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Prout class of 2012 marks 44th commencement in school's history

June 11, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – One hundred sixty graduates comprising The Prout School’s Class of 2012 crossed the stage at URI’s Ryan Center Tuesday night as they received their diplomas, ready to begin the next chapter in their lives.

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Chafee signs 'Good-Time Bill' into law

June 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE—This past week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law the ‘Good-Time’ bill, which will prevent criminals convicted of serious offenses from being released earlier because of good behavior. The legislation, drafted last year by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and introduced by Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-South Kingstown, Narragansett), along with Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham), is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2012.

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SK Teacher of the Year Schwarzbach aims to help students 'get' their work

June 6, 2012

By MARIA SHANAHAN

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Claire Schwarzbach, a 6th grade math teacher at Broad Rock Middle School, was named South Kingstown’s Teacher of the Year.

Schwarzbach has been teaching for 22 years and is “excited and honored” to be named Teacher of the Year.

“I feel really lucky to be in South Kingstown teaching,” Schwarzbach said. “I’ve had a lot of colleagues and administrators who have been really supportive and have helped me grow as a person and as a educator.”

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Town Council nixes ESCO project

June 6, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The Town Council failed a motion Monday evening which would have addressed the town’s energy saving needs through the Energy Services Company project (ESCO). The initiative was organized by The Washington County Regional Planning Council (WCRPC) and Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), an energy evaluation company, who completed an audit of town facilities, assessing their energy efficiency and identifying potential areas for cost savings.

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SK Partnership for Prevention looks to curb impaired driving

June 4, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention came before the South Kingstown Town Council Tuesday evening, requesting the use of the town seal on new signage to be voluntarily posted in establishments serving alcohol.

Perry Raso, of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, asserted that he would post signs in his restaurant.

Raso, along with South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeff Allen and New Life Assembly Pastor Keith McNamar represented the SKPP.

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Updating affordable housing

June 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town officials met with representatives from Horsley Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Massachusetts who was hired by the town in January to conduct the update of its Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan, drafted in 1999, details information about the town, such as housing and open-space development, land-use, and economic development, which have a direct impact on decision-making in Narragansett.

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SKHS 'heading in the right direction'

May 31, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Last fall, South Kingstown High School underwent decennial accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The newly released report details the findings and lists commendations and recommendations for South Kingstown High School.

According to SKHS Principal Bob McCarthy, the overall findings of the report are positive.

“We’re definitely headed in the right direction, this is a good school, a very good school,” he said. “And I think that the report reflects that.”

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Nature Conservancy develops Oysters Gone Wild in South County

May 29, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the turn of the last century, Point Judith Pond was an abundant resource for oysters, edifying an extensive economy which saw South County shellfishermen vend their produce to hotels and restaurants across the southern coast of New England. When the entrance at the pond’s mouth was permanently breached in 1910, however, salinity levels sharply rose, and by the 1950s, oyster populations declined.

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School Committee talks field trip, homework policies

May 25, 2012

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pending revisions of the South Kingstown School Department’s Field Trip Policy and Homework Policy accounted for the majority of the discussion at the South Kingstown School Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

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Walsh bill calls for unused paint recycling program

May 25, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Representative Donna M. Walsh (D—Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown, Westerly) has introduced new legislation calling for the creation of a state recycling program for unused, oil and latex-based paints. House bill H 7233A has identified PaintCare, a not-for-profit organization created by the American Coating Association (ACA), to spearhead the program.

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