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Council concerned about high school air conditioning issues

June 14, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Town Council spoke with representatives from the school department on Monday evening to discuss the ongoing heating and air conditioning issues which have impacted North Kingstown High School since it was built in 2001. Members of the Facilities Subcommittee were on hand to discuss the school committee’s request of $72,300 in reimbursement for a study which they will conduct to address the high school’s problems.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Weapon permitting bill presented to House committee

June 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Rep. Larry Valencia (Dist. 39—Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton) presented the latest version of House Bill 6160 to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, legislation which would remove the town clerk in Exeter from being responsible for approving concealed weapons permits to residents.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Anusavice pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

June 6, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—North Kingstown resident Gary Anusavice pleaded guilty on Monday in a federal courtroom to charges of health care fraud and tax evasion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK man killed in motorcycle accident

May 31, 2013

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn.—Brandon Burns, 24, a North Kingstown native was killed this past Sunday evening after his motorcycle veered into oncoming traffic on Route 201 in North Stonington, Conn.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town approves plan for Wickford Elementary

May 31, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Town Manager Michael Embury announced last week that the town has entered into a purchase and sales agreement with Stanley Weiss Associates, LLC to redevelop Wickford Elementary School. The building, which has been closed since 2005, has been the subject of a number of discussions over the past several years as to how it should be best utilized.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

In today's Standard Times

May 30, 2013

Hello readers!

Every Thursday, we will bring you a run-down of the news in our latest weekly edition of The Standard Times. This week, the town council has approved a purchase agreement with a local developer for the Wickford Elementary School. The North Kingstown School Committee has begun its new plans for the Davisville Elementary School, and the RI Board of Education seeks to arm campus police. All of these stories in more in this week's The Standard Times!

Thank you for your readership!
The Standard Times staff

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Open meetings law complaint rejected

May 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin’s Office issued its decision Monday regarding North Kingstown School Committee member William Mudge’s September 2012 complaint that his colleagues violated open meetings laws (OMA) when calling an Aug. 27, 2012 emergency meeting. The gathering to address committee members about the pending strike of the school’s Educational Support Union (NKESP), alleges Mudge, was unnecessary and a violation of the OMA, a point which the Attorney General’s Office’s rejects.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

DMS breaking and entering suspect caught

May 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The suspect observed breaking into Davisville Middle School last week was apprehended this past Friday after days of investigation by the North Kingstown Police Department. Joseph Scott Howell, 27, of 116 West Allenton Road, North Kingstown, was arrested after he was positively identified with surveillance cameras.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New mussel farm proposed off Jamestown shores

May 17, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A new mussel farm may be coming to the west shore of Jamestown. As interest across the state in the shellfishing industry grows across the state, Adam Silkes of American Mussel Harvesters in North Kingstown has submitted an application to the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to develop a 2,400 square foot site, cultivating blue mussels, in the waters just south of the Jamestown Bridge.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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