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March 29th, 2011

WEB SPECIAL: Reading week comes to Quidnessett

March 30, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Students at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School have been treated all week to special guest readers as part of Reading Week.
The week began with Gov. Lincoln Chafee reading to the kindergarten students and Attorney General Peter Kil-martin reading to the fifth graders. The Governor read Ducks Don’t Wear Socks, by John Nedwidek.

Caswell headed to Caldwell College

March 29, 2011

Prout senior basketball star Emily Caswell - who was named MVP of the Division II championship game after she scored 20 points in the Crusaders' 40-24 win over Mount St. Charles - will head to Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey, next fall to play basketball and pursue a degree in forensic science.
Caswell had an opportunity to play volleyball, basketball or softball in college, but according to Prout coach Phil Quinn, made her decision to attend Caldwell based on academics as well as the opportunity to suit up for the Cougars.

New blog offers Progressive view

March 29, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – The latest news-centric blog, Progressive Charlestown, to cover the town came to be when its owners were looking to stimulate political discussion amongst residents.

But Will Collette and Tom Ferrio sat on the idea until earlier this year as they wanted to make it an independent blog not tied to the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. The decision to remove that link to the political committee came this past January, prior to the official launch of the website.

March 28th

NKPD offering Alzheimer’s registration program

March 29, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Did you know that the sixth leading cause of death in America is Alzheimer’s Disease? And, it’s the only disease in the top 10 that can’t be predicted, cured or even slowed.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 5.4 million American’s are living with this disease and, since 2000, deaths from other major diseases have dropped, while deaths from Alzheimer’s have risen 66 percent. More shocking is that every 69 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

Wizards ready for new season

March 28, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
WEST WARWICK — The West Warwick boys volleyball team had three returning varsity players and two green freshmen setters on the court in Thursday’s Injury Fund contest against Division II-North squad Tolman.
The Tigers, meanwhile, started a seasoned senior setter and an array of talented hitters.

Business owners discuss Narragansett’s economic future

March 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–As Robert Leaver set up the bulletin boards across the assembly room, Narragansett business owners quickly learned that this was not a typical public forum. Leaver, spearhead of the New Commons consultancy firm, conducts public forums as innovative brainstorming sessions. Wednesday evening was an opportunity for local business owners to develop ideas about making Narragansett a more economically profitable town.

March 27th

Officials tour, discuss WES

March 28, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN –Early Saturday morning, members of the North Kingstown Facilities Man-agement and Planning Subcommittee along with members of the public, Town Council and School Committee, toured the former Wickford Elementary School building, 99 Phillips St., to get a better un-derstanding of the proposed renovations as detailed in the recent Rowse Report.

Charlestown police investigating Sunoco robbery

March 27, 2011

CHARLESTOWN – Police are seeking a suspect who is alleged to have committed armed robbery at the Sunoco Station on South County Trail last Thursday night.

Remarkable Women: Legacy of public service remembered

March 27, 2011

As we continue our Women’s History Month celebration of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on our local history, we focus today on a trio of women who defined public service.
I was fortunate enough to know the first, Cora Lamoureux, longtime town clerk of West Greenwich, and wish I had known the others. Ruth Arnold and Susan Carpenter, the first two librarians of the Willett Free Library, in Saunderstown, logged a combined 90 years at the circulation desk. Astonishing.

SK focuses on teacher, student assessment

March 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At its work shop session Tuesday night, the school committee focused on how students are assessed, how their needs are met and how it relates to NECAP scores.

“We must be committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed-every child, every day,” Assistant Superintendent Mary Kelley said.

 

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