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Location, foundation approved for NK’s Old Town House

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Plans for the restoration of the Old Town House moved one step closer Monday evening as the town council approved its final location, as well as a $66,000 contract to Martone Service, Co. for the structure’s foundation.
The town house, originally built in 1807, was moved from its previous site at Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home, but the structure has remained in limbo, sitting on steel beams while the council has debated location alternatives and construction estimates over the past several months.

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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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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

Scarlet Knight’s season ends in quarterfinals against Portsmouth

November 6, 2014

EXETER-WEST GREENWICH— The Lady Scarlet Knights have had an up and down 2014 season, but this past Thursday in the preliminary stage of the Division I girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich survived on their own home field in a double-overtime win versus 10th seeded Bay View Academy.
After facing off earlier this season in East Providence at Bay View High School and coming away with a 2-0 victory over the Bengals, the Scarlet Knights were poised to have a repeat performance again as they entered the playoffs as the seventh seed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Republicans make big gains in local races

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Candidate Vic Pichette did not gain a seat on the next council, but the Republican was congratulating his colleagues on Tuesday evening at the Carriage Inn and Saloon for their party’s big gains.
“I am thrilled,” he said. “I am ok with losing, and I mean that.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Craven tops Gamba for House Dist. 32

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On a night when many Democratic candidates in the local elections fell to Republican challengers, at the state level the parties for North Kingstown will be more evenly represented.
Incumbents Robert Craven, Sr., a Democrat, and Republican Doreen Costa won House Districts 32 and 31. Craven took 51.8 percent of the overall vote, while challenger and Republican Sharon Gamba gained 47.8 percent.

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Gee tramples Callaghan in Senate Dist. 35 race

November 6, 2014

EAST GREENWICH- Republican candidate Mark Gee has taken the District 35 Senate Seat that includes East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Narragansett and South Kingstown.
Gee took the seat with 5,642 votes over opponent Democrat James Callaghan with 4,729 votes. After serving on the East Greenwich Town Council from 2010 until 2014 and the East Greenwich Board of Fire Commissioners from 2008 to 2013, Gee will continue to serve the residents of East Greenwich as Senator.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Democrats in Exeter take hard hit

November 6, 2014

EXETER—Residents in Exeter may not have gotten a recall of the town council this past year, but two sitting town councilmen will not be back as Republicans Kevin McGovern and Daniel Patterson gained places at the table.
Incumbents on the Exeter Town Council Robert Johnson and William Monahan received onLY 9.6 and 9.3 percent, respectively of the town vote, while Independent Raymond Morrissey Jr. gained the most nods with 1,274 to become the next council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New York man arrested in Exeter for felony possession of a firearm

November 6, 2014

EXETER—A New York man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested by Rhode Island State Police during a traffic stop on Route 95 Saturday evening. According to a release from U.S. District Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Mathew A. Soscia, 23, of Larchmont, New York, is currently being detained in federal custody after he was caught driving well over the speed limit and ‘crossing several lanes.’

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man dies in fire

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Fire Department, an elderly man passed away on Monday due to injuries sustained in a house fire. At approximately 12:58 a.m. early Monday morning, North Kingstown Fire Department received a call regarding a fire at 223 Annaquatucket Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the two-story building engulfed in flames. A family living on the second floor was evacuated without serious injury, but 74 year-old Leroy Madison was rushed to Kent County Hospital.

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