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NK Players make last deed one for the community

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In June, four North Kingstown High School students received scholarships totaling $2,000 to pursue fine arts degrees as they head into college. The story behind those scholarships is one of dedication to the local arts by John ‘Jack’ Higby, a founding member of the North Kingstown Players theater group and long-time public school teacher.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Silver Spoon Bakery fights ovarian cancer for a friend

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—Karen Bristow had been Mary Sayles’ neighbor in Warwick for 35 years, each woman babysitting the other’s children as they grew up. On June 28, 2011, Bristow lost a good friend to ovarian cancer and, two years later, has done much to commemorate her life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK woman arrested for $200,000 larceny of elderly father

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown woman was arrested this past Friday as the subject of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into her exploitation of an elder. Barbara Flaherty, 49, of 70 Sedgefield Road was apprehended after it was discovered she had stolen over $200,000 from her 88 year-old father, who is currently residing in an assisted living center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council concerned about Split Rock conditions

July 20, 2013

EXETER – Amidst concerns from both members of the Exeter Town Council and the Exeter Planning Board regarding the Split Rock Mobile Home Park, the town council said the building inspector is in the process of assessing the situation at the park on South County Trail.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town recognizes Cranston as official historian

July 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At the insistence of many town officials and local residents, the town council presented a proclamation on Monday evening to establish G. Timothy Cranston, North Kingstown’s go-to historical resource, as the town’s first official historian. Cranston has published and spoken widely about North Kingstown’s historic people and places, and takes up the role with pride.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter FD receives $40,000 federal grant

July 20, 2013

EXETER—State legislators announced this week that the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1, will be receiving approximately $40,000 in grant monies to help purchase new equipment for the 47-member force. The grant award was the result work done by state and local officials to procure funding for the department.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Miss Rhody’ a popular draw at Exeter ice cream shop

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Taking a stop by the Oak Harbour Village Shopping Center off South County Trail in Exeter, one will see a unique monument standing in front of the newly established Kiki’s Udderly Cool Ice Cream Shop; a painted cow. The bovine statue has been a giant topic of conversation for customers, and owner Michelle Fabricant is excited to see people enjoying both the ice cream and the cow’s detailed painted body.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A unique tourist visits on Fourth of July

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown received a different kind of tourist on July 4 when a Risso dolphin showed up in the waters of Hamilton Cove, The dolphin, which typically travels nearer to the continental shelf, was spotted by Harbormaster Ed Hughes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Business plans new ferry to Block Island

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Block Island may be the destination for a new fast ferry this summer, and its departure point will come from farther afield than Galilee or Newport. Rhode Island Fast Ferry announced last week that it would be launching a new route between Quonset and Block Island, scheduled to begin operating as early as next summer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Suspects in home invasion arrested

July 12, 2013

WEST GREENWICH— Four men have been arrested by Rhode Island State and West Greenwich Police departments in connection to a home invasion in West Greenwich last Sunday.
According to Col. Steven O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, and West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsay, on June 30, a home located on Mishnock Road was broken into during the early morning.

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