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New faces at the 2013 Wickford Art Festival

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Wickford Art Festival, one of the most iconic artistic events in the state, is starting up once more this weekend. According to new Festival Director Bruce Luscombe, a handful of newcomers will be joining the already populous ranks of artists for the 2013 edition.

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Residents continue Rolling Greens complaint

July 5, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of residents, led by Colin O’Sullivan and Rick L. Thompson, are continuing their Superior Court complaint with the town regarding the proposed mixed-use Rolling Greens development. The plans, amendments in the town’s Comprehensive Plan for which were approved in December 2012, have come under considerable opposition by residents who want to see the area preserved.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter having trouble with beaver dams

July 5, 2013

EXETER—On Monday evening, the town council went though a short agenda, addressing one of the more unique public safety issues that the town faces every year. During the early summer months, beavers flock to Exeter’s waterways, building dams and blocking flow.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Interest arbitration hearings commence

July 5, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday, representatives for both the town and North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 met for their first arbitration hearing, a decision stipulated in Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s June 22 ruling for interest arbitration.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI researchers developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

June 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island is working with Green Fins LLC to develop a new industry in Rhode Island raising tuna stocks. The concept is to develop a process by which Rhode Island companies can spawn tuna and raise them for sale.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council discusses old town house move

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town council held a discussion Monday evening regarding the upcoming move of the old town house from its current home next to Cranston Murphy Funeral Home to the Wickford Elementary School site on Boone Street. In April, the Historic District Commission voted unanimously to allow the move so that the funeral home could expand its operations while preserving the structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Valedictorian, Salutatorian will miss tight-knit EWG community

June 29, 2013

EXETER—Graduating from high school often leaves students awash in a flood of emotions, from excitement and anticipation to nervousness and even fear. It is a new world beyond high school, but for Exeter-West Greenwich Valedictorian Nathan Stromberg and Salutatorian Ashley Peltier, their memories with teachers and classmates will always remain.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EWG Senior High School Class of 2013 taking future in stride

June 29, 2013

KINGSTON—As family members filed into the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island this past Saturday, imminent graduates mulled about in the structure’s underbelly, giving high fives and relating stories about all the times they spent together in and outside of the classroom. The Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School Class of 2013 was ready to move on.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

‘Mini-tsunami’ strikes Wickford Harbor

June 29, 2013

Scientists say event caused by weather phenomenon termed a ‘derecho’

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When one hears the word ‘tsunami,’ dramatic images of devastated coastlines and rushing surges of sea water come to mind. Although less damaging than the tsunamis that struck Indonesia in 2004 or Japan in 2011, Wickford Harbor was struck by a so-called ‘mini tsunami’ earlier this month, and local scientists have been trying to figure out the cause.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee debates technology costs

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—School committee members engaged in a lengthy debate regarding technology costs at North Kingstown schools on Tuesday evening, scrutinizing the purchase of $172,000 worth in laptops and equipment. The school department has deemed the purchase necessary in order to comply with the upcoming PARCC assessments, which are scheduled to replace the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing in 2014.

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