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July 17th, 2014

NK Council debates charter amendments

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council debated a number of recommendations given by the Charter Review Commission, which has been researching potential improvements to the town charter over the past several months. The amendments which the council approved will be placed on the voter ballot in this November’s local elections.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

QDC approves Cape Wind lease option

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) approved an option to lease agreement with Cape Wind Associates, LLC to establish a construction staging and transport area on two parcels of the port’s land. Cape Wind, which has been pushing through a lengthy permitting process and public debate since 2001, was the first to receive a federally recognized commercial lease to build a 130-piece wind turbine facility between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Volunteers angry with FNKAS’ mission change

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A number of volunteers are angry with the leadership for the Friends of North Kingstown Animal Shelter (FNKAS), who have recently changed their name and mission statement. The non-profit, now called ‘the Friends of Animals in Need (FAN),’ will serve ‘statewide demands’ for assisting animal shelters financially across the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fallen NK vets to be named on memorial

July 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Two North Kingstown men will at long last be honored in the coming months for their sacrifice to the United States’ cause in World War II and Vietnam. Capt. Leroy H. Allen and Chief Builder Walter McGinn will have their names etched onto the monument across from North Kingstown Town Hall, the absence of which was brought to the attention of the town council by the parades committee.
Meeting on June 30, the committee unanimously approved a recommendation to have the two men memorialized, which the town council approved unanimously in turn on Monday evening.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 16th

Budget for new recreation center building approved

July 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council has approved a budget of $392,450 for the beginning phases of constructing a new and much-needed community recreation center, a project that has been in the works since 2004.
After a rigorous interview and selection process, the town has chosen Brewster Thornton Group Architects of Providence for the architectural and engineering design services for the project. The project will be a three-phase implementation with a contingency of $18,000 for per-diem inspection.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Catching air at Old Mountain Field

July 16, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN- For the eighth year in a row skateboarders of all ages competed in the annual Skateboard Classic at Old Mountain Field this past weekend.
The pool of talent was impressive as skateboarders anywhere from 5 years old to their late 20s competed in showcasing their skills and tricks in six different categories, game of skate, beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert and best trick.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WeatherBug stations thriving in South County

July 16, 2014

EXETER—At 10:37 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the temperature in Exeter was 72.5 degrees with a wind blowing from the southwest at five miles per hour. One might assume that this seemingly mundane information was gathered from The Weather Channel or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) website, but that person would be wrong; the information is now being broadcast in real-time from Exeter’s town hall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

General assembly races heating up

July 16, 2014

As November nears, candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly are beginning their campaigns.
However, Rep. Donald Lally Jr., who serves District 33 - Narragansett, South Kingstown, won’t have to worry about campaigning, as he is running unopposed for the first time since he was elected in November 1989. Lally, who was named speaker pro tempore in April, is ranked third in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in terms of seniority.

July 14th

Local, state candidates meet the people

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY — There was a good representation of candidates running for various seats such as the school committee, town council and state representative at the Meet the Candidates Night held at the Westwood Estates clubhouse Monday.
Voters had the opportunity to ask questions and get to know those seeking election in November in the relaxed atmosphere while they enjoyed refreshments.
Candidate running for her second term for town council, Karen Carlson said she chose to run again because she feels her job is not done

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry bonded out by governor

July 14, 2014

COVENTRY— Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into legislation last Tuesday the approval of four bond referendum requests for Coventry to put on the November ballot.
The estimated $23 million in bonds will be for improvement to the town including building a new police station, infrastructure improvements to sidewalks, streets and bridges, the installation of an emergency generator in the Department of Human Services Building and improvements and renovation of Parks and Recreation buildings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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