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October 16th, 2014

Exeter-West Greenwich remains in second place

October 16, 2014

EXETER-WEST GREENWICH— There couldn’t be a better time for the Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer team to notch a win in the scoring column, after previously losing two straight games, falling to Portsmouth and Mt. Hope. That task may sound difficult as the South Kingstown Rebels, who sit quietly in third place of the Division I-South standings, came to town.

Skippers improve to an undefeated 5-0 on season

October 16, 2014

WESTERLY- The North Kingstown Skippers have been one of the best teams in Division II this season. Going into Friday night's game, the team had a 4-0 record, and were looking to improve upon it this past Friday night against Westerly at Westerly High School.
The Skippers were able to remain unbeaten, defeating Westerly on Friday night, 28-19.
The team improved to 5-0 this season with the victory. A two-score third quarter helped North Kingstown get the big road victory against Westerly on Friday night.

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
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