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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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North Kingstown residents at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013

As the events of yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon surged throughout the world, thoughts have turned in communities throughout Rhode Island to local residents, families and loved ones who were running in the Marathon. From North Kingstown, six were registered:

Frank A. Coseglia, 60
Dianna Glass, 43
Linda Huiteau, 56
Ian Kulin, 48
Gail C. Long, 42
George Marr, 38

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North Kingstown at forefront of climate change awareness

March 29, 2013

Town teams up with URI to better understand sea level rise

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Teresa Crean of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center (CRC) presented the town with an initiative that research group has been working on in conjunction with the town’s planning department. Last year, the CRC received a $100,000 grant to develop a program which examined sea level rise and associated climate change effects in North Kingstown.

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RIDOT presents Post Road ‘diet’ to North Kingstown Town Council

March 29, 2013

Opinion divided on benefit of Post Road lane reductions

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) outline their plans for a new look to Post Road, giving the town’s main thoroughfare what is called a ‘road diet.’

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Sheehan wants office to combat government fraud, mismanagement

March 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In light of a report released last week by Governor Lincoln Chafee this past week uncovering fraud and mismanagement in the state’s food stamp (EBT) and Medicaid programs, Sen. James C. Sheehan (Dist.36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation which would establish a state inspector general’s office to help bring a higher level of consistency and efficiency to the state’s finances.

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