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Kent County Daily Times

Valley teachers earning high marks

November 21, 2014

WEST WARWICK— Rhode Island did very well in this year’s teacher evaluations by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) with 98 percent of teachers and 99 percent of school leaders receiving a rating of effective or highly effective. Out of 371 teachers in Coventry schools, 73 percent were ranked highly effective and out of 235 teachers in West Warwick, 86.4 percent received the highest ranking, as well.

This is the second consecutive year Rhode Island had the one of the highest teacher rankings in the country.

Council OK's use of town property for project at Lippitt Mill

November 19, 2014

WEST WARWICK— The appointed receiver of Lippitt Mill was represented at Tuesday’s West Warwick Town Council meeting where the council members approved a consent order giving permission to utilize town property during the residential development project. Lippitt Mill is a prospect to be converted into residential apartments.

Commemorating Heroes

November 19, 2014

WEST WARWICK— This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Great War and to commemorate, the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society made their annual ornament of the World War I Memorial in the West Warwick Veterans Memorial Park. The towering column is in honor of the men and women of West Warwick who served in World War I.

Each ornament sells for $11 each or the whole set of 13 sell for $100, all tax included.

All 13 ornaments are available for sale and can be purchased at the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society located at 1679 Main St. in West Warwick.

Tarasevich to meet Obama Wednesday in capital

November 19, 2014

WEST WARWICK— West Warwick Public Schools Superintendent Karen Tarasevich was one of some 125 superintendents chosen nationwide to be part of President Barack Obama’s ConnectED to the Future summit convening at the White House. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, she will be recognized for her leadership in helping transition West Warwick to digital learning.

Driving for a Cure in Coventry

November 17, 2014

COVENTRY— The generous employees at First Student Inc. of Coventry raised over $1,000 for a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization, Pink Heals, that raises awareness for cancer. The West Warwick-based Rhode Island chapter visited the bus yard on Friday to celebrate and accept the gracious gift from the First Student Inc.’s dispatcher, Melissa Bianchi.

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