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February 20th

North Kingstown man convicted of unemployment fraud

February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After an investigation conducted through the Rhode Island State Police, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced last week that a North Kingstown man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud, and faces five years of probation. Patrick T. Carroll, 46, with a last known address of 106 Petee Ave., North Kingstown, pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses after he collected approximately $12,000 in unemployment benefits from the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New solar array coming to Quonset

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) entered into an agreement with Bella Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based solar energy company, to construct a new solar panel array in the area of Camp Avenue at the Quonset Business Park. The lease agreement, which gained approval to be signed Tuesday, will potentially bring in a 1.5-acre solar array and provide electricity to customers through National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD seeks grand jury indictment of robbery suspect

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Police Department is preparing to submit a request to the Kent County Grand Jury for the indictment of Joshua Rayta, 30, of South Kingstown, after he was identified last week as a suspect in robbery case. Rayta allegedly robbed a clerk by gunpoint at the Dollar Tree on Post Road on Jan. 25.

According to NKPD Chief Thomas Mulligan, Rayta has fled to Florida.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town to reschedule Rolling Greens hearings

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to Town Solicitor James Reilly, the North Kingstown Town Council has decided to go back to the drawing board on comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes which would allow the Rolling Greens site at the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to be developed into a mixed-use retail development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Symposium Books turns page with new location

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — For the better part of three years, Scott and Anne Marie McCullough have been surrounded by pages upon pages – both new and old – containing stories of love, thrills, sports and interesting facts, waiting to be sold off to consumers itching to immerse themselves in a world only books can provide.

However, the McCulloughs’ former home for Symposium Books on Main Street became extremely limited in space once their Providence-based business started to grow and become a popular stop among the many shopping destinations along the historic roadway in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WOH committee to honor Hanaford principal, former EGPD officer

February 20, 2014

The principal for Hanaford Elementary School and a former East Greenwich police officer are slated to receive the 2014 Appreciation Awards from the East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor Committee.

Beth Cauley and Tom Joyce are this year’s recipients of the award, given to people in the community who give the extra effort in helping others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local state representative introduces pair of bills

February 20, 2014

A local state representative has recently introduced a pair of bills within the General Assembly for possible approval.

District 30 Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich, West Greenwich) announced his plans to file legislation to allocate the $61 million in current DMV revenues for road and bridge maintenance Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG High School students choose to matter

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Kathy Lao and Charlotte Palmer, two bright young minds who attend East Greenwich High School, are passionate about being artistic, or supporting their friends’ creativity through the arts.

Lao, who has an imaginative fire when it comes to putting words down on a piece of paper, would love the opportunity to create poetry or a gripping novel for an adoring public.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

High housing costs becoming problematic

February 20, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — Bill Daly, chairperson of the Affordable Housing Commission, Susan Aitcheson, president of the Women’s Development Corporation in Providence, Juliana King of the East Greenwich Planning Department met briefly at East Greenwich Free Library last week to highlight and discuss the expensive situation both current and prospective residents face when living in town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Cardozo details school budget at council meeting

February 20, 2014

RICHMOND — At the town council meeting, School Committee Member Robert Cardozo reported that even though Richmond’s cost will increase 1.31 percent, the 2015 Chariho school budget will be $500,000 less than 2014. He also said that Charlestown’s portion will decrease 2.6 percent and Hopkinton’s will be 2.71 percent less than in 2014.

He said that the major reason for Richmond’s increase was twofold.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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