South Kingstown

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Oktoberfest, NASA, and Golf Cars

By John Loughlin | September 25, 2021 |

John Loughlin talks with Kenny Burke and Tord Sorlein of the Wakefield Village Association about Oktoberfest, Jeff Carr from NASA, and Jim Turner from EW Gardner Golf Cars.

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Advocacy Solutions took one for the insider team in South Kingstown.

By Justin Katz | July 21, 2021 |

The South Kingstown school department has provided Anchor Rising with a little bit more detail on the hiring of a PR firm to handle the matter of local mom Nicole Solas (and to criticize her): Then Chair and School Committee member Emily Cummiskey reached out to the District’s legal counsel, wanting to quickly respond to a…

Chess versus checkers

Nesi’s Non-Notes and O’Neil’s Telling Fears

By Justin Katz | July 10, 2021 |

Differences in where people draw their condemnation lines prove that something has changed and we’re on a very dangerous course.

7/2/21 Narragansett Times front page

Looks like a pretty thorough house cleaning in the South Kingstown Schools

By Justin Katz | July 2, 2021 |

The RIRepublicans Twitter account tweeted out the picture of the Narragansett Times from today used as the featured image for this post. The South Kingstown school committee chair, Emily Cummiskey, the school superintendent, Linda Savastano, and the controversial National Education Association organizer who was on the school committee have all resigned.  These are added to the…

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A warning sign comes with Nicole Solas’s legal help.

By Justin Katz | July 2, 2021 |

It’s great news that Nicole Solas is getting some heavy-duty legal support in her efforts as an engaged resident of South Kingstown.  William Jacobson reports for Legal Insurrection: Now Solas has some high-powered legal help. The Goldwater Institute, which has a very strong litigation wing, will be representing Solas according to a press release issued today…

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Is the South Kingstown School Committee retaliating against a resident for seeking information about indoctrination in the schools?

By Justin Katz | June 2, 2021 |

Nicole Solas describes her experience as a concerned mother with the schools in South Kingstown, on Legal Insurrection: These initial high estimates of public records requests are common barriers to parents obtaining information about their children’s school district. A parent in another Rhode Island school district received an estimate of $17,295.75 to obtain public information related…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Everybody’s Focused on the Other

By Justin Katz | April 26, 2021 |

The weekly conversation about politics between John DePetro and Justin Katz focused on the ways everybody is looking for excuses not to address our real problems.

BREAKING: University of Rhode Island on Lockdown

By Carroll Andrew Morse | April 4, 2013 |

Multiple news organizations are tweeting about a possible gunman on the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus. Kim Kalunian of WPRO, in the last five minutes, has tweeted…State PD say “no evidence” of active shooter at URI Kingston campus, investigating now URI worker says someone in class stood up and said they had a gun;…

Referendum Tomorrow

By Monique Chartier | June 8, 2009 |

From today’s Providence Journal. Voters will decide Tuesday whether to cut $1.3 million from the $59.6-million school budget for the next fiscal year. A special all-day referendum was scheduled after hundreds of taxpayers filed a petition following a Town Council vote last month to approve the spending plan. Councilman James W. O’Neill, who cast the…

“It’s For the Children”: Legitimate Plea or Nice Window Dressing?

By Monique Chartier | June 1, 2009 |

On Friday, Andrew highlighted a letter to the editor laying out some of the issues that has prompted the June 9 Referendum, at which the town will decide whether to cut the school fund property tax appropriation (not the entire school budget) by 2.7%. This sign, urging a “no” vote on the cut, has popped…

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