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June 11th, 2012

Chafee signs 'Good-Time Bill' into law

June 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE—This past week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law the ‘Good-Time’ bill, which will prevent criminals convicted of serious offenses from being released earlier because of good behavior. The legislation, drafted last year by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and introduced by Representative Teresa Tanzi (D-South Kingstown, Narragansett), along with Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D-South Kingstown, New Shoreham), is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 10th

Beechwood: Grow where you're planted

June 11, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What do you get when you combine members of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, graduates of the URI Master Gardeners program, a trio of landscape professionals, Plum Beach Garden Clubbers and a batch of cheerful volunteers?
In the wrong hands, you could have too mulch of a good thing. Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 9th

Tell Me Your Story: Ex-cop Hornoff's group serves and protects wolves

June 10, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The sound of a wolf’s soulful song to the skies fills the air in Dave Hornoff’s cozy cabin on Pojac Point. It is coming from a video playing on his laptop.
No, wait! It’s coming from his gorgeous Australian shepherd Cheney (for Lon, the actor, not Dick, the heartbeat-away-from-the-presidency guy.)
Wait! It’s coming from Dave’s cell phone.
Oh, good grief. It’s coming from all three. At once.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 8th

Stephanie Andersen runs toward med school

June 9, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When North Kingstown senior Stephanie Andersen learned, in her sophomore year, she ranked second in the class of 2012, she knew the rest of her time in high school could be spent either chasing the top spot or accepting that every aspect of your life can’t be controlled.
“As a sophomore I was really proud of [second place] and I definitely wanted to keep that spot,” she recalls. “But after a while, I just had to let go and realize you can only do your best and see where it goes from there.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 7th

Finding harmony the key for Edwards

June 8, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown High School senior Olivia Edwards is not perfect.
At least, that’s what she would have you believe.
The valedictorian for NK’s Class of 2012, Edwards says she has learned a lot about herself over the past four years. When she stands in front of her fellow classmates at graduation tomorrow evening at the Ryan Center at URI, the shy teenager with a passion for playing the cello will share what she feels is the biggest lesson she’ll take away from high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 6th

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June 7, 2012

What does it take to get to the top?
For North Kingstown seniors Olivia Edwards and Stephanie Andersen, the answer to that question was hard work, studying and a lot of fun.
This week, the Standard-Times profiles the valedictorian and salutatorian of NK High School ahead of Friday's graduation and gives you an inside look at what drove the two to find success both in and out of the classroom.
In addition, we bring you the latest news from the Exeter Town Council and tell you about a certain NK School Committee member who will seek election to the town council this November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK Teacher of the Year Schwarzbach aims to help students 'get' their work

June 6, 2012

By MARIA SHANAHAN

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Claire Schwarzbach, a 6th grade math teacher at Broad Rock Middle School, was named South Kingstown’s Teacher of the Year.

Schwarzbach has been teaching for 22 years and is “excited and honored” to be named Teacher of the Year.

“I feel really lucky to be in South Kingstown teaching,” Schwarzbach said. “I’ve had a lot of colleagues and administrators who have been really supportive and have helped me grow as a person and as a educator.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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