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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Walmart Donates $5000 to Sargent Rehabilitation Center

March 9, 2011

On February 17 twelve representatives from several local Walmart stores visited and toured Sargent Rehabilitation Center. Local Walmart Store Managers, Market Assistant and Good Works Coordinators … staff who identify non-profit organizations and programs in the community that Walmart wishes to support with a monetary contribution…came bearing a gift. Sargent Center was presented with a $5000 contribution to support services for children and adults with disabilities.

West Side Story coming to NKHS this weekend!

March 8, 2011

At North Kingstown High School, nobody finds the drama of the TV show “Glee” over-the-top. Not compared to the real-life challenges of preparing to present “West Side Story” later this winter. Besides the usual seasonal illnesses, rehearsals have been disrupted by several snow days and additional occa-sions when afterschool activities were cancelled due to bad weather.
“None of that is going to stop us from putting on the best high school musical you ever saw,” said di-rector Norma Caizza. “It's already so professional; you won't believe these are student performers.”

Web Special: NK Students named to honor roll

March 7, 2011

The following North Kingstown High School students achieved an academic average of 90 or better, with no failures for the second quarter of the 2010 - 2011 school year:

Web Special: DEM sends out reminders about cesspool laws

March 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun notifying home-owners in several coastal communities with cesspools that new waste disposal requirements are now in affect. Under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, certain cesspools must be abandoned and the homes to which to be-long must be upgraded with a new onsite wastewater treatment system or be connected to available municipal sewer lines.

Take a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 EWG School District budget

March 5, 2011

Below is a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 budget for the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, presented at Tuesday evening’s joint meeting with the town councils from both towns.

* Operations *

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+ Expenditures+

1.) Operations Budget:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

2.) Capital Request:
2009-2010 Budget: $0
2010-2011 Budget: $0
2011-2012 Proposed: $0

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

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+ Income +

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March 4, 2011

Spring break is a time students around the country look forward to but, for one small group of youngsters from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Kingstown, this year, Spring Break meant more than time off school and hanging out with friends.
For 19 young churchgoers, this year's Spring Break meant a chance to do some good for others as St. Paul's put on a trip to New Orleans to show their members the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first-hand.
Read about their incredible journey in this week's Standard Times.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: King joins North Star

March 3, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Leading Rhode Island creative communications agency North Star Marketing (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com) announced that Christine King has joined the firm as Strategic Sage.
Using her 10-plus years of marketing experience, King works directly with North Star’s clients – contributing to the creative insight and tactical planning of each project while keeping a watchful eye on achieving tangible results.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: North Star Marketing Hires Director of Synergy

March 2, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – North Star Marketing, a leading Rhode Island creative communications firm (www.fortheloveofmarketing.com), announced that John Dennis has joined the Agency as Director of Synergy.
John guides every project that flows through the Agency. From scheduling to monitoring work flow, he ensures that deadlines are met while working alongside
North Star’s marketing teams to meet client goals and deliver wow. Uniquely, John is also able to tap his design skills to help direct client strategy and creative.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Beacon Hospice Offers Volunteer Orientation and Training Program

March 1, 2011

North Kingstown RI – Beacon Hospice, Inc. of North Kingstown RI recently announced the start of a new five-week Volunteer Training and Orientation Program. Orientation begins on March 15, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and will be followed by volunteer training sessions on March 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All sessions will be held at the Beacon Hospice North Kingstown Office located at Meadows Professional Office Park, Suite C104 1130 Ten Rod Road North Kingstown, RI 02852.

WEB SPECIAL: Report Card Day can cause anxiety (Opinion)

February 28, 2011

For many families “Report Card Day” is a time of reassurance that their children are responsible and able to learn. When children are passing all their classes, parents are relieved that kids are succeeding.
Many parents set high expectations for report card grades and will look for grades that are well ahead of minimum requirements. When a child has grades in the excellent range parents feel at ease that their child will be in good shape for eventual high school graduation and be well placed for a college admission.

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