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October 19, 2011

In today's Narragansett Times, find out how the voting districts may change as the state once again undergoes the redistricting process after the 2010 Census results revealed population changes. Also, inside today's paper, Sen. Whitehouse meets with URI students to discuss the future of the Pell Grants and Political Columnist Jim Baron discusses Occupy Wall Street's place in the political system.

All and more inside, today's The Narragansett Times.

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SK partners with YMCA for Healthy Places By Design Program

October 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The town of South Kingstown is taking steps to be healthier as it partners with the South County YMCA and engages in the new Healthy Places By Design Program with the community.

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NEASK and Stringfellow finally face off

October 14, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The teachers of South Kingstown believe the district is in danger of falling backwards, becoming less high performing and losing its respect in the state. They expressed that fear seven weeks ago on Aug. 30 with a vote of no confidence against the leadership of their boss, blaming the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kristen Stringfellow for their worries.

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October 14, 2011

Inside today's paper, the long wait is finally over. Find out exactly what has gotten South Kingstown teachers so upset with Superintendent Dr. Kristien Stringfellow.

Also, South Kingstown Police have been very busy this week, dealing with a High Street resident who was held at gun point in his own home and the vandalism of gas tanks at Seaview Marketplace in Matunuck.

We also have a story about the unveiling of a new art mural at the University of Rhode Island by Depression-era artist Gino Conti.

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Sons of Liberty Distillery making quality, local whiskey

October 13, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Sitting there, listening to Michael Repucci, one of the founders of Sons of Liberty Distillery in Peace Dale, one would think that he has been involved with alcohol brewing for a lifetime. For the past two years, however, Repucci and three other partners have put together their new ambition in creating a local, community-wise distillery. Their motto: Go out and live life as you see fit.

“We struggled in the beginning,” said Repucci. “The licensing was really difficult. But we said to ourselves, ‘Let’s be us.’ We’re young.”

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NECAP scores reveal improvements in science

October 13, 2011

Learning in science is gaining across South Kingstown and Narragansett schools according to the May 2011 New England Common Assessment Program test results just released.

According to results, the number of students in South Kingstown and Narragansett scoring at or above proficient has increased.
In South Kingstown, middle and high school students have made significant gains in the science tests given last May, while scores increased steadily for middle and elementary students in Narragansett.

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October 12, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, the schools have earned some positive news as the latest NECAP results reveal improved scores. Also, at URI, there is a new health foods website to help guide consumers on the health benefits of seafood.

Also, read up on the local distillery in town by the Sons of Liberty as they encourage the community "to go out and live life as you see fit."

Pick up a copy of today's The Narragansett Times.

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Friendly’s in Wakefield among growing list of retail closings

October 11, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The happy ending sundaes are no longer that happy as Friendly's Ice Cream filed for bankruptcy Wednesday and joined a growing list of retail corporations closing due to the sluggish economy. Sixty-three low performing restaurants will close, including the Wakefield branch on Kingstown Road.

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Student rental related incidents down from last year in Narragansett

October 11, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—College parties and student rental-related incidents have become a constant occurrences among the neighborhoods of Narragansett. The town and Narragansett Police Department have worked together over the past month to implement the existing and recently passed ordinances as the 2011-2012 school year advances.

“Results have been markedly better than last year,” said NPD Chief Hoxsie. “The number of stickers issued have been down.”

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Undocumented student policy will have little impact on URI admissions

October 5, 2011

KINGSTON – Although the Board of Governors for Higher Education's policy decision to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition to attend any of the three Rhode Island colleges will impact the lives of those students, little will change at the University of Rhode Island.

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