The following is a list of meetings that will take place this week in North Kingstown and Exeter.
MONDAY, JANUARY 24
* North Kingstown Town Council Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., Beechwood House
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
* North Kingstown School Committee Business Meeting, 7 p.m., North Kingstown High School
* Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee Education Meeting, 6 p.m., Junior-Senior High School Library
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ After detailing the budget for municipal services, police, open space and parks and recreation, the town council and the school committee finally met last Thursday to hash out the details of the school budget in a public hearing as proposed in town manager Stephen A. Alfredâ€™s six-year capital improvement plan.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ As the first board-certified surgeon at South County Hospital, Dr. John J. Walsh is one of few who witnessed and experienced the changes at the hospital from when it grew from a 46 bed, single building to a 100-bed acute-care facility. Yet after 57 years at South County, spanning six decades, Walsh, an emergency room physician has retired at age 89 this past Dec. 31.
RICHMOND -- One of Town Administrator Steven A. Sette's first tasks when he took the job in the spring of 2010 wasn't exactly what you would call easy.