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NKPD looking for new recipient in Donegan case

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to North Kingstown Police Chief Thomas Mulligan, the department is looking for a new recipient for the $5,000 contribution meant for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from Jayne Donegan. The North Kingstown resident was cleared earlier this month of violating the town’s social host ordinance, among other charges.

Donegan originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home. A Third District Court judge initially ordered Donegan to make a $5,000 contribution to MADD, but executive director Gabrielle Abbate issued a statement on April 16 that her organization would not accept the donation from Donegan, saying it would send the “wrong message” about providing alcohol to minors.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Town Council debates capital concerns

April 30, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s regular meeting, the North Kingstown Town Council discussed a number of issues regarding the upcoming adoption of the FY 2014-15 town budget, most pressing of which is the school department’s plans to replace the HVAC system at North Kingstown High School, which was installed improperly when the new school building was constructed in 2000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Job Corps takes the win

April 30, 2014

EXETER—For many local youth, the Exeter Job Corps provides a platform through which they can gain tangible skills for future employment in many services industries, qualities which are not often taught within the realm of a five-day per week school year. A group of four students have rewarded themselves for applying those skills, taking top honors in the third annual Rhode Island Prostart Culinary Competition.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for fourth DUI

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN – A Richmond man was arrested last week for driving under the influence after he served time for driving under the influence – death resulting in the late 1990s.

Jamestown police arrested Lawrence Brew, 54, of 45 Kenyon School Road, Richmond, on April 8 shortly after 8 p.m. following a motor vehicle stop on Route 138.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jamestown School Committee talks Narragansett option

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Thursday, the Jamestown School Committee discussed further Narragansett’s recent solicitation to accommodate Jamestown students at Narragansett High School. The committee emphasized that no decisions have yet been made regarding the matter, and that the discussion was aimed at providing another “option” for parents when deciding on where to send their children for high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK native returns to Boston Marathon

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown native Erica Denhoff, a former track and field star, did not finish last year’s 117th Boston Marathon because of the terrorist bombing which ultimately claimed the lives of four victims. At the 118th Boston Marathon, Denhoff experienced an outpouring of encouragement and togetherness from thousands of bystanders and fellow races as she crossed the finish line, unlike anything of which she has been a part before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council praises new market analysis

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to a presentation of the finished town market analysis, a project which aims to more clearly define North Kingstown’s vision for future land use and economic improvement. In June, the town approved the $75,000 study, which was conduct by land-use consulting firm 4Ward Planning.

“The reason that we identified a need for this market analysis so that we could take the assets we have and try to maximize them as an opportunity,” said Paige Bronk, North Kingstown economic development director. “I believe that, there are times where we have to be honest with ourselves about where we are at, [and] the analysis is loaded with opportunities to take North Kingstown to the next level.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Planning holds new hearings on Rolling Greens

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Approximately 60 residents, as well as officials from the Town of Exeter, gathered at the North Kingstown Senior Center on Tuesday evening to express their opinions on the potential Rolling Greens development on the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to the North Kingstown Planning Commission. The three-hour meeting involved and engaged debate among commission members, who reviewed the comprehensive plan amendment and zoning changes which were incorrectly approved in the fall of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Legislation for NK sewer projects currently before House, Senate

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of bills which will move forward North Kingstown’s plans to install sewers throughout town have been heard this week at the State House. Sen. James Sheehan (Dist. 36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) and Rep. Robert Craven (Dist. 32—North Kingstown) submitted joint legislation that would allow North Kingstown to bring a bond referendum to voters on $6.6 million for financing sewers on Post Road—North, as well as for a $4.9 million for sewers in the Wickford commercial area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Court rules for communications tower to be built on Slocum Road

April 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—On March 31, Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers ruled in favor of the North Kingstown Zoning Board of Review in upholding their 2011 decision to grant a series of variances and permits, ultimately paving the way for construction of a new 120-foot telecommunications tower off Slocum Road.

In January and April 2011, T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with its application for a number of variances and special-use permits in order to build a new telecommunications tower at 170 Slocum Road.

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