the world’s most famous race, the Boston Marathon. Amongst those leading the pack of runners on Monday were two local legends, Glen Guillemette of Narragansett and Claire Gadrow of Wakefield.

 

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