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Man arraigned in Superior Court for NK robbery

April 3, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—After being extradited from Florida, a South Kingstown man who allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree in January was arraigned in Washington County Superior Court last Wednesday on two felony counts, including first degree robbery and use of a firearm during a violent crime.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Split Rock owner gets more time

April 3, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Richard Palmer, owner of the Split Rock Trailer Park on South County Trail in Exeter, has been given more time to resolve the health and safety issues for which he has been criticized in recent months. Anna Cole of the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management said Monday that Palmer will have a 30 day extension to their notice of enforcement given last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local reps nominated to positions by new House speaker Mattiello

April 3, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Two local legislators have been selected to committees by newly elected House speaker Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (Dist. 15—Cranston), who took the position after former speaker Gordon Fox resigned while being investigated by state and federal authorities. Reps. Doreen Costa (Dist. 31—Exeter, North Kingstown) and Robert E. Craven Sr. (Dist. 32—North Kingstown) will serve as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee and chair of House Committee on Municipal Government, respectively.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Flooding causes drain blockages in NK

April 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—As prolonged and heavy rains passed through New England this past weekend, rivers began to burst their banks in many communities. With over five inches of rainfall reported in some areas of the state, North Kingstown witnessed areas of flooding, but not significant damage.

According to Phil Bergeron, director of public works, the worst incident was a flooded home in the Oak Hill area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rolling Greens hearing scheduled for April 15

April 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, Director of Planning Jon Reiner presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with dates for a new public hearing regarding the comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes made in December 2012, which originally moved forward the Rolling Greens mixed-unit development at the intersection of Routes 102 and 2. The changes, which were voided in February because of an advertising error on the part of the town, will be re-heard on April 15 by the commission for recommendation to the town council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DMS students go exploring on research vessel Okeanos

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last month, the 180 students that make up the sixth grade at Davisville Middle School entered into a classroom much bigger than four walls and desks. Over four days in February, students visited the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Okeanos Explorer, the only federal research vessel dedicated to only ocean exploration.

Upon visiting the 224-foot long vessel docked at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus in Narragansett, students were able to speak with crew members and engineers about ocean exploration, and learn about the tools that are used in order to gain knowledge of the world below the waves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK’s Supreme Court appeal of fire decision moves forward

March 27, 2014

WARWICK—Last Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg issued an order to place North Kingstown’s Supreme Court appeal of Judge Brian Stern’s January decision in favor of the town’s firefighters on the upcoming court calendar. The order also allows both the town and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, to issue briefs prior to a court date being decided.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Man arrested for carrying rifle into store

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A Warwick man was arrested last Friday afternoon after allegedly walking into the Dollar Store with an antique rifle stashed in a duffel bag. Dimas Pestana, 58, of 132 Potowomut Road, Warwick, was arrested after witnesses saw him walk into the store and ask a cashier inside to hold onto the weapon while he entered the building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State taking action on rising human trafficking concerns

March 27, 2014

PROVIDENCE—The underground world of human trafficking is not just a brothel in a third world country or a prostitution ring in some European city, but within many communities throughout the United States. Rhode Island is not immune to sex and forced labor trafficking among its streets, and legislators, law enforcement and advocacy groups are beginning to realize the growing problem.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family honors a local physician with 5K race

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Whenever Theresa Botelho took her children to Dr. Robert Trivett’s pediatric practice over the years, she always knew that they were in good hands. Trivett, who passed away last March from the effects of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, will be honored for the care he had given to patients in North Kingstown over a 30-year career with a 5K running event.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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