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April 30th, 2014

NKHS recognized by U.S. News and Report as ‘Silver Medal’ school

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to U.S. News and World Report, North Kingstown High School is the third-best high school for students in Rhode Island, and the publication has selected the institution as a Silver Medal School, one of only five in the state. Superintendent of Schools Philip Auger congratulated faculty, staff students and their families for the hard work they have put in over the year to foster a successful learning environment at the school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD looking for new recipient in Donegan case

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan, the department is looking for a new recipient for the $5,000 contribution meant for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from Jayne Donegan. The North Kingstown resident was cleared earlier this month of violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges.

Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home. A Third District Court judge initially ordered Donegan to make a $5,000 contribution to MADD, but executive director Gabrielle Abbate issued a statement on April 16 that her organization would not accept the donation from Donegan, saying it would send the “wrong message” about providing alcohol to minors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council debates capital concerns

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s regular meeting, the North Kingstown Town Council discussed a number of issues regarding the upcoming adoption of the FY 2014-15 town budget, most pressing of which is the school department’s plans to replace the HVAC system at North Kingstown High School, which was installed improperly when the new school building was constructed in 2000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Job Corps takes the win

April 30, 2014

EXETER—For many local youth, the Exeter Job Corps provides a platform through which they can gain tangible skills for future employment in many services industries, qualities which are not often taught within the realm of a five-day per week school year. A group of four students have rewarded themselves for applying those skills, taking top honors in the third annual Rhode Island Prostart Culinary Competition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho weeks away from Southern Division meet

April 30, 2014

WEST GREENWICH - It wasn’t a winning day for the Chariho girls’ outdoor track team, but it was a day of close points. The Chargers traveled to Exeter-West Greenwich High School to battle the Scarlet Knights and Avengers, and unfortunately walked away with losses to both teams.

East Greenwich beat Chariho 67-65 and EWG came out on top 76-73. Though Chariho falls to 2-5-0, the girls were very close to sweeping the meet.

S. County beaches: The 2014 idiot’s guide

April 30, 2014

It has been a long, cold winter, and it seems that everyone wants to get to the beaches as quickly as possible. Hopefully, this guide will assist you in your quest for the beach and car passes that you will need, to get you in the fun and sun. It is easy to get those passes if you have the right credentials with you when you go to pick them up. It is difficult and frustrating if you don’t. If you are not positively sure on what paper work is needed for the beach you want access to, please read on. If you don’t check it out, and go to get your pass and are turned away ... don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Warm bus ride turns into a horror story

April 30, 2014

HOPE VALLEY – It was a little over 85 years ago that 26 passengers shook off the frigid Rhode Island weather and boarded a warm bus heading for Boston. It was Feb. 25, 1929 and the time on the clock that morning read 20 minutes past eleven.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK woman charged with DUI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license in Charlestown

April 30, 2014

CHARLESTOWN – Police arrested a South Kingstown woman and a South Carolina man Friday following a police pursuit.

Rachel C. Whaley, 36, of 55 Meadowbrook Way, South Kingstown, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license after she reportedly refused to yield to police while traveling on Route 1 between the South Kingstown line and the East Beach Road exit in Charlestown.

Police had to use a taser on Whaley’s passenger, John R. Pirz, 34, of 4 Whimbrel Court, Beau County, S.C., who was incompliant with officers after Whaley’s vehicle was stopped on Route 1.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council to address Michaud’s school budget reversal

April 30, 2014

RICHMOND — Councilor Paul Michaud’s letter urging Richmond residents to vote against the Chariho school budget will be an agenda item at the next town council meeting on May 6.

After voting with the town council to support a resolution to pass the Chariho school budget on March 18, Michaud later met with the Republican Town Committee and as chairman wrote a letter urging voters to reject the Chariho budget because it did not include substantial cuts, which he said were needed to relieve overburdened taxpayers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton revaluation reveals 10.5 percent drop

April 30, 2014

HOPKINTON — In a town-wide full revaluation, Hopkinton’s property values were reduced by an average of 10.5 percent. Letters with updated property values were mailed to all town residents on April 9.

Rhode Island law mandates property valuation updates every three years to determine the fair market value of all real estate. Full revaluations are required every nine years and include inspection and remeasuring the interior and exterior of properties. Statistical valuations are performed every three years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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