Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Standard-Times

In today's Standard Times

May 30, 2013

Hello readers!

Every Thursday, we will bring you a run-down of the news in our latest weekly edition of The Standard Times. This week, the town council has approved a purchase agreement with a local developer for the Wickford Elementary School. The North Kingstown School Committee has begun its new plans for the Davisville Elementary School, and the RI Board of Education seeks to arm campus police. All of these stories in more in this week's The Standard Times!

Thank you for your readership!
The Standard Times staff

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Open meetings law complaint rejected

May 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s Office issued its decision Monday regarding North Kingstown School Committee member William Mudge’s September 2012 complaint that his colleagues violated open meetings laws (OMA) when calling an Aug. 27, 2012 emergency meeting. The gathering to address committee members about the pending strike of the school’s Educational Support Union (NKESP), alleges Mudge, was unnecessary and a violation of the OMA, a point which the Attorney General’s Office’s rejects.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DMS breaking and entering suspect caught

May 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The suspect observed breaking into Davisville Middle School last week was apprehended this past Friday after days of investigation by the North Kingstown Police Department. Joseph Scott Howell, 27, of 116 West Allenton Road, North Kingstown, was arrested after he was positively identified with surveillance cameras.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New mussel farm proposed off Jamestown shores

May 17, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A new mussel farm may be coming to the west shore of Jamestown. As interest across the state in the shellfishing industry grows across the state, Adam Silkes of American Mussel Harvesters in North Kingstown has submitted an application to the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to develop a 2,400 square foot site, cultivating blue mussels, in the waters just south of the Jamestown Bridge.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Supreme Court stays fire decision

May 17, 2013

PROVIDENCE—The Supreme Court granted the town of North Kingstown a stay of Judge Brian Stern’s Feb. 7 order to put an end to the three-platoon, 24-hour shift system for town firefighters. Negotiations over the past months between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the town have failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement, and the stay ensures that the firefighters remain under the town’s preferred work system until the Supreme Court makes a final decision.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Planning further debates Frenchtown Road development

May 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Planning Commission continued its discussion on the proposed Commons development on Frenchtown Road, debating potential zoning and Comprehensive Plan changes necessary for the mixed-use retail project to move forward. Developer Frenchtown Road Partners, LLC, has been working over the past two years with the towns of North Kingstown and East Greenwich to agree upon an acceptable site layout and makeup for the construction which aims to bring in large retail businesses such as CVS and McDonald’s to Frenchtown Road.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council approves 2014 budget

May 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On the evening of Wednesday, May 1, the town council spent nearly three hours discussing potential reductions and the town’s financial stability moving forward into the next fiscal year. The council approved approximately $520,000 in cuts to the fiscal year 2014 proposed budget, which totals nearly $97.5 million, in order to make additional tax increases less burdensome on North Kingstown residents.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown awarded $70,000 for trail improvements

May 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE — This past Friday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Trails Advisory Committee, announced that it is awarding $1.52 million worth in funding for recreational trail projects throughout the state. In South County, five initiatives have received money, including the refurbishment of 3.5 miles of trails in North Kingstown and creation of a new trail on the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Russell agrees to release slain bomber’s body

May 6, 2013

Tsarnaev family prepared to receive son Tamerlane’s remains

PROVIDENCE—According to statement released on Tuesday by her attorney Amato DeLuca, Katherine Russell and the Tsarnaev family will be able to receive the remains of her slain husband, the Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlane Tsarnaev. Russell, a native of North Kingstown, has been the center of an FBI investigation regarding her knowledge of her husband’s activities leading up to his April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon and subsequent evasion of police, resulting in four deaths and over 170 people injured.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Marathon tragedy hits home for NK athletes

April 18, 2013

By the time the explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Caitlin Wilson was already safely on a train back to Wickford Station.
She admits though, it’s eerie thinking what could have happened had a few things gone differently Monday afternoon.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes