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SKHS explores IB program

March 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown High School is looking at the possibility of becoming the first public school in the state to add International Baccalaureate (IB) classes to the curriculum, which, in other schools, is largely viewed as one level above Advanced Placement classes.

The Prout School is presently the only school in the state to offer the courses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fiore proposes housing at historic property

March 14, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Roland Fiore is proposing to build a 48-unit multi-household development at 571 Main St., the current site of the historic William Davis Miller House.

Fiore’s team of engineers and attorneys described the development proposal to the planning board during a pre-application review Tuesday.

While the plans retain the William Davis Miller House, pool and outbuildings for community use, Fiore is proposing to construct 48 units on the 8-acre property in four different types of buildings – including two 12-unit multi-family structures, two six-unit buildings, four two-unit duplexes, and four single family residences.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Upcoming fundraising event to raise money for Native American seniors at URI

March 14, 2014

The first of three fundraising events for the Sierra Stanton Book Award will take place on Wednesday, March 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, Kingston. The funds raised will help assist Native American seniors in the Talent Development Program at URI.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Daly-LaBelle rehashes enrollment, wants apology from council members

March 12, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For the third time since the beginning of the new year, Jonathan Daly-LaBelle of the school committee took the podium in the council chambers as an interested citizen, this time reminding the council himself that he can not speak for the school committee as a whole.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South Kingstown celebrates Girl Scout Week

March 12, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - As of Monday night, South Kingstown is officially celebrating Girl Scout Week, seven days devoted to supporting and encouraging the area Girl Scouts.

“We are excited tonight to have a Brownie Troop with us,” said Council President Ella Whaley. Brownie Troop 205, a third-grade troop from West Kingston, approached the council bearing gifts of girl scout cookies and leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

McDonald sentencing continued until April 2

March 12, 2014

WARWICK – The sentencing of Patrick Timothy McDonald, former state senator and Narragansett town councilor, has been continued until April 2.

McDonald will remain on home confinement until his new sentencing date.

His sentencing was originally scheduled for today in Kent County Superior Court.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sosnowski introduces bill to expand farmers markets inventory

March 12, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Sen. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37 South Kingstown, New Shoreham), owner and operator of Sosnowski Farms in West Kingston and chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture, recently introduced a bill that would expand the inventory at farmers markets to include beer and wine produced by farmer-wineries and farmer-breweries.

Similar laws already exist in Massachusetts and New York.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Unemployment rate down in RI

March 12, 2014

The unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 9.2 percent in January, the lowest unemployment rate since November 2008, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January was down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised rate of 9.3 percent in December 2013, and down four-tenths of a percentage point since January 2013, according to DLT statistics released last week.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NBX Bikes granted special use permit

March 12, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The zoning board voted 4-1 Thursday to grant a special use permit to NBX Bikes to allow the business to have a yoga studio and bike assembly area on the second floor.

Owner Matt Bodziony said he would like to use the second story of NBX Bikes on Boston Neck Road as an assembly space, yoga studio, and for other fitness and exercise classes, including wind trainer classes.

Bodziony said some of these services were offered in the previous location, but the new location at 922 Boston Neck Road has the space necessary to expand their offerings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Two men found dead on South County beaches

March 12, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The body of a 64-year-old South Kingstown man was discovered Sunday morning at Scarborough State Beach.

Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie said Monday that a couple walking on the beach discovered the body of Alan Mason just before 9 a.m.

Hoxsie said the death appeared to be a suicide.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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