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November 26th

Council talks school admin building lease

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Town Solicitor James Reilly was on hand Monday evening to give his take on the school district’s legal justification for entering into a lease agreement without the council’s approval. North Kingstown School District’s attorney Mary Ann Carroll said last week that the five-year lease for a new administrative building in Quonset was allowed under Rhode Island law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Location, foundation approved for NK’s Old Town House

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Plans for the restoration of the Old Town House moved one step closer Monday evening as the town council approved its final location, as well as a $66,000 contract to Martone Service, Co. for the structure’s foundation.
The town house, originally built in 1807, was moved from its previous site at Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home, but the structure has remained in limbo, sitting on steel beams while the council has debated location alternatives and construction estimates over the past several months.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council, school committee sworn in

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Five town council and four school committee members were sworn in Monday night, starting their new positions as town officials in East Greenwich.
At the Swift Community Center, seats were filled as both members of the East Greenwich Police and Fire Department, among many friends and family were in attendance to celebrate the new inductees.
Town Council President Michael Isaacs was called to the podium to make some opening remarks, this coming at the beginning of the ceremony before Isaacs was voted in as town council president for a sixth and final time.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Small business Saturday returns to EG

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - With the holidays quickly approaching, the time of shopping and Black Friday deals is right around the corner. This year, for the fourth year in a row, businesses around the country will participate in what has been named Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, where local small businesses will offer special promotions for last minute holiday shoppers in hopes of promoting spending at local businesses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Turkey Trot in town Saturday

November 26, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- After filling up on holiday treats this Thanksgiving, over 500 people will have the chance to run a 5k known as the Turkey Trot Saturday, to burn off those holiday calories.
Presented by the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, the fully sanctioned and certified 5k has become a holiday tradition for people to attend each Saturday after Thanksgiving. For the fourth year in a row, participants will have the chance to run in the 5k, the one Mile Fun Run, meet the Turkey Trot mascot, experience crafts, music and more, throughout the day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid seeks yet another rate increase

November 26, 2014

If the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approves National Grid’s request for new electricity supply rates, Rhode Islanders may pay more for electricity next year. The increase is driven by higher power supply prices, which reflect the cost of electricity National Grid purchases for its customers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Kids learn through play at new preschool

November 26, 2014

HOPKINTON — Play is essential to learning at The Kids Co. Early Learning Center in Hope Valley, a new preschool and daycare center. Owner Amy Vachon and Preschool Teacher Nicole Salaun have designed a “center-based” curriculum that follows Rhode Island’s early learning development standards and the Common Core so that when the children are old enough for Kindergarten, they’re ready.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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