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October 17th, 2014

Almeida ready to move on all day Kindergarten in Coventry

October 17, 2014

COVENTRY — School Superintendent Dr. Mike Almeida has written a resolution to move forward with all-day kindergarten, which will be shared with state and local officials, including Rhode Island Dept. of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist. He wants the kindergarten program to be installed as soon as possible.
“This is our first shot at it; we can always make adjustments going forward,” he said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 16th

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Forum discusses all-day kindergarten

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Town residents had the chance to voice their opinion Tuesday night at a well-attended public forum discussing all day kindergarten in the East Greenwich School District.
Superintendent Victor Mercurio answered questions from many concerned parents and teachers regarding the subject that an Ad Hoc Committee has been studying for months. However, the biggest question of how much implementing all day kindergarten would cost, remained unanswered.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Photo takes another shot at Main Street

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Soon to celebrate 38 years of doing business, East Greenwich Photo has found a new home on Main Street, offering a convenient location for customers.
Photographer Soozie Sundlun has been capturing moments in the lives of her customers for over three decades, and will continue to do so in their new, smaller studio, where they started years ago.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Four East Greenwich artists to open studio doors

October 16, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- For the sixth year, artists will open their doors to the public during the West Bay Open Studios Tour, featuring four East Greenwich artists.
The free and self-guided tour features studios in East Greenwich, Warwick, Exeter, North Kingstown and Saunderstown, giving the public a chance to meet the artists and experience their artistic process.
The East Greenwich Artists participating are Marjorie Ball, Alice Benvie-Gebhart, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Jane Parillo-Rollins, each offering a different type of art to the tour.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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