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March 27th

Family honors a local physician with 5K race

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Whenever Theresa Botelho took her children to Dr. Robert Trivett’s pediatric practice over the years, she always knew that they were in good hands. Trivett, who passed away last March from the effects of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, will be honored for the care he had given to patients in North Kingstown over a 30-year career with a 5K running event.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woodland Greens under new ownership

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Since moving to North Kingstown with his family in 2006, golf course architect Robert McNeil wanted to eventually own his own business in town. This past Friday, McNeil has fulfilled his own dream, purchasing the former Woodland Greens Golf Club on Old Baptist Road.

“This is a childhood dream of mine,” said McNeil, president of The Northeast Golf Company. “I have been looking for a golf property for years, [and] this one is close to home. I have played it a few times, [and] the golf course is very good and has a good history.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee addresses wireless concerns

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Over the past number of months, a number parents and residents have expressed concerns regarding the wireless internet which is currently being installed in North Kingstown schools. Parents and residents have cited possible long-term health risks with increased exposure to electromagnetic waves produced by the technology. On Tuesday evening, Superintendent Philip Auger and the school committee addressed those concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council adopts preliminary budget

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to adopt Town Manager Michael Embury’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The budget, which totals $99.9 million, will continue to be discussed and altered until its final adoption in May.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

More CMS students were diagnosed with pertussis

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — More students who attend Cole Middle School have been formally diagnosed with the pertussis illness late last week.

The East Greenwich School District sent out an additional advisory – which is also posted to the EGSD’s website – to parents back on Friday that a total of six students, ages and grades unknown, have now contracted the illness widely known as ‘whooping cough’ and that their children might be exposed, as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

R.I. Division of Taxation: Peter Clarkin owes $65,000

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — One local town official is among several who owes a substantial tax debt to the State of Rhode Island.

Town Solicitor Peter A. Clarkin is among the top 100 tax delinquents, according to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Clarkin, as it states on the Division of Taxation’s website, owes a total of $65,672.84 in income taxes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School days at EGHS, Cole Middle School starting later?

March 27, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — People, both young and young at heart, wouldn’t mind an extra hour of sleep for a myriad of reasons.

But one local parent feels that children of both middle-school and high-school age getting additional shut-eye will be extremely beneficial to their learning and wants the East Greenwich School Committee to consider the idea of creating a different start time to the school day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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