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December 14th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 15, 2011

The hardest thing for any parent to go through is the loss of their child and, for Debbie Montanaro, that loss inspired her to do something to honor the memory of her son John.
This week, the Standard Times tells John's story and shows you the ways in which you can help keep his memory alive this holiday season.
In addition, we have all the latest news surrounding the NK School Committee's bond request and a pair of hard crime stories from Exeter, the first involving a body found in a remote area, the second news about a local man indicted for robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Education becomes tech-savy

December 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Classrooms are leaving behind the dust clapped off chalkboard erasers and moving toward virtual desktops and N-computing. However, library media specialist at Peace Dale Elementary Martha Badigian said technology in the classroom is just another tool for educating students and does not replace the traditional paper and pencil.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Village Liquors appeals to the state for liquor license

December 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – It’s round three in the fight for a fifth Class A liquor license in town.

Last Tuesday, Dec. 6, the owner of Village Liquors, a proposed 1,742 square foot wine boutique at South County Commons petitioned the state Department of Business Regulation liquor administrator for relief from its denial of a Class A liquor license. John Pagliarini, attorney and husband for the wine shop owner Susan Pagliarini of East Greenwich cited indiscretion, improper amendment procedures and notification.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's The Narragansett Times

December 14, 2011

The holidays are coming, but that hasn't slowed down the towns from moving forward in their plans.

In today's paper, we have a story about Narragansett Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala predicts for next year's school budget.

In South Kingstown, the town has also applied to reclassify the Matunuck shoreline from Type 1 to Type 2 to allow for the creation of manmade structures.

Village Liquors, the proposed wine boutique at South County Commons has filed suit against the South Kingstown Town Council for a fifth license.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charlestown resident Pachulski helps support cancer victims

December 14, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - Sandi Puchalski’s life changed forever during the Christmas season of 2007.

The Charlestown resident first felt a cancerous tumor inside her when her horse, Ms. Jazzie, pushed her up against a barn wall. She had found the life threatening mass in time, and was able to win a fight against the deadly disease.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 13th

Politics as Usual: Arguing about trees? Must be the holiday season! (OPINION)

December 14, 2011

It is Christmastime once again; a time of peace on earth and good cheer, a time for generosity and caring about one’s fellow man, a time of family togetherness and gift giving, and a time to claw each other’s eyes out in a vicious brawl about what to call the decorated tree.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dugway Bridge reopens today

December 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – West Kingston residents can now rejoice. The north and south sides of the Dugway Bridge are reunited after the bridge reopened yesterday at 4 p.m.

Town Manager Stephen Alfred said Monday night the bridge is open to use by vehicles and small trucks.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Pawuxet Rangers bring living history to Hope Valley

December 13, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - Third and fourth graders from Hope Valley Elementary School were transported out of the classroom and all the way back to the revolutionary battlefield on Friday, Dec. 2, when members of the Pawtuxet Rangers, a local militia that protected the Rhode Island coastline during the American Revolutionary War, paid them a spirited visit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 12th

WTW concerned about sythetic pot

December 13, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There’s another product on the market that parents should be concerned about. Even though marijuana isn’t legal, synthetic marijuana is and it’s sold at stores near you.
Teens and young adults are using these products to get high. Other names include potpourri, herbal buds, Spice, Skunk, Blaze and Nitro.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Debate continues on response costs

December 12, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a motion to adopt the recently proposed ordinance which would allow the town to recoup ‘response’ costs at homes which police have engaged in multiple disturbances. Members of the public and representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were on hand Monday evening to express their support and reservations regarding the language and potential implementation of the ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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