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March 6th, 2011

Web Special: NK Students named to honor roll

March 7, 2011

The following North Kingstown High School students achieved an academic average of 90 or better, with no failures for the second quarter of the 2010 - 2011 school year:

Ritrovos - A fine restaurant serving a variety of clienteles

March 6, 2011

BY JONATHAN GIBBS

When you have young, energetic children, an involved, time-consuming job and a host of hobbies (such as finding a house and finding yourself), opportunities to get out amongst other humans and consume food without having to prepare it yourself can be few and far between. Introducing an 18-month-old and a five-year-old into a public space in which you want them to remain seated and restrained amidst a multitude of projectiles both hard and soft and a roomful of others understandably more interested conversing with their companions can, at best, result in awkward moments and an inability to finish, much less enjoy, one’s meal. Nonetheless, offered the invitation to try one of the area’s newest restaurants, Ritrovo, we jumped at the opportunity.

Narragansett ranks 22 in RI for total number of foreclosures

March 6, 2011

NARRAGANETT–No Rhode Island community was entirely immune from the housing bubble and current foreclosure crisis. HousingWorks RI, a non-profit that supports dedicating a stream of funding for affordable housing around the state, released its second annual special report on foreclosures in Rhode Island. The report looks at the number of foreclosures from January 2009 through December 2010 in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and its impacts.

March 5th

Web Special: DEM sends out reminders about cesspool laws

March 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun notifying home-owners in several coastal communities with cesspools that new waste disposal requirements are now in affect. Under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007, certain cesspools must be abandoned and the homes to which to be-long must be upgraded with a new onsite wastewater treatment system or be connected to available municipal sewer lines.

SK planning board looks at housing concerns, wind turbines

March 5, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Planning Board held a work shop session Tuesday night, focusing on the comprehensive plan and wind energy conversion system updates.

The comprehensive plan is an update to the community Plan developed in July 1992 with approval by the State of Rhode Island on March 11, 1996. South Kingstown has routinely amended the Comprehensive Community Plan as warranted. This update includes certain elements mandated by state regulation, including land use, housing, economic development, natural and cultural resources, services and facilities and open space and recreation.

March 4th

Take a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 EWG School District budget

March 5, 2011

Below is a look at the latest draft of the 2011-2012 budget for the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, presented at Tuesday evening’s joint meeting with the town councils from both towns.

* Operations *

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+ Expenditures+

1.) Operations Budget:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

2.) Capital Request:
2009-2010 Budget: $0
2010-2011 Budget: $0
2011-2012 Proposed: $0

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:
2009-2010 Budget: $29,404,230
2010-2011 Budget: $29,404,250
2011-2012 Proposed: $30,828,944

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+ Income +

RI Flower Show: Putting the petal to the metal to allay the winter blues

March 4, 2011

BY JAMES MEROLLA

In saying goodbye to February’s freeze, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show put the petal to the metal.
That is, stainless steel fish made by designer Tyson Weiss of Maine “swam” in the “flow” through hundreds of delicate flowers,

Proliferation of spat is good news for state

March 4, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Harbor Management committee met to discuss an impending public meeting with CRMC on March 14 regarding aquaculture permits in Pt. Judith Pond.

But the main agenda item was to listen to a presentation from Save The Bay regarding a scallop restoration program in Pt. Judith Pond the non-profit has worked on since 2007.

March 3rd

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

March 4, 2011

Spring break is a time students around the country look forward to but, for one small group of youngsters from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Kingstown, this year, Spring Break meant more than time off school and hanging out with friends.
For 19 young churchgoers, this year's Spring Break meant a chance to do some good for others as St. Paul's put on a trip to New Orleans to show their members the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina first-hand.
Read about their incredible journey in this week's Standard Times.

Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy meets with Westerly students

March 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Sometimes, it takes the young to teach the old new tricks.
When Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy (D-Dist. 38, Hopkinton, Westerly) and several of his legislative colleagues met a few weeks ago to talk with students from the Westerly Middle School about a project they had undertaken - convincing municipal officials to install a collection drum at the town transfer station to collect used, liquid cooking oil - they saw an idea that could be expanded statewide.

 

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