Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The King Philip School Committee approved a budget increase, citing increased costs and a rise in enrollment, but they don't expect towns to absorb the increases.
The King Philip School Committee approved superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski’s recommended budget for the fiscal year 2014 Monday. The recommendations are a 2.5 percent over a level services budget, which would itself be 8.1 percent higher than 2013’s budget. The entire recommended budget is $28.1 million, which would include the level services budget, be 10.6 percent higher than last year’s budget. A level services budget would be $27.5 million. School committee chair Patrick Francomano said that the committee has no illusions about the probability of the recommendations. “I think there is certainly the understanding that approval of this budget as presented by the superintendent is for all practical purposes a placeholder,” he said. “…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wrentham's Jake Layman and his U18 men's basketball teammates won the gold medal with a win over Brazil in the championship game.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Former King Philip High standout Jake Layman can now add gold medal winner to his resume. His U18 United States men's basketball team defeated Brazil, 81-56, in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game, in Brazil, Wednesday. Layman, who is headed to the University of Maryland, came off the bench in all five wins, scored 38 points, including going 6 for 15 from three-point land for a 7.6 points average. He also add 20 rebounds The USA team, which averaged 97.2 points a game during the championship while winning its five contests by an average of 38.6 points a game, received scoring from 11 of its 12 players. At the end of the first half, USA was only leading Brazil by six points, but they dominated in the second half to win the…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
King Philip boys' ice hockey team skates to win over Attleboro.
The Attleboro High Bombardiers hockey team went into the locker room after the first period down a single goal and feeling like they were in the game against King Philip. Over the next 15 minutes, that feeling would disappear as the Warriors scored five goals in the second period on their way to a comprehensive 8-1 win at Aleixo Arena in Taunton Wednesday. Zach Dragun scored the lone goal of the game for the Bombardiers on a one-timer off a great feed from Ollie Gemba, which made the score 2-1 after one period. Gavin MacIntyre had a fantastic night for the Warriors. The junior forward scored a hat trick and was also credited with three assists. Senior Chris Boselli, who just recently returned from injury, had two goals and four points and …