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RIDOT closing section of Rt. 1 North in South Kingstown for pavement repair

March 1, 2011

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is closing a short segment of Route 1 North in South Kingstown tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The closure is expected to last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow for repair of damaged pavement.

Miller reports on Land Conservancy Trust auditing

March 1, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Town Council met on Feb 22 to discuss, among other topics, the town's recent auditing and an Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the Tree Society.

Planning Board focuses on Narragansett Highlands

February 28, 2011

NARRAGANSETT – The Planning Board has voted to continue the discussion of the development of four parcels of land along Boston Neck Road to a special meeting on March 11.

SK School Committee workshop focuses on developing strong leadership

February 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The School Committee held a work shop session Tuesday night, where they focused on how to improve their leadership roles and how to best develop a bullying policy for the schools.
In its discussion on how to formulate a bullying policy that is both current and flexible to future changes, the school committee discussed the possibility of actually talking with students on what goes on in their schools.

Non-renewal letters forthcoming in SK

February 26, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the global fiscal crisis and unknown revenue streams, 144 teachers will be receiving non-renewal letters in the coming days after the school committee approved Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow's recommendation Tuesday night.

Newport man charged with five felonies for home invasion in SK

February 25, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Newport man was arrested on a South Kingstown police warrant Wednesday and charged with five felonies related to a home invasion involving a firearm on Feb. 4.

Would repeal of Caruolo Act have ramifications for SK?

February 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A state representative has proposed repealing the controversial Caruolo Act, which allows school committees to file suit against their taxpayers when they overspend their budgets, something South Kingstown isn't too worried about.

Rep. Patricia L. Morgan, R- West Warwick, Coventry introduced the legislation to eliminate the law that she said is a costly and lengthy method of resolving funding disputes.

NHS student Ryan Field chooses a comedy for senior project

February 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously penned his 54-line poem “Kubla Khan” in an opium fog, scribbling his mystical visions as they came to him. But, in the midst of this poetic ecstasy he was interrupted by a visitor from Porlock—a village in southern England—and never completed the poem. Since then, in literary circles, any unwanted visitor is referred to as a “Person from Porlock”.

Pols talk gay marriage views, General Assembly legislature

February 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Beginning their roughly six-month General Assembly session, Rhode Island's citizen legislature is now in a whirl of political activity.

Committee assignments are complete and politicians are hoping to accomplish stated goals before the political climate warms to an election year fever. With demonstrations supporting (and opposing) allowing gays and lesbians to marry, we at the Narragansett Times asked what state senators and representatives thought about this controversial issue as well what updates they could give the public on bills they were working to move through committees.

Chick Gavitt celebrates 20 years in business with Ichiban Karate

February 22, 2011

WAKEFIELD – Yoi. Rei. Hajime. Ready. Bow with respect and begin. It was like learning a new language in addition to learning a new choreographed dance in a whole new world. Except, it wasn’t a foreign language. It was commands used in karate. It wasn’t the waltz or the salsa. It was karate moves and fighting stances and it wasn’t a whole new world. It was Ichiban Karate Studio in Wakefield.

 

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