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Great Pumpkin surfaces in South Kingstown

October 19, 2012

WAKEFIELD-An 882 pound pumpkin decorates the the outside foyer at Shaw’s Supermarket in Wakefield.
The giant gourd has inspired the general manager at the supermarket to create a contest with three turkey dinners as the top prize.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

PIer School Committee says so long to Pinto, Pierson

October 19, 2012

NARRAGNSETT—At Wednesday evening’s school committee, a teary-eyed Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala gave her best wishes to Elizabeth Pinto, Administrator of Student Services, who is leaving Narragansett School System to work in the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Office of Student, Community, and Academic Affairs. Her resignation will be effective January 11, 2013.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former Alpha Phi sorority leader charged with embezzlement

October 19, 2012

KINGSTON-Notices repeatedly sent to a longtime, trusted volunteer at a University of Rhode Island sorority went unanswered for months while she allegedly embezzled more than $165,000 from the house.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Inside Style opens Saturday on Main Street

October 12, 2012

WAKEFIELD–There are many individual designs and interior ideas for making your living space more enjoyable, but did you know a single piece of transforming furniture can really make a any room, office or home stand out from the rest?
That’s according to Lee Chartier of Inside Style,owner of a new interior design studio on Main Street in Wakefield.
“There’s nothing like this in South County at all,” said Chartier,”You have shopping choices, but there’s no one that can help you put it all together affordably.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Public comment debated at SK School Committee meeting

October 12, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—At the bi-monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the South Kingstown School Committee discussed ways to address the needs of public members who bring issues forward that require further conversation. In light of recent verbal altercations during both school committee and South Kingstown Town Council meetings between members of the public and the respective groups, more innovative approaches have been contemplated to bring citizens into the school committee’s decision-making.
Superintendent of Schools Kristen Stringfellow provided her report from the Professional Development and Communications sub-committee, the group responsible for discussing and generating ideas about committee meeting procedures.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Meet the Candidates Forum features Sosnowski, Lindholm

October 12, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Incumbent and Democrat V. Susan Sosnowski squared off with challenger John Lindholm for Rhode Island Senate district 37 (South Kingstown, New Shoreham) in an open forum with the public on Wednesday evening. The talk, organized by the Narragansett/South Kingstown Chapter of the League of Women Voters, allowed candidates running in November’s elections the opportunity to detail their plans and viewpoints regarding a number of important issues across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wright wins Kelso Community Service Award

October 11, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Throughout the years, Charles “Ted” Wright has been everything in Narragansett, from a town councilman to a successful local businessman. His nickname, “Mr. Narragansett,” attests to the relationships that Wright has developed within the town. In recognition of his importance to Narragansett, the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce has selected Wright as the 2012 recipient of the James M. Kelso Community Service Award.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reis named Narragansett teacher of the year

September 21, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - Narragansett High School Science teacher Adam Reis has spent the last nine years educating students about the natural processes of the earth and its oceans. On Wednesday evening, School Committee members recognized him with the Narragansett Teacher of the Year award for the work he has done in and beyond the classroom.

“I am still reluctant to accept the award based on individual merits,” said Reis. “This is more about representing the groups of our school, such as the science department and the athletics department.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carney to lead Firefighter's Memorial Parade

September 21, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Deputy Chief John “Jack” Carney will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s South Kingstown Firefighters Memorial Parade on Sunday, Sept. 23, as he celebrates 51 years of service.

Carney joined the fire department when he was 16-years-old. Originally from Woonsocket, he moved to South County when he was 12 and his interest in the fire service began at a young age.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council passes new parking ordinance

September 21, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The Town Council Monday evening passed a new ordinance regarding parking on Narragansett Avenue. The ordinance was drafted in response to a lawsuit brought against the town on behalf of a group of University of Rhode Island students, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who claimed that they were unfairly ticketed for parking violations on Narragansett Avenue last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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