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SK Council passes school committee resolutions

March 28, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - With Council President Ella Whaley absent, the South Kingstown Town Council voted unanimously to join the South Kingstown School Committee and the Burrillville Town Council in support of eight resolutions on topics from delaying Common Core Standards implementation to matters of binding arbitration and contract continuation.

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A harmonious partnership formed

March 28, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The culmination of a year-long mentoring partnership between Broad Rock Middle School and the University of Rhode Island will present itself in the form of a collaborative concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Broad Rock Cafetorium.

“Friday night will be different,” said Jen Collins, 28-year Broad Rock music teacher, on Tuesday to a group of eager students who were already blowing, bowing and plucking their respective instruments. “Friday night you will be playing along with your mentors on a stage for your parents.”

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Worden’s Pond seniors voice concern on water rate increase

March 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The residents of the Village at Worden’s Pond in South Kingstown are especially concerned with United Water’s proposal to increase water rates by 43 percent, which would amount to about $10 a month for ratepayers.

A hearing before the Public Utilities Commission Wednesday at Narragansett Town Hall brought several members of the senior residential community forward to express their concerns.

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Narragansett schools on track for Common Core

March 28, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett schools are on track and committed to implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Two Common Core ambassadors presented the standards to parents and families of Narragansett students at the elementary school Wednesday and answered questions to allay parents’ concerns regarding the new standards.

Ambassador Jaime Crowley, principal of Thompson Middle School in Newport, said he views the Common Core standards as “good standards for kids,” noting that there is rationale behind the standards to ensure that students are ready for college and careers as 60 percent of all jobs will require at least some college by 2018.

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Sheehan proposes amendment on ethics

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE – Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation that would ask Rhode Island voters to decide – through a constitutional amendment – the makeup and powers of the Ethics Commission and specifically its authority over members of the General Assembly.

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Eddie’s BBQ granted special use permit

March 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The zoning board granted a special use permit to Eddie’s BBQ Thursday.

Owner Steven McLaughlin was seeking relief from town ordinance to operate a lunchroom or restaurant without alcohol beverage license in a BB zoning district.

Town staff initially thought the barbecue restaurant would need relief from parking regulations, but later determined that the minimum of six parking spots required for the maximum seating of 16 was met.

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SKHS hosts ‘Science Outside of the Classroom Door’

March 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A day devoted to science brought a slew of practicing scientists from fields like criminal forensics, paleontology, fire science, cyber-security and oceanography to South Kingstown High School science classrooms on Friday.

The idea for Science Lecture Day at the school began when several science teachers talked in hypotheticals about bringing practicing scientists into the classrooms to show their students what it is like to work in the field.

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Bill would create statute for larceny of farm products

March 26, 2014

STATE HOUSE - With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation – H7619, sponsored by Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-District 37, Westerly) – was heard before the House Committee on Judiciary last Wednesday. The Senate companion bill is sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-District 37, New Shoreham, South Kingstown) and was scheduled to be heard Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Times went to press.

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Kilmartin, fellow AGs urge retailers to stop selling tobacco

March 26, 2014

With the health and protection of Rhode Island citizens in mind, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined 27 other attorneys general in urging the nation’s five largest retailers with pharmacies – Rite-Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway – to follow the example set by CVS/Caremark and to cease selling tobacco products at stores throughout the United States.

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Lyons indicted on multiple charges including DUI death resulting

March 26, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Washington County Grand Jury indicted a Coventry woman Friday charging her with one count of driving under the influence death resulting, one count of driving to endanger death resulting, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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