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Narragansett fisherman perishes in house fire

March 30, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–A Narragansett man died Monday morning after a fire engulfed the inside of his home at 45 Durkin Drive. David W. Jordan, a 57 year-old lobsterman, was said to be trapped inside of his one floor ranch home.
Narragansett Fire Chief Jim Cotter said that a relative called Jordan’s house but received no answer. The relative then went to Jordan’s home and after seeing flames, called 911.

Business owners discuss Narragansett’s economic future

March 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–As Robert Leaver set up the bulletin boards across the assembly room, Narragansett business owners quickly learned that this was not a typical public forum. Leaver, spearhead of the New Commons consultancy firm, conducts public forums as innovative brainstorming sessions. Wednesday evening was an opportunity for local business owners to develop ideas about making Narragansett a more economically profitable town.

SK focuses on teacher, student assessment

March 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At its work shop session Tuesday night, the school committee focused on how students are assessed, how their needs are met and how it relates to NECAP scores.

“We must be committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed-every child, every day,” Assistant Superintendent Mary Kelley said.

Legislation introduced to keep murderers locked up

March 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and local legislators Senator Susan Sosnowski and Representative Teresa Tanzi have introduced legislation that would prevent future murderers like Michael Woodmansee from ever being eligible for time off for good behavior.

Narragansett Restaurant week kicks off

March 25, 2011

Restaurant doors throughout Narragansett will open tonight with a specific aim, to generate public interest in their food. The third annual ‘Narragansett Restaurant Week is about to begin.

Sosnowski resolution calls for input from local fishermen

March 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the efforts of state Senator Susan Sosnowski, fisherman will now be able to offer input into the development of offshore energy projects with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEMRE).

The state senate recently passed Sosnowski’s, D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham, resolution in which she requested BOEMRE to include official representation of offshore fishermen on the Rhode Island Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force.

Preliminary budget approved by SK Town Council

March 23, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN–The town council approved the preliminary budget for next year at Monday night’s meeting amidst tension as councilman Jim O’Neill voted against it.

The total municipal budget is $89,774,895. From the municipal programs, the general fund received $73,372,050. The water fund is $963,949. The wastewater fund is $3,201,247. The solid waste fund is $719,603. The Peace Dale office building received $90,289. The neighborhood guild fund is $834,192. The senior services program received $726,208. The school fund received $58,434,545.

Student, historians disagree on account of Roger Williams

March 21, 2011

Julianne Jennings, an anthropology student with Native American heritage, has taken aim at Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams, and is working to post a plaque that states his involvement in the selling of slaves after Providence was burned in March of 1676. The Narragansett Indians are not involved with the plaque which would be placed on South Main Street in Providence in commemoration of the Native Americans who were sent to the Caribbean plantations to work as slaves after their defeat.

High school newspaper moving from print to Web

March 20, 2011

OUTH KINGSTOWN—Like newspapers across the country trying to be viable in an online world, the South Kingstown High School’s newspaper, “The Rebellion” is also looking for ways to become relevant as an online news source as many of its readers turn to the internet.

Council, school board worry about future of education

March 19, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—With state funding to schools decreasing, the South Kingstown town council and school committee worry about the future of the town’s schools and education, hoping to not cut programs from the students at the school budget public work session Tuesday night.
Over the past few weeks, the school committee has been hammering out its budget, having to reduce the budget by $644,000 without cutting programs to the students. The total budget of the school department is $58.43 million.

 

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