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March 26th, 2012

Driscoll proud of her time with Chamber

March 26, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After 24 years of building up North Kingstown as a community-based town, Karla Driscoll, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, has retired.
Somewhat.
March 9 was her last day before she retreated to Savannah, Ga., on a planned vacation. Her retirement had been months in the works and, she said, this was the best time to do it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 25th

Planning Board gives busy council draft regulations

March 25, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After 10 months of intensive work, last week the Exeter planning board presented the town council a working draft of regulatory changes that will be needed before the village concept introduced in “A Vision for Exeter” proceeds.
The council received the proposal – including updates of rules pertaining to zoning, land use and future development rights – at a joint work session and while voicing appreciation for the board's hard work, said there's no time right now to study or act on the recommended updates.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 24th

Tell Me Your Story: Relentless, Abby the bloodhound is on the right track

March 24, 2012

JAMESTOWN – As so often happens, I have been drawn to the story of someone with four legs. In this case, that subject has a partner with two legs and they are gaining national acclaim.
They are Abby – Rhode Island's first certified search-and-rescue bloodhound who is part of the Rhode Island K9 Response Team and is certified by the American Mantrailing Police and Work Dog Association, in Indiana– and her owner LuAnn Botelho, a master handler and instructor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 23rd

NK gearing up for 12th-annual Spirit Day

March 23, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Saturday will mark the 12th anniversary of Spirit Day, a fun filled day celebrating the North Kingstown community.
All festivities will be held at North Kingstown High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spirit Day is a mix of community health-related, social, civic and business entities and entertainment. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

On time, under budget

March 23, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The maintenance dredging project that turned the shores of Ninigret Pond near the mouth of the Charlestown Breachway into a bustling hub of giant tubes and loud machinery for a few late winter weeks is finished. Not only was the project completed within this season’s prime dredging window, it was completed under budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 23, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the meeting with SK school officials and Broad Rock parents and how many questions went unanswered concerning the gas-like odor.

We also have inside stories on the politics of South Kingstown and what the town council plans to do to restore decorum.

Last week, the Governor proposed a 14 piece legislation to reform pensions for cities and towns. The plan will have little impact on Narragansett, which is part of the non-MERS plan.

In sports, we have full coverage of new URI men's basketball coach, Dan Hurley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 22nd

Players happy to have Hurley

March 23, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – Lost in the shuffle of the firing of Jim Baron and courting and eventual hiring of Dan Hurley was how returning members of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team would react.
Wednesday, they showed how.
Every member eligible to return next season was in attendance Wednesday, as they walked into Keaney Gymnasium as a team and walked out hopeful of things to come.

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