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Charlestown voters approve $26.4 million budget

June 5, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At Monday’s day-long financial referendum, voters approved the town’s $26.4 million budget for 2014-2015. A total of 199 voters included 144 for and 55 against. The town’s turnout represented 3.1 percent of the 6,321 eligible voters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

AP literature class fares well in letters contest

June 5, 2014

RICHMOND – Though their minds were on the senior prom and graduation, Shelley Kenny’s Advanced Placement Literature Class took some time recently to talk about the honors they collectively received in the recent national Letters About Literature contest.

The nationwide annual contest is open to students in grades four through twelve and is sponsored in Rhode Island by The Center For The Book, part of the Council For The Humanities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Former NK officer dies after bus accident

June 5, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Last Wednesday afternoon, security officer Frank McKnight was struck by a RIPTA bus on Washington Street in Providence just outside the federal courthouse, causing injuries to which he succumbed on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. The 69 year-old, who served as a security officer for 12 years, had been a North Kingstown police officer from 1975 until his retirement in April 2002.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deer Brook case sent back to Supreme Court for mediation

June 5, 2014

EXETER—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Town Solicitor James Marusak informed the council that the ongoing issues at the Deer Brook Condominium site will be forwarded to the Supreme Court for further mediation. The site was originally the subject of a court order stipulating the Deer Brook Development Corporation (DBDC) to install groundwater monitoring wells, among other implementations, to improve the area’s environmental impact. Those stipulations to date have not been met.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family urges board to keep father’s murderer in prison

June 5, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Howard ‘Zeke’ Harris was a man who had endured a difficult youth to become one of the most endearing and well-known members of the North Kingstown community. On Sept. 15, 1982, the furniture store owner and friend with many was murdered by James Hughes, who is scheduled for a parole board hearing on June 9.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Famed runestone to be placed in Updike Park

June 5, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A rediscovered runestone, water service maps, and sidewalk safety were topics of conversation at Monday night’s North Kingstown Town Council meeting.

The roughly five-ton runestone, discovered by a shellfisherman nearly a dozen years ago just below the low water mark off Pojac Point, appears to have ancient markings inscribed on its surface and has been the subject of debate for historians ever since.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

First Lady Obama visits the Ocean State

June 5, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Quonset was abuzz on Monday with local, state and national officials as the first lady Michelle Obama swung into town to inaugurate the keel laying for the SSN-786 Illinois, a Virginia-Class submarine currently being built at Electric Boat. The 377-foot long vessel was hailed as the pinnacle of current submarine design, and is equipped with the latest technology for open and covert warfare operations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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