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Leslie Perrin named SK teacher of the year

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Leslie Perrin, a district literacy coach, was recently named South Kingstown teacher of the year.
Perrin said she grew up surrounded by teachers in her family.
“I think it’s sort of in our blood,” she said.
Many aunts and uncles in her family worked as teachers, her sister, brother and husband are teachers as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former URI hoops player sentenced

May 31, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Former University of Rhode Island basketball player Jonathan Holton was sentenced to two years probation Wednesday on a charge of video voyeurism.
Washington County Superior Court Judge Melanie Thunberg also ordered Holton, 22, with a last known address of 3925 Washington Ave., Miami, Fla., to undergo mental health counseling and have no contact of the victim.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cause of death determined in Taylor case

May 31, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Asphyxia and blunt force injuries caused the death of Allison M. Taylor, 65, earlier this month in Narragansett, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Dara Chadwick, public information officer for the Department of Health, said Wednesday that the medical examiner listed asphyxia and blunt force injuries as the causes of Taylor’s death and that no other information about her death is available.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Prout names valedictorian, salutatorian

May 30, 2013

Valedictorian Becky Chinn, of Wakefield, and Salutatorian Catherine Orszulak, of Middletown, will conclude their journey at The Prout School in Wakefield Tuesday. Prout celebrates the graduation of the Class of 2013 June 4 at 7 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center.

Read more in Friday's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cause of death released in Taylor murder case

May 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Asphyxia and blunt force injuries caused the death of Allison M. Taylor, 65, earlier this month in Narragansett, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dara Chadwick, public information officer for the Department of Health, said Wednesday that the medical examiner listed asphyxia and blunt force injuries as the causes of Taylor’s death and that no other information about her death is available.

Robert M. Taylor, 45, is accused of choking and inflicting the injuries that caused his mother’s death in a Caswell Street apartment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK schools want to increase preschool access

May 24, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School District is attempting to increase access to preschool for all children in town.
The South Kingstown School Committee received an update on the town’s integrated preschool at last week’s school committee meeting.
Coleen Smith, early childhood coordinator for the district, and Christine Levy, assistant pupil personnel coordinator, spoke about the district’s initiatives to provide access to preschool for all school-aged children, which began in fall 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local musicians featured on AMC’s ‘Showville’

May 24, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Two local musicians will be featured on a new AMC reality show, “Showville,” which premiered Thursday.
Aspiring musicians Connor Fisher and Hannah Gang were one of four acts selected for the finals of the show, formerly called “Road Show,” when they auditioned in December.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee adopts communications plan

May 17, 2013

Code of ethics to be addressed in separate document

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following a recent communications breakdown, the South Kingstown School Committee approved an updated communications plan Tuesday.
The communications subcommittee, chaired by Liz Morris, school committee member, has been working on updating the communications plan for approximately 18 months, according to Raissa Mosher, vice chair of the communications subcommittee and school committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer Taylor waives right to appear

May 17, 2013

Search warrants released; gruesome details unfold in murder of Allison M. Taylor

NARRAGANSETT – Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of brutally murdering and dismembering his mother, Allison M. Taylor, 65, waived his right to appear in Washington County Superior Court Wednesday.
Taylor was due in Superior Court for a violation hearing.
By allegedly murdering his mother, Taylor was in violation of the terms of his probation, related to a 2007 breaking and entering incident that occurred in Providence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accused murderer has long criminal past

May 10, 2013

Robert M. Taylor, 45, who is accused of murdering his 65-year-old mother, Allison M. Taylor, on Tuesday, has an extensive criminal history in Rhode Island, dating back to 1989.
Taylor has been arrested dozens of times since then in Warwick, Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Providence, Brown University and South Kingstown, according to Rhode Island Judicial records.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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