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February 13th

EGFD chief gives Station 1 floor update

February 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich Fire Chief Russell McGillivray addressed the Town Council Monday evening the results of the extensive work that the engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz and Heger performed regarding the plan to fix the apparatus floor at Station 1 on Main Street.

And based on the results, the already major project will become more extensive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RHS robotics team has solid weekend

February 13, 2014

WARWICK — For several years, the idea of robotics at Rocky Hill School – something that would obviously be a wave of the future – seemed like a thing of the past.

Old metal parts, wires, nuts and bolts were stashed away in a corner room, collecting dust instead of becoming innovative creations, at the small yet prominent preparatory institution in East Greenwich.

That all changed recently when Tom Adams, the Director of Technology at Rocky Hill, brought the robotics program out of extinction and encouraged students at all levels on campus – Lower School, Middle School and Upper School – to bring their ideas to life in the form of a moving object that can be controlled through a computer and a remote control.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Newton: ‘Kettle asked for help, and I helped’

February 13, 2014

The culture within the State House, according to Chuck Newton – the President of the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee – is that anytime a fellow state senator or representative asks for something, the response is always ‘yes,’ no matter what door one walks through.

Looking back at his current situation, Newton wishes he did not walk through one particular door.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for assaulting elder

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man was arrested for two separate incidents last week involving in which he first assaulted an elderly man, and later that evening engaged in an argument with his roommate, which ended in gun shots being fired. Biagio J. Broccoli, 35, of 6101 Post Road, North Kingstown, was first arrested on the morning of Feb. 2 after he allegedly struck an elderly man in the parking lot of CVS on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students, teachers defend keeping languages at NKHS

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A sizeable number of teachers, students and outside educators attended the North Kingstown School Committee meeting to speak out against Superintendent Philip Auger’s preliminary budget, in which he has suggested the district may cut language courses at the high school level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town puts dent into snow budget

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, Town Manager Michael Embury detailed how much the town has spent to date of its budget allotted for snowstorms. Over the past two weeks, communities in Rhode Island have been juggling salt and sand costs due to the recent snowfall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK parent pleads not guilty to serving minors

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Appearing in Third District Court on Tuesday morning, Jayne Donegan, 51, of 251 Wilbert Way, North Kingstown, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors, as well as assaulting police officers when they responded to her home on the evening of Jan. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New trial for McDonald denied

February 13, 2014

WARWICK - A motion for a new hearing in the case of former state senator Patrick Timothy McDonald was denied Monday in Kent County Superior Court.
McDonald will remain on $20,000 personal recognizance with home confinement as a condition, pending a March 12 sentencing date.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK CARES provides a ‘give-back situation’

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While the first of February marked the end of National Mentoring Month, the mentors at South Kingstown CARES have not faltered in their work. In fact, the campaign for the group to recruit more mentors has only just begun.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Vespia addresses ordinance discrepancy

February 13, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - While state regulations allow parking on the west side of Succotash Road in front of the Matunuck Oyster Bar, the town ordinance currently prohibits it.

At Monday’s town council meeting, the lack of consistency with the state regulation, which overrides the town ordinance, was discussed with several interested parties including Police Chief Vincent Vespia, and a representative for Perry Raso, who owns the oyster bar.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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