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BankNewport robbery suspect apprehended

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In conjunction with East Greenwich Police Department, North Kingstown Police detectives made quick work of finding their suspect who robbed the BankNewport off Ten Rod Road last Wednesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK school committee continues difficult budget discussions

March 1, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The school committee met again on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to debate further the budget process for Fiscal Year 2013-14, namely the discrepancy between expenditures and declining revenues. Members Robert Jones and William Mudge, III, the committee representatives on the budget sub-committee, presented their formal concerns regarding the process.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Planning Commission continues Rolling Greens discussion

February 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday evening, the Planning Commission met to discuss continued efforts to conceptualize an acceptable layout for the future retail/residential development at Rolling Greens on Route 102. The development’s architect, Donald Powers of Union Architects in Providence, presented five alternative layouts which could offer a workable area that is inviting to both the consumer public and those living within the development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wounded eagle recovering at NK wildlife center

February 22, 2013

SAUNDERSTOWN — Many across the state were shocked last week to hear about the bald eagle which was found near the Johnston Landfill, shot by an unknown assailant sometime in the recent past. The bird is now under the care of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) in Saunderstown, and was scheduled to undergo a CAT Scan on Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Job Corps freeze concerns local reps

February 8, 2013

EXETER—Council members discussed the weakening of a valuable community program, the Exeter Job Corps Center, which faces an enrollment freeze, designated by the federal Department of Labor on Jan. 18.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern issues order for 24-hour shifts to end

February 8, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN— On Monday, Superior Court Judge Brian Stern upheld a December decision in favor of the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651, who have been at odds with the town council regarding a new collective bargaining agreement, ordering the town to end its imposition of 24-hour shifts for the firefighters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Embury calls Judge Stern's decision a 'head-scratcher'

December 26, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Town Manager, Michael Embury, in response to Friday’s Superior Court decision rendered by Judge Brian J. Stern, fired off a three-page letter to the town council bullet-pointing his concerns and suggestive remedies for the judge’s legal rulings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Stern decision a victory for fire union

December 25, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– On Friday, Superior Court Judge Brian J. Stern handed down his ruling, a long-awaited decision in the heated battle between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the Town, bearing on the Town’s changes to certain terms of employment having effect on district firefighters’ wage, support and scheduling structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKHS student praised for scholarly efforts

December 24, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It’s been a great month for Sam Finneran.
Finneran, a North Kingstown High School senior, picked up two honors last week as the NK School Committee commended him for being named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin selected him as his “principal nomination” for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Dedicated donkeys are still bringing light to the world

December 23, 2012

During this holy season of Advent, in which we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, I find myself contemplating the role of the humble donkey in the two most significant events in Christianity.
A donkey was there in the beginning, carrying Mary to a stable in Bethlehem; another was present at the end, bearing Christ triumphantly into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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