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Resident seeks undercover officers in schools

December 31, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A local man and his wife recently formed an organization advocating for greater protection and security in South Kingstown’s elementary and middle schools.

Richard Nuttall, a South Kingstown resident, formed FEDUP, which stands for Fortified Essential Devoted Undercover Protection. Through FEDUP, Nuttall is advocating for the placement of armed, undercover, retired local and state police officers in schools.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee talks graduation requirements at Narragansett High

December 31, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - At the Dec. 19 meeting, the school committee heard a presentation from Narragansett High School Principal Daniel Warner regarding graduation requirements for 2014 seniors. Although the framework remains the same, the Rhode Island Department of Education has stipulated a few new changes.

Warner and social studies teacher John O’Brien listed the basic requirements that NHS students are expected to fill, such as 26 credits of coursework, six more than the state requirement, and 30 hours of community service.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI employment numbers increase during November

December 31, 2012

CRANSTON – Rhode Island unemployment remained unchanged last month, holding steady at 10.4 percent, the same as it was in October, though it is down from Nov. 2011, according to Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training statistics released Dec. 20.

Unemployment in the Ocean State dropped seven-tenths of a percentage point in Nov. 2012 compared to Nov. 2011, when unemployment was 11.1 percent.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 26th

Superior Court denies Village Liquors request

December 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Providence County Superior Court judge denied Village Liquors a Class A liquor license Friday, overturning the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s June decisions, granting the license.

Judge Michael Silverstein sided with the South Kingstown Town Council and its Nov. 2011 decision denying the proposed South County Commons wine boutique a liquor license.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pier Council talks Middlebridge Fate

December 26, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The town council met for a work session Thursday evening to discuss the most pressing issues that the new council members will face in their two-year term, such as setting the 2013-14 fiscal year budget and looking at beach policies. The council specifically touched upon the future usage of the properties at 94 and 95 Middlebridge Road, purchased by the town in August for $1,442,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 25th

Embury calls Judge Stern's decision a 'head-scratcher'

December 26, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Town Manager, Michael Embury, in response to Friday’s Superior Court decision rendered by Judge Brian J. Stern, fired off a three-page letter to the town council bullet-pointing his concerns and suggestive remedies for the judge’s legal rulings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 24th

Stern decision a victory for fire union

December 25, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– On Friday, Superior Court Judge Brian J. Stern handed down his ruling, a long-awaited decision in the heated battle between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the Town, bearing on the Town’s changes to certain terms of employment having effect on district firefighters’ wage, support and scheduling structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 23rd

NKHS student praised for scholarly efforts

December 24, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It’s been a great month for Sam Finneran.
Finneran, a North Kingstown High School senior, picked up two honors last week as the NK School Committee commended him for being named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin selected him as his “principal nomination” for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 22nd

Tell Me Your Story: Dedicated donkeys are still bringing light to the world

December 23, 2012

During this holy season of Advent, in which we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, I find myself contemplating the role of the humble donkey in the two most significant events in Christianity.
A donkey was there in the beginning, carrying Mary to a stable in Bethlehem; another was present at the end, bearing Christ triumphantly into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 21st

Maia-Cicero remains EWG chair

December 22, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—The organizational meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee resulted in no changes last Wednesday evening.
The election of the school committee’s chair, vice chair, clerk and choosing who would represent the committee on the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) ended with the members already in those positions still in place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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