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November 13th, 2014

NK Councilman Welch files for recount

November 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Although last Tuesday’s elections have passed, the race for North Kingstown Town Council remains in flux as town councilman Richard Welch has called for a recount. Welch, who finished 64 votes behind fifth place winner Ellen Waxman, applied with the Rhode Island Board of Elections on Friday to have a recount.
The recount is scheduled to take place today at 9 a.m. at RIBE’s offices in Cranston. According to North Kingstown Town Clerk Jeannette Alyward, she and two members of the town’s board of canvassers will assist in the recount.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Late vets Allen, McGinn named on memorial

November 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For years, the names of Capt. Leroy H. Allen and Walter McGinn had been known by North Kingstown residents as veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. On Tuesday morning, their names were at long last added to the monument at Veterans Memorial Park.
“Although Capt. Allen was the town’s first war casualty, his name was inexplicably left off this monument when it was first erected,” said former state representative Larry Ehrhardt. “Five of his grandchildren are here today to remedy that oversight.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parents speak up for all-day K

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- In past months, the East Greenwich School Committee has been faced with multiple big issues that have become hot topics to the parents and community members of East Greenwich., possibly the biggest topic being implementing full day kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year. Although there have been forums and meetings regarding the issue, East Greenwich parents have chosen to speak out through the East Greenwich Pendulum, voicing their opinions on the subject, and their hopes for the district in the future.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council confronts noise at final meeting

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Town Council met for the last time with the current members Monday night, where they discussed renewing alcoholic beverage licenses and dealing with noise management in the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Girls who run together grow together

November 13, 2014

EAST GREENWICH-Over 180 young girls will participate in the Girls on the Run 5k this weekend, where participants will come together and run, walk and skip, encouraged by their new-found confidence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Churchwoods land acquisition moves forward

November 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — At the last meeting of its two year term, the town council took a step toward buying the land where Churchwoods, an affordable senior housing development, will be built.
The council voted unanimously to authorize town officials to “draft and execute all necessary agreements and contracts for the town to contribute to the purchase of Churchwoods property including wherever appropriate the advisory comments of the Affordable Housing Commission.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council considers increasing school board membership

November 13, 2014

CHARLESTOWN — On Monday night, the town council considered Richmond’s draft amendment to the Chariho Act to increase the number of members on the school committee from eleven to twelve.
At the Chariho Joint Governing Bodies meeting on September 18, 2014, the town councils of Richmond, Hopkinton and Charlestown and the Chariho School Committee discussed changing the number of members on the school committee. Richmond originally proposed a decrease from 11 to nine members but later proposed an increase to 12.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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