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Residents concerned about WES zoning changes

June 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — At Tuesday evening’s planning commission meeting, residents expressed their concerns regarding proposed Comprehensive Plan and zoning changes which would allow Wickford Elementary School to be renovated as a hotel and conference staging structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter residents call for removal of council members

June 21, 2013

EXETER—Earlier this month, a group of Exeter residents submitted their signatures to form a petition committee, aiming to canvass the public about removing four of five Exeter Town Council members. The move comes in response to discontent regarding the council’s resolution to place concealed weapons permitting in the hands of the Attorney General’s Office, removing the responsibility from the town clerk.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gist tours businesses in Quonset

June 21, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN— Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist took the opportunity Monday morning to visit Quonset in North Kingstown, learning about the port’s diverse business community and how education in Rhode Island can assist them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown gets assist from EPA in climate change study

June 21, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be giving a boost to North Kingstown’s efforts in analyzing climate change, announcing last week that it will send a consulting team to Rhode Island as part of its Smart Growth program to examine the economic impacts of environmental issues such as sea level rise and natural disasters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Over 400 runners show for Katie DeCubellis race

June 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Walkers and runners of all ages joined together at the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Fund (KDMF) race on Sunday to help raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving. The 5K race was in honor of Katie DeCubellis, who was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old in October 1999.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter’s Jessica Marfeo crowned Miss Rhode Island

June 17, 2013

KINGSTON – Beauty and brains is a powerful combination. Add a mountain of courage to the mix and you get Jessica Marfeo, a University of Rhode Island junior recently crowned Miss Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Class of 2013 looks to future, grateful for opportunities given

June 14, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—With excited minds and a single red rose in hand, students of the North Kingstown High School Class of 2013 processed into the Ryan Center in order to cap off their four years of hard work, a diploma waiting at the end. Family members crowded into their seats this past Friday evening as students fixed tassels and talked about what they’ll miss, where they’d be going to college.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Bronk presents need for town market analysis

June 14, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN - On Monday evening, Director of Economic Development Paige Bronk presented a proposal to the town council to conduct a market analysis of the the town. The study, which will cost approximately $75,000, will aim to assess the town’s current economic climate and what can be done in the future to expand business.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town to move fire maintenance to old Stanley-Bostitch building

June 14, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN - A new fire maintenance building will be going into the old Stanley-Bostich location on Callahan Road after the town council voted this past Monday evening in executive session. Council members have been discussing options for a new home for fire maintenance, which currently resides at Power Street in Quonset.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council concerned about high school air conditioning issues

June 14, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Town Council spoke with representatives from the school department on Monday evening to discuss the ongoing heating and air conditioning issues which have impacted North Kingstown High School since it was built in 2001. Members of the Facilities Subcommittee were on hand to discuss the school committee’s request of $72,300 in reimbursement for a study which they will conduct to address the high school’s problems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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