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June 4th, 2012

Updating affordable housing

June 4, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Town officials met with representatives from Horsley Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Massachusetts who was hired by the town in January to conduct the update of its Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan, drafted in 1999, details information about the town, such as housing and open-space development, land-use, and economic development, which have a direct impact on decision-making in Narragansett.

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June 3rd

Planning Commission discusses options

June 3, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Planning Commission engaged in a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening regarding a comprehensive plan amendment that was denied by the Statewide Planning Program that dealt with the Schartner Farms property.
The discussion centered around a March 26 letter from the planning program to the NK Planning Department explaining the denial. The piece of property was originally zoned village-residential and the town changed it to commercial in 2007, which was reflected in the future land use map and zoning ordinance.

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Breaking news: Chariho's Marsella out at states

June 3, 2012

If Chariho is going to win its second consecutive boys outdoor track title Sunday then it is going to have to do it without senior All-State star Mike Marsella.
“Mike is not entered in the meet today,” said Chariho coach Bill Haberek said prior to Sunday's RIIL Boys and Girls State Championship Meet at Brown University. “… He basically hasn’t been running since the 19th [of May].”
At the Class A Championships on May 19 Marsella competed in the 3,000 and was noticeably not himself. He finished in seventh place.

Today's schedule - Sunday, June 3

June 3, 2012

Division I playoffs
Chariho vs. North Kingstown at Lischio Field, 1 p.m.
Division II playoffs
West Warwick vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Wawaloam Field, 3 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Division III finals
Narragansett vs. Smithfield at Rhode Island College, 3 p.m.
Boys track
RIIL Championships at Brown University, 12:30 p.m.
Girls track
RIIL Championships at Brown University, 12:30 p.m.

June 2nd

Tell Me Your Story: Mattscheck man for the job

June 2, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER – As the owner of two large dogs including an adopted Rottweiler-mix, Stephen P. “Steve” Mattscheck has a soft spot for animals. He’s also connected to the Exeter Animal Shelter, adjacent to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which he now directs.
“I helped build the facility,” he says of the shelter. “Public Works is already responsible for all the public buildings and grounds and we’ve worked there – replacing windows and doors, making repairs; it was all done in-house.”

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June 1st

Local man arrested for $20M fraud

June 1, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown resident was arrested early last Thursday morning, along with a New York man, in connection with a $20 million Medicaid fraud scheme.
Gary F. Anusavice, 59, of 229 Potter Road, North Kingstown, also known as “Gary Andrews,” “Gary Andrus” and “Gary Francis,” was arrested at his home on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiring to commit health care fraud and making false statements involving federal health care programs.

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May 31st

Town, fire union claim victory after ruling

May 31, 2012


NORTH KINGSTOWN—From the moment the North Kingstown Town Council passed a highly controversial ordinance forcibly implementing a three-platoon system where town firefighters would work 24-hour shifts every three days, members from both the council and the fire union, North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF, argued that the battle was inevitably heading to court.

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