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April 16th, 2013

North Kingstown residents at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

As the events of yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon surged throughout the world, thoughts have turned in communities throughout Rhode Island to local residents, families and loved ones who were running in the Marathon. From North Kingstown, six were registered:

Frank A. Coseglia, 60
Dianna Glass, 43
Linda Huiteau, 56
Ian Kulin, 48
Gail C. Long, 42
George Marr, 38

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 29th

Mannix calls for hiatus on wind talks

March 29, 2013

Councilman proposes Deepwater Wind talks be suspended until July 1

NARRAGANSETT - Freshman council member, Matthew Mannix, called for a suspension of negotiations with Deepwater Wind sending a formal motion to suspend and supporting memorandum to Town Clerk Anne Irons for placement on the April 1 town council agenda.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown at forefront of climate change awareness

March 29, 2013

Town teams up with URI to better understand sea level rise

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Teresa Crean of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center (CRC) presented the town with an initiative that research group has been working on in conjunction with the town’s planning department. Last year, the CRC received a $100,000 grant to develop a program which examined sea level rise and associated climate change effects in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDOT presents Post Road ‘diet’ to North Kingstown Town Council

March 29, 2013

Opinion divided on benefit of Post Road lane reductions

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) outline their plans for a new look to Post Road, giving the town’s main thoroughfare what is called a ‘road diet.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Extensive debate an experience for Hodgson

March 29, 2013

Multiple residents shared opinions about gay marriage during 12-hour session

Seeing a sea of people flood the rotunda and the Senate chamber at the State House Thursday evening was quite the profound experience for District 35 State Senator Dawson Hodgson.
It was also one of the many sights during what was an extremely long evening for both the Senate Judiciary Committee and Rhode Island residents who are on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate in the capital city.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Young ‘Jack rabbit’ jumps into action

March 29, 2013

With help of his mother and volunteers, Jack Ryan donated 150 Easter baskets to Crossroads

It was just a simple idea thought of by Jack Ryan, the son of New England Invitations owner Pamela D’Orsi-Ryan, where he wanted to make Easter baskets for needy children in the area.
Five years ago, the mother-and-son team made approximately eight baskets and donated them to charity. From there, other residents and community members offered to help to expand the gesture.
And boy did it expand.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Judge Stern ruling: Copar can continue quarrying

March 29, 2013

Despite ‘private nuisance’ to neighbors, court won’t shut down business

WESTERLY – A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that Copar Quarries of Bradford can continue quarrying, as long as the company takes steps to “alter its processes” and correct the “private nuisance” the judge said Copar poses to its neighbors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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