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Can democracy survive in age of Google?

October 16, 2014

KINGSTON—Information, whether we want it or not, is at our fingertips. The internet, cell phones, and other myriad technologies allow us all to ‘know’ more about the world around us, but others, such as the government and corporations, are also listening in, and keeping track of our interests and interactions.
Such pervasiveness is a threat to every American’s civil liberties, says author Heidi Boghosian, and the public’s voice of dissent is slowly being suppressed.

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VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

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NK Council approves Wickford Art lease

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN–On Monday night the North Kingstown Town Council approved two changes to the town’s lease with the Wickford Art Association. The existing lease, set to expire in 2038, already includes language that allows voters and the Art Association to agree on 10-year extensions if the current terms of the lease remain intact. Should the town decide to rewrite the terms of the lease, however, the Art Association asked for first-right-of-refusal, allowing them the opportunity to accept or reject the new lease before it is put out to the general public.

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Auger increases police presence in light of school threat

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger sent out an email on Wednesday morning to ensure parents that the school district is taking necessary steps to secure students and faculty in light of a threat against schools in Johnston, Warwick and Cranston yesterday. Auger stated that police presence would be increased at the district’s schools, although no school in North Kingstown has received any threat.

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Food bank in Exeter in need of more supplies

October 9, 2014

EXETER—Four shelves in the Exeter Chapel is all the space the town’s food bank currently holds, a resource for more than 20 local families. Now, because the pantry has expanded its program to include summer assistance, the Exeter Food Bank is low on supplies.
“We usually do run low, but more towards the end of October, so we are about two weeks ahead of schedule,” said Christine Heart-Skaggs, director of Public Welfare in Exeter.

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Wawaloam School in Exeter excited for new smartboards

October 9, 2014

EXETER—“Awesome!” was the response from students of Ms. Carin Cocoran’s second grade class when asked about the latest technology at Wawaloam School in Exeter. Every teacher at the school can now utilize an Eno Smartboard, a new interactive whiteboard purchased in part through a grant from the Rhode Island Dept. of Education.

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VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals

October 6, 2014

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals
Ephraim Salaam breaks down the Patriots' strong performance.

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Callaghan, Gee start debate for Dist. 35 seat

October 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - The discourse was civil at the League of Women Voters debate Tuesday night at Narrragansett Town Hall as candidates James Callaghan and Mark Gee laid out their platforms for Senate District 35 (East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett). The seat is currently held by attorney general hopeful Dawson Hodgson.

James Callaghan
Democrat
Current Narragansett Town Council President

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North Kingstown man arrested for child molestation

October 2, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man appeared in Third District Court last week after being arrested on three counts of second degree child molestation. Seth Brigham, 48, of 2 Navy Drive, North Kingstown, was arrested after allegedly ‘acting inappropriately’ with children while playing a game of basketball at a local park.
According to the report, North Kingstown Police received a second complaint from a parent regarding Brigham’s actions towards a young girl, stating that he inappropriately grabbed her from behind while she was playing nearby to his apartment.

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Chronic absenteeism among young students a concern for schools

October 2, 2014

As part of National Attendance Awareness month, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, The Providence Plan, and the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project convened for a special event on Monday afternoon entitled ‘The Importance of Reducing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades’ to address issues of chronic absenteeism in schools throughout the state.
According to reports from the Rhode Island Data Sharing Project, 16 percent of Rhode Island kindergarten students, 12 percent of first graders, 10 percent of second graders, and 10 percent of third graders were chronically absent during the 2013-2014 school year.

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