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Work begins on Fishing Cove playground

August 5, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Fishing Cove Elementary School playground will soon be accessible to handicapped children, the result of a directive from the Rhode Island Governors Commission on Disabilities.
Lisa Windham lodged a complaint on behalf of her daughter, Laura, 7, who suffers from spastic paraplegia, a neuromuscular disease. The child uses a walker and could not reach the equipment because the playground had a mulch surface.

School Committee, union discuss how to fill $755,000 deficit

August 5, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At Tuesday night’s meeting between the school committee and union, the two parties discussed how to fill the $755,000 school deficient. This meeting was one of the four mediation meetings scheduled in August with mediator John Harrington.

Proposed RIPTA cuts impact South County routes

August 5, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has developed a cost-saving plan which will drastically reduce service to the smaller towns of South County. RIPTA representatives were available on Tuesday evening at Narragansett Town Hall to listen to the public’s comments and concerns regarding the bus cuts.

Stump dump case nearly resolved

August 5, 2011

RICHMOND - A multi-year long court case filed by the town of Richmond against Richie Realty Corp. over a stump dump off of Skunk Hill Road is on it’s way to being resolved. The dump has been the cause of some local cockroach infestation and the sight of underground fires due to wood waste erosion.

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