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NK School Committee debates tennis courts removal at WMS

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the potential of removing the aging tennis courts at Wickford Middle School. Superintendent of schools Philip Auger detailed the reasoning behind the request, stating the courts posed a safety threat to students, as well as detracting from the school’s appearance.

“The tennis courts haven’t gotten the attention that they used to and have deteriorated to the point that they are very rusty, and falling over to one side,” said Auger. “It doesn’t seem like a safe place for our kids and is an eye sore.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town approves license for new 007 Bar owners

September 26, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council voted to approve a renewal of the liquor license at 007 Bar and Grille on Post Road, a business which has struggled in recent years to remain successful and is currently in receivership. Representatives for current receivership owner Tiogue Properties, LLC, as well as the prospective operator, Providence Coal Fired Pizza on Westminster St, were on hand to explain the complex transfer of the former 007 Bar and Grille’s liquor license.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Block Island opposes Quonset ferry route

September 26, 2013

NEW SHOREHAM – The town of New Shoreham voted last week against supporting the proposed Rhode Island Fast Ferry Service from Quonset to Block Island.

Town Manager Nancy O. Dodge confirmed that the New Shoreham Town Council voted 4-1 not to support Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s application currently before the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hamilton Elementary educator named NK’s teacher of the year

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Sally Levesque, from Hamilton Elementary School, has been named Teacher of the Year 2013. Teaching the fourth grade for 26 years, Levesque was overwhelmed to hear the news.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI student assists cancer clinic in Peru

September 20, 2013

KINGSTON—Peru is a beautiful country, complete with towering mountains lost among the clouds and ancient Incan ruins nestled between them. For a group of University of Rhode Island students, however, their trip to the South American country opened their eyes to a different reality of life.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

State labor board tables official decision

September 20, 2013

CRANSTON—The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board (SLRB) has delayed the official release of its decision in favor of the North Kingstown firefighters against the town of North Kingstown and its council. The North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA), Local 1651, have had a complaint pending for the past several months, claiming that the town engaged in ‘unfair labor practices’ in regards to the March 6, 2012, resolution which implemented a three-platoon shift system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Forest Park Elementary remembers fallen friend

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Sept. 3, 10-year-old Forest Park Elementary School student Elise Jackson tragically lost her battle with a rare auto immune disease that required a lung transplant which never came.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK planning debates town vision for Wickford Junction

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission held a lengthy discussion with officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation regarding the town’s vision for the Wickford Junction area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town moves to dismiss Rolling Greens complaint

September 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The town is seeking to throw out a Superior Court complaint issued by a group of residents who are opposed to the town’s planned mixed-use development at the intersection of Routes 2 and 102.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Reading Street program assessing student achievement in EWG

September 12, 2013

EXETER – At the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School Committee meeting on Tuesday evening, Deborah Blake, reading supervisor for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, presented data and progress on the students in the district who exceeded the expectations through a new program called “Reading Street.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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