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October 16th, 2014

Chariho season ends well at home

October 16, 2014

CHARIHO- The Chariho Chargers are wrapping up their Girl's Tennis season, and have been one of the best teams in Division III. The team looked to finish their regular season strong this past Tuesday night with a victory against Shea High School at Chariho High School.
The Chargers ended the season on a good note, winning against the Raiders, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon.

Chargers football comes up short against Mt. Pleasant, 22-21

October 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE- After starting the season with a big victory on their home field, the Chariho Chargers have struggled lately. With three straight losses, including two shutouts, the Chargers were looking to get out of their early-season slump this past Friday night against Mount Pleasant High School.
The offense came back for Chariho on Friday night, as the team scored three touchdowns and took Mount Pleasant to overtime. However, it couldn't get the victory for the Chargers, as the Kilties edged by Chariho in double-overtime, 22-21.

Exeter-West Greenwich remains in second place

October 16, 2014

EXETER-WEST GREENWICH— There couldn’t be a better time for the Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer team to notch a win in the scoring column, after previously losing two straight games, falling to Portsmouth and Mt. Hope. That task may sound difficult as the South Kingstown Rebels, who sit quietly in third place of the Division I-South standings, came to town.

Skippers improve to an undefeated 5-0 on season

October 16, 2014

WESTERLY- The North Kingstown Skippers have been one of the best teams in Division II this season. Going into Friday night's game, the team had a 4-0 record, and were looking to improve upon it this past Friday night against Westerly at Westerly High School.
The Skippers were able to remain unbeaten, defeating Westerly on Friday night, 28-19.
The team improved to 5-0 this season with the victory. A two-score third quarter helped North Kingstown get the big road victory against Westerly on Friday night.

Committee approves lease for admin building

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a lengthy argument among its members, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease agreement with the Quonset Development Corporation to move the district’s central administration office to the business park. According to Superintendent Philip Auger, the current building on Fairway Drive has ‘outlived its useful life.’
“This is an important move,” he said. “It is literally about saving money, upgrading the facilities we use. It is part of the overall plan.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK joins list of towns opposing charter school expansion

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Department joined a growing number of communities in expressing their opposition to the proposed expansion of a local charter school. The Kingston Hill Academy in South Kingstown, has recently appealed to the Rhode Island Board of Education (RIDE), asking for expanded facilities to accommodate more elementary school students.
In a letter dated Oct. 14, North Kingstown Superintendent Philip Auger asked the RIDE Commissioner Deborah Gist and the Rhode Island Board of Regents to reject the proposal.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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