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Monsignor Clarke kids committed to service

June 18, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Monsignor Clarke Catholic Regional School in Wakefield held its first pet food drive on June 13 to raise awareness and donations for the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI). The school’s Service Club planned the event as their final act of service for the season, their motto being: “A Catholic Community Committed to Service.”

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Mega dismisses NECAP data as too simplistic

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - On the heels of an upcoming school evaluation of the NECAP scores next month at the school committee retreat, Committee Member Dr. Anthony Mega used his three minutes at the end of the meeting on Tuesday to share his views on the NECAPs and other state assessments.
Mega began with a swipe at the NECAP data itself and the lack of examination into variables such as poverty rates and family life.

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Gubernatorial hopeful visits Wakefield

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ken Block, former Moderate Party candidate and current Republican Party candidate for Governor, made a visit to the South County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night for a meet and greet with a group of area voters.
If elected governor, he said, the first thing that he will do is hold a press conference urging physicians to cease the issuance of 12-week work notices that allow Rhode Island residents to receive a full three months of temporary disability checks every year.

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ACA forces schools to revisit health care policy

June 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has not only changed the way that individuals, families and businesses receive and qualify for healthcare, but has done the same for public school systems.
This was made evident at the school committee meeting on Tuesday night, where the accountability subcommittee presented to the full committee the work being done to analyze how the district would have to change its per diem and part-time employee policy based on the ACA.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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Mariner March at Pier Middle School

June 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett Pier Middle School held its first annual walkathon entitled the “Mariner March” on Tuesday afternoon.

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Galilee Advisory Committee sorts summer projects

June 16, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Galilee Advisory Committee met on Tuesday evening to go over updates on several projects. Significant items on the agenda included the 2014 Galilee Seafood Festival and Fishing Tournament hosted by the DEM and the boat ramp in Galilee that recently underwent construction.

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Police nab suspect in area break-ins

June 11, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Five breaking and entering investigations in South Kingstown and three in Narragansett were solved on Friday with the arrest of Allan Jett, 57, of Cranston.

Jett is the defendant in eight breaking and entering cases, including New Dragon, Dunkin Donuts, O’Neil’s Package Store, Hal’s Service Station, The Breakfast Nook II, Food for Thought, Go Pasta! and Estia’s Restaurant. He also confessed to 19 breaking and entering charges in Providence.

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NCAC gets a boost from sunset cruise

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – Some 120 Narragansett residents gathered at Quonset Point on Thursday evening for a sunset cruise to raise money for the new Narragansett Community Athletic Complex.

The cruise, which took place aboard the Ava Pearl, a Rhode Island Fast Ferry, traveled round-trip from Quonset Point to Newport Harbor, passing 10 lighthouses along the way.

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Town beach gets a facelift from new projects

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Recreation Advisory Board met on Monday evening to discuss projects and budgetary updates regarding Narragansett Town Beach.

Recreation Advisory Board Chair Keith Kyle detailed the completion of several beach-related projects, including adding new waste receptacles to improve the overall look and feel of the property. The new barrels will replace the old, 55-gallon barrels which are now becoming rusted and unsightly. Upon hearing the news, new member of the board Pat Brady expressed his appreciation for Kyle making this initiative.

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Top NHS students prepared for new challenges

June 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett High School Valedictorian Jake Rost and Salutatorian Leah Benz are excited to take on the world using the skills taught to them by the teachers at NHS.

The daughter of Jamie and Fritz Benz of Narragansett, Leah will be attending Georgetown University in the fall to study linguistics and foreign languages. She is the Student Council President and participates in Theater Club, World Language Club, Student Government, and is Co-President of the Honor Society alongside Rost.

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