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January 12th, 2011

Snow blankets NK, Exeter

January 12, 2011

North Kingstown and Exeter may have gotten off easy two weeks ago when a quick blizzard passed through the area and left a foot of snow that was picked up without much incident but today, Mother Nature returned with quite a vengeance as well over 15 inches of snow fell across Rhode Island and left areas as far south as Westerly and as far north as Cumberland coated in the white stuff.
So, how did you deal with the storm? Were the roads up to snuff on your commute? Leave a comment and let us know.

January 11th

Updated: Snow Closings for NK, Exeter, Jamestown

January 11, 2011

North Kingstown Public Schools will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

Jamestown Public Schools will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

North Kingstown Free Library: Closed Wed 1/12 for storm

Parking Bans:

Jamestown: Parking ban this evening; UNTIL MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT

North Kingstown: Parking ban this evening; In effect at Midnight

Exeter: Exeter-Hope Val.-Pub Works: Parking Ban Tomorrow

Voters want Rep. Walsh to focus on job, economy

January 11, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- Despite the snowy weekend, a good sampling of District 36 voters came to Representative Donna Walsh's community meeting on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Charlestown Police Station Community room.

Snow Closings/Parking Bans for Jan. 11 to 12

January 11, 2011

South Kingstown Public Schools will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

South Kingstown Town Offices will be closed Wed. Jan. 12.

Due to the impending snowstorm tonight through Wednesday morning, the following parking bans will be in effect:

Narragansett: Parking ban starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday

South Kingstown: Parking ban starting Tuesday 11 p.m. thru Thursday at 12 p.m.

The South Kingstown Senior Center will be closed Jan. 12 and there will be no elderly meals.

Sheehan questions Gist decision on hiring of uncertified teachers

January 11, 2011

PROVIDENCE– If good teachers are the most important element to education, the Department of Education shouldn't allow uncertified individuals to teach at Democracy Prep school in Cumberland, says Sen. James C. Sheehan.

January 10th

NK, Exeter brace for yet another big storm

January 11, 2011

Get out your winter hats and snow shovels. It seems as if yet another big snow storm is coming to North Kingstown and Exeter, with reports coming in that anywhere from 10-14 inches of snow is expected to fall on the Washington County area between tonight and tomorrow morning.
Commuters are advised to begin preparing for the storm and to try their best to stay off the roads during the peak hours for the blizzard, which is tentatively slated to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, with the heaviest weather reportedly coming down from 3 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Students form petition to reverse school rule

January 11, 2011

North Kingstown – January 10, 2011 – The active students of North Kingstown High School are using civics class to bring change.
A junior at NKHS, Matt Buresh, is trying to change a school policy added this year. He started this movement as his civics project. He is a student in a civics class taught by the decorated teacher Mr. Lawrence Verria.
The rule Buresh wishes to eliminate is the newly added restriction on students during lunch.

Charlestown council considering summer Frosty Drew event

January 10, 2011

CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council is considering tonight the approval of a new summer event held by the Frosty Drew Observatory and Nature Center.

Wind ordinance expected to be a big topic at tonight's NK Town Council meeting

January 10, 2011

The topic of wind turbines will come before the North Kingstown Town Council tonight as the Council considers imposing a moratorium on all new wind energy projects.
The moratorium, which is expected to last anywhere between six months to a year, would not apply to the proposed project on Stamp Farm but would limit any new turbine proposals.
For more information on tonight's meeting, turn to this week's Standard Times.

Recycling still voluntary in Narragansett

January 10, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–Narragansett has no single stream recycling program.  But Rhode Island’s Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) hopes to create a single bin a pick-up system for 2011-12. Without outside funding, independent businesses are purchasing toters at a discounted price in order to expand and deepen the town’s recycling program.

 

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