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September 26th

KCWA rep: 'This hasn't happened before'

September 26, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Just one day after it issued a county-wide, boil-water advisory, Peter Masterson, the East Greenwich representative for the Kent County Water Authority, gave the East Greenwich Town Council and Interim Town Manager Thomas Coyle Monday evening an update on the status of the temporary mandate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council continues tax incentive discussion

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a lengthy discussion, the North Kingstown Town Council decided to continue the first reading of newly proposed amendments to the town’s tax incentive program to include retail. The ordinance changes, proposed by the Economic Development Advisory Board, aim at attracting more retail ventures into the town’s more depressed areas, such as Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stony Lane recognized as Blue Ribbon school

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 2013 selections of 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, of which Stony Lane Elementary School in North Kingstown can be counted. The elementary school is one of 286 nationwide who have been chosen based on its dedication to academic excellence and improving student achievement.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG sending students on Texas field trip

September 26, 2013

EXETER – The School Committee approved a Fine Arts field trip to San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday night. The trip will be for students in the drama, art, technology, dance and music department, they will be performing in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade on April 26, 2013.

Elizabeth Lind and Ron Runner of the Fine Arts department are in charge of organizing the trip. It will include day trips to Six Flags, The Alamo, Tower of the Americas and Sea World. This would be the first group from RI to ever perform in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee debates tennis courts removal at WMS

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the potential of removing the aging tennis courts at Wickford Middle School. Superintendent of schools Philip Auger detailed the reasoning behind the request, stating the courts posed a safety threat to students, as well as detracting from the school’s appearance.

“The tennis courts haven’t gotten the attention that they used to and have deteriorated to the point that they are very rusty, and falling over to one side,” said Auger. “It doesn’t seem like a safe place for our kids and is an eye sore.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town approves license for new 007 Bar owners

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council voted to approve a renewal of the liquor license at 007 Bar and Grille on Post Road, a business which has struggled in recent years to remain successful and is currently in receivership. Representatives for current receivership owner Tiogue Properties, LLC, as well as the prospective operator, Providence Coal Fired Pizza on Westminster St, were on hand to explain the complex transfer of the former 007 Bar and Grille’s liquor license.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Block Island opposes Quonset ferry route

September 26, 2013

NEW SHOREHAM – The town of New Shoreham voted last week against supporting the proposed Rhode Island Fast Ferry Service from Quonset to Block Island.

Town Manager Nancy O. Dodge confirmed that the New Shoreham Town Council voted 4-1 not to support Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s application currently before the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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