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Gist unveils environmental literacy program

July 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist held a talk recently about the adoption of a Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP) which will be integrated into the curricula of schools state-wide. Gist has identified that teaching about environmental safety in the classroom is necessary for developing a well-rounded educational experience.

SK woman dies after injuries from Acela train mishap

July 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ruth Tomlin Gronneberg was awaiting her granddaughter’s arrival from New York on June 17 on the platform of the Kingston station. The wind was strong as the train zoomed by, knocking the 91-year old South Kingstown off her feet, her husband, Edward Gronneberg said.

SK Council calls on General Assembly to address pension reform

July 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With the school committee deciding on how to reconfigure the school district and the state facing unfunded pension liabilities, the council agreed to contact local representatives and the school department to voice their concerns.

Music at Lily Pads offers top notch venue, acoustics and perfomers

July 1, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County presented its most recent Music at Lily Pads event on Saturday night, June 25. Singer and songwriter Vance Gilbert was the headlining act, and while he played his signature bluesy sounding folk songs, he entertained the crowd just as well with his stories, jokes and conversation.

SCH facing budget shortfall

June 30, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Although the state General Assembly provided an additional $500,000 to South County Hospital to help cover the costs of services for people who do not have insurance or are unable to pay, the hospital still faces a significant budget shortfall.

Council reviews Canonchet Farm Master Plan

June 29, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The town council held a special meeting Monday evening to discuss the constituent parts of the Canonchet Farm Master Plan, and to determine the council’s position on each.

Mather taking over for retiring West Kingston Principal Nettick

June 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A fourth generation teacher, it was in Kim Mather’s blood to teach. After teaching 23 years in South Kingstown, five of which as the district’s math coach, Mather is taking on a new challenge and becoming the new West Kingston Elementary Principal after current Principal Nancy Nettick retires this year. It was no surprise that Mather became a teacher in the first place.

 

A changing of the guard in South Kingstown

June 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After learning how to read, how to take care of animals like chicks and frogs and how to count change, Matunuck Elementary School first graders say they will miss their teacher, Lynn Doherty. Knowing that their teacher will become Wakefield Elementary School’s new principal, the young students say she is sweet and nice and that Wakefield students are lucky to have her.

Kagels Cottages continues tradition of providing serene lodging

June 24, 2011

 

NARRAGANSETT – With a tranquility of a country setting, seven cottages rest on 63 acres of farmland along Kenyon Farms Road over looking Point Judith Pond. The land is probably worth millions, but owner Ray Kagel doesn't care how much his family's land is valued at. He only wants to keep it as beautiful and serene as it always was.

 

SK Community bottom line? Quality Education

June 24, 2011

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As the school committee, RAC and community members discussed the merits of sending the Hazard pre-school to Peace Dale and reducing the size of Peace Dale Elementary at the Thursday night work session, it became evident that what the community values most is maintaining quality education.

 

 

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