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Archive - 2012

April 14th

Bond pays off with new library

April 14, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With much of the work on the $52 million school bond approved by East Greenwich School District voters in 2008 now complete, school officials received some thanks last Tuesday night…appropriately enough, in upgraded surroundings made possible by savings from the bond surplus.

The School Committee held last week’s meeting in the East Greenwich High School library as a means of showing off the recently completed improvements, which closed the library for much of the school year and forced the relocation of books and much of its equipment to the old school gym.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bike Day's today at South County YMCA

April 14, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to promote healthy living, the town of South Kingstown, in partnership with the South County YMCA will host the first “Bike Day” on Saturday, April 14, from 10 to 2 p.m. at the YMCA at 165 Broad Rock Road, Wakefield.

The free event has sprung from the Healthy Places By Design initiative – which provided advice on how the town can help its residents be more active and eat healthier.

“[Bike Day] promotes the use of the bike path and the fun of riding a bike,” says Vincent Murray, director of planning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 13th

NK taxpayers voice concerns over budget

April 14, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – For the first time this season, members of the public had a chance to speak their mind about the proposed fiscal year 2012/2013 budgets for both the North Kingstown School Department and the town as a whole.
And speak they did.
After a short public hearing on the municipal budget yielded a small turnout, the NK town council reconveyed after an hour-long recess to discuss the school budget with Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger and a large crowd inside the high school auditorium.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CRMC rejects Matunuck Beach Road plan

April 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – For decades, South Kingstown and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have tried to come up with a solution that would simultaneously protect Matunuck Beach Road from falling into the ocean and preserve the environment’s natural process.

In 2012, the town and the state are still looking for that solution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 13, 2012

In today's paper, find out why the Coastal Resources Management Council rejected South Kingstown's plan to protect Matunuck Beach Road.

At the first of two budget hearings in South Kingstown, science teachers oppose two $200,000 positions in the school district.

The Narragansett School Committee met with Nancy Daley, Curriculum Director for Narragansett Schools, this week to discuss student performance over the past year on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 12th

QDC announces plan to remove the red tape

April 13, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A new permitting tool has been implemented within the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) that will streamline the permit process on available parcels of land within the business park.
In a special ceremony Monday morning, QDC officials unveiled the Site-Readiness program, an effort that they say will cut the entire permitting process for a potential business looking to develop one of the 35 remaining pacels in the Quonset Business Park down from years to just 90 days.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DiLibero under fire

April 12, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - While much transpired at Monday night’s town council meeting in Charlestown, many important decisions were continued until later dates. The meeting started later than usual following the council’s executive session, and continued deep into the night. The town administrator’s performance, the future of Ninigret Park, and homeowner tax relief were all discussed at the lengthy meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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