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NK’s Supreme Court appeal of fire decision moves forward

March 27, 2014

WARWICK—Last Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg issued an order to place North Kingstown’s Supreme Court appeal of Judge Brian Stern’s January decision in favor of the town’s firefighters on the upcoming court calendar. The order also allows both the town and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, to issue briefs prior to a court date being decided.

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Man arrested for carrying rifle into store

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A Warwick man was arrested last Friday afternoon after allegedly walking into the Dollar Store with an antique rifle stashed in a duffel bag. Dimas Pestana, 58, of 132 Potowomut Road, Warwick, was arrested after witnesses saw him walk into the store and ask a cashier inside to hold onto the weapon while he entered the building.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State taking action on rising human trafficking concerns

March 27, 2014

PROVIDENCE—The underground world of human trafficking is not just a brothel in a third world country or a prostitution ring in some European city, but within many communities throughout the United States. Rhode Island is not immune to sex and forced labor trafficking among its streets, and legislators, law enforcement and advocacy groups are beginning to realize the growing problem.

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Family honors a local physician with 5K race

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Whenever Theresa Botelho took her children to Dr. Robert Trivett’s pediatric practice over the years, she always knew that they were in good hands. Trivett, who passed away last March from the effects of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, will be honored for the care he had given to patients in North Kingstown over a 30-year career with a 5K running event.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woodland Greens under new ownership

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Since moving to North Kingstown with his family in 2006, golf course architect Robert McNeil wanted to eventually own his own business in town. This past Friday, McNeil has fulfilled his own dream, purchasing the former Woodland Greens Golf Club on Old Baptist Road.

“This is a childhood dream of mine,” said McNeil, president of The Northeast Golf Company. “I have been looking for a golf property for years, [and] this one is close to home. I have played it a few times, [and] the golf course is very good and has a good history.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee addresses wireless concerns

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Over the past number of months, a number parents and residents have expressed concerns regarding the wireless internet which is currently being installed in North Kingstown schools. Parents and residents have cited possible long-term health risks with increased exposure to electromagnetic waves produced by the technology. On Tuesday evening, Superintendent Philip Auger and the school committee addressed those concerns.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council adopts preliminary budget

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to adopt Town Manager Michael Embury’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The budget, which totals $99.9 million, will continue to be discussed and altered until its final adoption in May.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community concerned about wireless technology in schools

March 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—As districts throughout the state install wireless internet in their schools, a growing number of residents in North Kingstown and other communities are asking questions about the health concerns regarding the technology. Last Thursday evening, a group of approximately 35 people gathered at the North Kingstown Community Center to hear Camilla Rees, an author of a number of books on electromagnetic health and the dangers of wireless technologies, such as wireless and cell phone use, to which we are exposed daily.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Embury presents first budget to NK council

March 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At a work session on Tuesday evening, North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury presented two preliminary budget proposals for FY 2014-15 to the town council. The first proposes a tax levy increase of 2.88 percent, or a tax rate of $16.08, while the second suggests a levy increase of 2.60 percent, or a tax rate of $19.02.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robbery suspect arrested in Florida

March 20, 2014

CLERMONT, Fla.—Joshua Rayta, a South Kingstown man who allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree in January, was arrested by special agents of the U.S. Marshals Service on March 7 after fleeing the state.

North Kingstown Police Department, who had known Rayta fled to Florida for more than a month after robbing a Dollar Tree on Jan. 25, had an indictment returned in February from the Washington County Grand Jury for Rayta’s arrest.

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