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March 25th, 2012

Planning Board gives busy council draft regulations

March 25, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After 10 months of intensive work, last week the Exeter planning board presented the town council a working draft of regulatory changes that will be needed before the village concept introduced in “A Vision for Exeter” proceeds.
The council received the proposal – including updates of rules pertaining to zoning, land use and future development rights – at a joint work session and while voicing appreciation for the board's hard work, said there's no time right now to study or act on the recommended updates.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 24th

Tell Me Your Story: Relentless, Abby the bloodhound is on the right track

March 24, 2012

JAMESTOWN – As so often happens, I have been drawn to the story of someone with four legs. In this case, that subject has a partner with two legs and they are gaining national acclaim.
They are Abby – Rhode Island's first certified search-and-rescue bloodhound who is part of the Rhode Island K9 Response Team and is certified by the American Mantrailing Police and Work Dog Association, in Indiana– and her owner LuAnn Botelho, a master handler and instructor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 23rd

NK gearing up for 12th-annual Spirit Day

March 23, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Saturday will mark the 12th anniversary of Spirit Day, a fun filled day celebrating the North Kingstown community.
All festivities will be held at North Kingstown High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spirit Day is a mix of community health-related, social, civic and business entities and entertainment. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

On time, under budget

March 23, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The maintenance dredging project that turned the shores of Ninigret Pond near the mouth of the Charlestown Breachway into a bustling hub of giant tubes and loud machinery for a few late winter weeks is finished. Not only was the project completed within this season’s prime dredging window, it was completed under budget.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

March 23, 2012

In today's paper, we have the story on the meeting with SK school officials and Broad Rock parents and how many questions went unanswered concerning the gas-like odor.

We also have inside stories on the politics of South Kingstown and what the town council plans to do to restore decorum.

Last week, the Governor proposed a 14 piece legislation to reform pensions for cities and towns. The plan will have little impact on Narragansett, which is part of the non-MERS plan.

In sports, we have full coverage of new URI men's basketball coach, Dan Hurley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 22nd

NK Council approves preliminary budget

March 22, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Members of the North Kingstown Town Council, along with the town clerk and other town staff, spent over five hours meeting with town department heads to go through all the individual budgets for fiscal year 2012/2013 Monday afternoon and, in a unanimous vote, approved the town manager’s preliminary budget of $98,995,928.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

March 21st

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 21, 2012

It's budget season in NK and Exeter!
In this week's Standard Times, we bring you the latest information on NK Town Manager Michael Embury's preliminary budget and let you know what programs/departments you can expect to receive more or less than ever before.
In addition, we bring you the latest on a farm fire on Tower Hill Road, introduce you to the new mascot of Wawaloam Elementary School and give you an exclusive update on the Vision of Exeter project.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard Times. Pick up a copy today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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