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March 5th

Roberts Health Centre turning 30

March 6, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A staple in the community that has been offering rehabilitation and short and long-term nursing care to area residents, Roberts Healt Centre will be celebrating a milestone next month as it turns 30 years old.
No party is planned and according owner Richard Catallozzi, it’ll be “business as usual”. The Ten Rod Road Centre doesn’t advertise and attributes its success to referrals and word of mouth. The 66-bed facility employs between 85 to 90 staff members and, Catallozzi said, there’s no intention of expanding.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town holds first reading on response costs ordinance

March 5, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The town council voted unanimously to pass a first reading for amendments to the response costs ordinance which has been scrutinized in recent months by both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local residents. The ordinance, passed in December, allows police officers to assess additional charges to responsible parties when responding to a disturbance, namely college and summer parties.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 4th

DEM investigating dog adoption in Exeter

March 5, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EXETER – If you or anyone you know adopted or fostered a dog from Ryan’s Hope Rescue in Richmond during a dog adoption event at the Exeter Animal Shelter on Jan. 29, the department of environmental management (DEM) believes you should contact their veterinarian immediately, especially, if their dog is displaying symptoms associated with the parvovirus infection.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 3rd

Local students get hands-on look at their futures

March 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Instead of lying on sandy beaches in some tropical country or skiing at a winter resort, a select group of kids from across Rhode Island spent their winter vacation preparing for their futures.
Eleven students, including two from North Kingstown, spent last week at the Rhode Island Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) on Ocean Drive to take part in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative called SeaPerch.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 2nd

Davisville now seventh-largest importer

March 3, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One of the biggest points of pride for the Quonset Development Corporation [QDC] has been the Port of Davisville’s ranking as the eighth largest auto importer in North America.
And it was with great enthusiasm this week that Governor Lincoln Chafee announced the Port is moving its way even further up the list.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Union up in arms over firings

March 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – At 10 Sunday morning three untenured special education teachers found out their jobs had been terminated. Two days later on Tuesday night, National Education Association – South Kingstown filled the West Kingston Elementary School auditorium to defend them.
Wearing their trademark bulls-eye t-shirts and holding bright pink signs denouncing bullying, the union showing took the thunder away from what was originally planned as a school committee workshop session on the state’s common core standards.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A leap into the world

March 2, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Pope Paul III, famous Montreal Canadien Henri ‘The Pocket Rocket’ Richard, and rapper Ja Rule have all come into the world on leap days, and now little Grace Mitchell of East Greenwich joins them. Mitchell is the first-born leap baby at South County Hospital in 2012, and her parents are overjoyed that their daughter has come on such a unique day.

“It is exciting and doesn’t come very often,” said Jennifer Mitchell, Grace’s mother. “She came on actual due date and I wasn’t sure she’s be on time, but she was ready.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 2, 2012

In this week's paper, we have a story on how NEA-SK filled the West Kingstown Elementary School cafeteria during Tuesday's school committee to defend three teachers who were fired.

We also have the story of this year's Leap Year baby at South County Hospital and the report on how Executive Director of the Institute of International Sport purchased property in North Carolina while he received grant money from the state.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 1st

Audit results show NK is in good financial position

March 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The town of North Kingstown is financially healthy ... at least according to the latest reports.
A 156-page audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 was conducted by The Braver Group, a firm of licensed certified public accountants from Providence, and the results were presented to the NK Town Council Monday night.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rep. Watson pleads 'no contest' for marijuana possession

March 1, 2012

WAKEFIELD — State Rep. Robert A. Watson of East Greenwich pleaded no contest this afternoon to a charge of possession of marijuana in connection with his Jan. 21 arrest by South Kingstown police.

Fourth District Court Associate Justice Mary E. McCaffrey ordered the case filed for one year, and Watson to pay $200 to the state's crime victims assistance fund in addition to court costs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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