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May 3rd

After debate, NK adopts 2013 budget

May 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After months of town council meetings, joint meetings with the school committee and hearings from the public, the North Kingstown Town Council unanimously approved a budget of $95,607,925 for the 2012/2013 fiscal year Tuesday evening, an increase of $2,708,102 from t2011/2012.
The tax levy will go from $17.26 to $17.53, a 2.08 percent increase with will yield an average annual increase of $90 per household.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 2nd

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

May 3, 2012

The ongoing controversy over the Exeter Animal Shelter continued this week as the Exeter Town Council proposed an ordinance to put the director of public works in charge of the troubled shelter. In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you exclusive details of the latest shelter-related developments and bring you up to speed on the NK Town Council's decision to increase the school department's budget by two percent, instead of the four-percent requested, and how that will affect the district.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 1st

Politics as Usual: Switch to the popular vote? Not so fast, folks (OPINION)

May 2, 2012

Every presidential year, it seems, a debate starts up about the curious constitutional custom of the Electoral College.
Because the Founding Fathers were scared silly about putting real power in the hands of the great unwashed (which, to be fair, was significantly illiterate, ill-informed and unfamiliar with the whole concept of self-government in the late 1700s), they concluded that the states would elect presidents rather than having a popular vote of the citizens.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK’s own Jim Norman to be inducted into RI Radio Hall of Fame

May 1, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In 1952 Jim Norman began broadcasting football and basketball games for the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate student.

Sixty years later, Norman, the retired URI director of sports information and commercial radio “Voice of the Rams,” has become a familiar voice to generations of fans who listened to his play-by-play of Ram athletics and synonymous with radio broadcasting in Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 1, 2012

In today's paper, find out what happened at the SK Town Council meeting, in which they adopted the final budget along with a $7,000 contribution to the SRI Chamber.

Pancakes anyone? T's Restaurant is coming to Narragansett in the former site of the Red Stripe Restaurant.

The dugouts at Sprague Field are also getting a face lift.

Also, inside, South Kingstown's Jim Norman, a legend in Rhode Island sports broadcasting, is being inducted into the RI Radio Hall of Fame.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 30th

NK names its police officer, firefighters of the year

May 1, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Every year the North Kingstown Rotary Club, honors a North Kingstown police officer and firefighter of the year. This year’s honorees included an two-time winner of the award and a group of 10 firefighters who assisted in a confined-space rescue of two men.
Detective Sergeant Jeffrey St. Onge previously received the police officer of the year award in 1999 after responding to a stand-off on Bea Drive in town and in 2007 when he was working on internet fraud and embezzlement cases where he was able to uncover over $100,000 of fraud within the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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