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Reading Street program assessing student achievement in EWG

September 12, 2013

EXETER – At the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School Committee meeting on Tuesday evening, Deborah Blake, reading supervisor for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, presented data and progress on the students in the district who exceeded the expectations through a new program called “Reading Street.”

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Council debates privatization of NK transfer station

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, town council members continued a discussion on the merits of privatizing and sharing services of the North Kingstown Transfer Station at 345 Devil’s Foot Road. During the budget process earlier this year, Councilman Richard Welch had asked Phil Bergeron, director of Public Works, to produce a study on the feasibility of increasing the allowance of commercial hauling at the station, as well as potentially contracting private haulers instead of utilizing town employees.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Human remains found in Exeter

September 12, 2013

EXETER—An investigation is currently underway after Rhode Island State Police were informed this past Friday that human remains were in a wooded area near Purgatory Road in Exeter. A Warwick resident who was walking the area in preparation for deer hunting season made the discovery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fry avoids dismissal of civil suit against RIH

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Timothy Fry, ex-husband to convicted murderer Kimberly Fry, will be able to continue his civil suit against Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and his family’s former therapist Wendy Phillips after submitting court-ordered questions to the defendants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

AG honors Mulligan for work against synthetic drugs

September 12, 2013

PROVIDENCE—This past Friday, North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan was recognized for his hard work and dedication against issues involving the illicit use of synthetic drugs. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office presented honored Mulligan and other recipients at a dinner ceremony, and the police chief was humbled by the recognition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDOT purchases Native American site in Narragansett

August 16, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday the purchase of 52 acres along Salt Pond in Narragansett, which have been discovered to hold significant, pre-colonial Native American material.

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URI researchers use new technologies to examine watershed health on Hunt River

August 16, 2013

KINGSTON—Scientists at the University of Rhode Island will be collaborating with colleagues from across the state and country in the coming weeks to learn more about the state’s watershed health.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

King proposes report on school roofs

August 16, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee held a brief work session to discuss a number of administrative items.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG School Committee hires new principal

August 15, 2013

WEST GREENWICH — On Tuesday evening, the Exeter West Greenwich Regional School Committee announced its selection of a new principal. Susan Chandler, formerly assistant principal at Coventry High School, will now take the reins from former principal, Brian Butler, who resigned earlier this summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chamber reaffirms support of fast ferry service in Quonset

August 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN- The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce reiterated this past week its support of the proposed fast ferry in Quonset after the Narragansett chamber expressed its opposition to the service.

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