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May 8th, 2014

Youth charged for alleged assault

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—This past weekend, the son of Jayne Donegan, who was recently cleared by a Third District Court judge of allowing underage drinking at a party on her property in January, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a friend. According to the police report, Jack Donegan, 18, of 251 Wilbert Way, punched a friend in the back of the head.

On May 1, the victim submitted a complaint to North Kingstown Police Department, alleging that Donegan had assaulted him while they were playing video games. He also stated in his complaint that the three boys were drinking Grey Goose vodka.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A vigil for hope

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Nov. 13, 2013, Nicholas Gershkoff was killed in a drunk driving incident. On Feb. 19, 2012, Michael Ruggieri was killed in a drunk driving incident. This past Friday evening, the families and friends of both gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach to present the realities of how drunk driving devastates the lives of many, but to also bring hope to those who have lost their loved ones.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD raising funds for officer’s daughter battling kidney failure

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Five-year-old Jenna Cline loves pink and all things Disney, but between playing with her dolls and being a kid, she’s battling stage four renal failure.

Jenna is one of three siblings and is the daughter of North Kingstown Police Officer Scott Cline and his wife, Jamie. Soon after she was born, the family learned that Jenna was born with one kidney. Because her kidney wasn’t functioning normally she was diagnosed with stage three renal failure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter residents want council action on Deer Brook site

May 8, 2014

EXETER—At Monday’s regular meeting, the Exeter Town Council heard a presentation from a group of residents living at the Deer Brook Condominium neighborhood off South County Trail who are fed up with the developers’ inaction in furthering improving the site, particularly drainage and landscaping which have impaired residents’ properties and access on the site’s roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Amos House to accept Donegan contribution

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Jayne Donegan, the North Kingstown resident who had been cleared in Third District Court for violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges, will make a $5,000 contribution to the Amos House in Providence. Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council approves 2014-15 town budget

May 8, 2014

The North Kingstown Town Council passed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget by majority vote on Monday evening. At the time of the vote, Town Manager Michael Embury said the budget tax rate was $19.08, a 28 cent increase over 2013, noting that this could fluctuate by a penny by the time the rate is finalized on June 16.

The entirety of the approved budget totaled approximately $99.4 million, including a general fund budget of about $27.6 million a debt service fund budget of $5.5 million, a library fund budget of $1.5 million, a Q/D recreation fund budget of $1.8 million, a water fund budget of $3.8 million, a municipal court fund budget of $243,763, and a school fund budget of $59.1 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Commission delays Rolling Greens decision

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission took testimony from members of the public once more regarding the town’s proposed comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow construction of the proposed Rolling Greens development at the corner of Route 2 and 102. Residents expressed their concerns to the commission regarding the site’s potential for taking business away from Post Road and disturbing the “rural character” of the area, among other complaints.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Track booms at North Kingstown

May 8, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — It would appear that talent on the outdoor track is contagious at North Kingstown High School. After becoming the division champions during this most recent indoor season, the Skipper girls are back and better than ever. Quite literally; North Kingstown track is collectively ranked its highest rank ever, with both the boys and girls teams currently sitting as the favorite for top three at the state meet.

“We are doing extremely well,” said Skippers’ coach Jenn Chabot during a phone interview on Monday. “We are undefeated so far, despite the horrible weather conditions at Westerly last week.” The North girls competed in the Schomp Invitational on Saturday and this time, the weather was on their side.

Skippers streak still strong

May 8, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team remains undefeated, topping Chariho 6-1 at Ryan Park for their sixth win of the season. The bottom of the second inning proved to be the difference in the game as seven Skippers went to the plate and knocked in four runs breaking up what had been a 1-1 tie. The Chargers came into the game with a 5-3 record in Division I having won their last three games defeating Woonsocket, Warwick and Toll Gate, they competed well but the Skippers aggressive base-running and dual pitchers proved too much at home.

Rachel Kantor started as pitcher for NK, picking up three strikeouts in three innings and allowing Chariho’s solo run. Kiara Oliver followed in relief, striking out five Charger batters. The pitching combination has been a strong point for the Skippers all season.

Knights handle Rebels

May 8, 2014

WAKEFIELD–The Exeter/West Greenwich fastpitch softball team took all it could handle from a South Kingstown team still searching for its first win of the season on Monday while hanging on for a 10-6 victory in an exciting game at Broad Rock Playfields.

The Scarlet Knights came into Monday night’s contest with a 5-4 record in Division II-South while SK came in 0-10 but a common viewer could have mistaken the game as a clash between top-tier contenders.
Freshman Alexandrea Goodness pitched a complete game for SK, picking up a couple Ks and maneuvering herself out of precarious situations against the middle of EWG’s powerful lineup. Sophomore Danielle David opposed her for EWG, collecting four strikeouts and allowing four runs before being replaced by fellow sophomore Bridges in the fourth.

 

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