Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Standard-Times

Committee approves lease for admin building

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a lengthy argument among its members, the North Kingstown School Committee approved a lease agreement with the Quonset Development Corporation to move the district’s central administration office to the business park. According to Superintendent Philip Auger, the current building on Fairway Drive has ‘outlived its useful life.’
“This is an important move,” he said. “It is literally about saving money, upgrading the facilities we use. It is part of the overall plan.”

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK joins list of towns opposing charter school expansion

October 16, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Department joined a growing number of communities in expressing their opposition to the proposed expansion of a local charter school. The Kingston Hill Academy in South Kingstown, has recently appealed to the Rhode Island Board of Education (RIDE), asking for expanded facilities to accommodate more elementary school students.
In a letter dated Oct. 14, North Kingstown Superintendent Philip Auger asked the RIDE Commissioner Deborah Gist and the Rhode Island Board of Regents to reject the proposal.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Can democracy survive in age of Google?

October 16, 2014

KINGSTON—Information, whether we want it or not, is at our fingertips. The internet, cell phones, and other myriad technologies allow us all to ‘know’ more about the world around us, but others, such as the government and corporations, are also listening in, and keeping track of our interests and interactions.
Such pervasiveness is a threat to every American’s civil liberties, says author Heidi Boghosian, and the public’s voice of dissent is slowly being suppressed.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council approves Wickford Art lease

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN–On Monday night the North Kingstown Town Council approved two changes to the town’s lease with the Wickford Art Association. The existing lease, set to expire in 2038, already includes language that allows voters and the Art Association to agree on 10-year extensions if the current terms of the lease remain intact. Should the town decide to rewrite the terms of the lease, however, the Art Association asked for first-right-of-refusal, allowing them the opportunity to accept or reject the new lease before it is put out to the general public.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Auger increases police presence in light of school threat

October 9, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger sent out an email on Wednesday morning to ensure parents that the school district is taking necessary steps to secure students and faculty in light of a threat against schools in Johnston, Warwick and Cranston yesterday. Auger stated that police presence would be increased at the district’s schools, although no school in North Kingstown has received any threat.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Food bank in Exeter in need of more supplies

October 9, 2014

EXETER—Four shelves in the Exeter Chapel is all the space the town’s food bank currently holds, a resource for more than 20 local families. Now, because the pantry has expanded its program to include summer assistance, the Exeter Food Bank is low on supplies.
“We usually do run low, but more towards the end of October, so we are about two weeks ahead of schedule,” said Christine Heart-Skaggs, director of Public Welfare in Exeter.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wawaloam School in Exeter excited for new smartboards

October 9, 2014

EXETER—“Awesome!” was the response from students of Ms. Carin Cocoran’s second grade class when asked about the latest technology at Wawaloam School in Exeter. Every teacher at the school can now utilize an Eno Smartboard, a new interactive whiteboard purchased in part through a grant from the Rhode Island Dept. of Education.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals

October 6, 2014

VIDEO: Pats rebound with 43-17 rout of Bengals
Ephraim Salaam breaks down the Patriots' strong performance.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Callaghan, Gee start debate for Dist. 35 seat

October 2, 2014

NARRAGANSETT - The discourse was civil at the League of Women Voters debate Tuesday night at Narrragansett Town Hall as candidates James Callaghan and Mark Gee laid out their platforms for Senate District 35 (East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett). The seat is currently held by attorney general hopeful Dawson Hodgson.

James Callaghan
Democrat
Current Narragansett Town Council President

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes