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June 3rd, 2012

Planning Commission discusses options

June 3, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Planning Commission engaged in a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening regarding a comprehensive plan amendment that was denied by the Statewide Planning Program that dealt with the Schartner Farms property.
The discussion centered around a March 26 letter from the planning program to the NK Planning Department explaining the denial. The piece of property was originally zoned village-residential and the town changed it to commercial in 2007, which was reflected in the future land use map and zoning ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 2nd

Tell Me Your Story: Mattscheck man for the job

June 2, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – As the owner of two large dogs including an adopted Rottweiler-mix, Stephen P. “Steve” Mattscheck has a soft spot for animals. He’s also connected to the Exeter Animal Shelter, adjacent to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which he now directs.
“I helped build the facility,” he says of the shelter. “Public Works is already responsible for all the public buildings and grounds and we’ve worked there – replacing windows and doors, making repairs; it was all done in-house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 1st

Local man arrested for $20M fraud

June 1, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown resident was arrested early last Thursday morning, along with a New York man, in connection with a $20 million Medicaid fraud scheme.
Gary F. Anusavice, 59, of 229 Potter Road, North Kingstown, also known as “Gary Andrews,” “Gary Andrus” and “Gary Francis,” was arrested at his home on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiring to commit health care fraud and making false statements involving federal health care programs.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 31st

Town, fire union claim victory after ruling

May 31, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—From the moment the North Kingstown Town Council passed a highly controversial ordinance forcibly implementing a three-platoon system where town firefighters would work 24-hour shifts every three days, members from both the council and the fire union, North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF, argued that the battle was inevitably heading to court.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SKHS 'heading in the right direction'

May 31, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Last fall, South Kingstown High School underwent decennial accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The newly released report details the findings and lists commendations and recommendations for South Kingstown High School.

According to SKHS Principal Bob McCarthy, the overall findings of the report are positive.

“We’re definitely headed in the right direction, this is a good school, a very good school,” he said. “And I think that the report reflects that.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New beach pavilions open for summer

May 31, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Memorial Day Weekend is not only a celebration of brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their homeland, it has also become a celebration of the changing of the season and the coming of summer. This is no more evident than along the sandy coast of southern Rhode Island, when the weekend serves as the unofficial first group of beach days of the year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New beach pavilions open for summer

May 31, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - Memorial Day Weekend is not only a celebration of brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their homeland, it has also become a celebration of the changing of the season and the coming of summer. This is no more evident than along the sandy coast of southern Rhode Island, when the weekend serves as the unofficial first group of beach days of the year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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