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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

Council debates privatization of NK transfer station

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, town council members continued a discussion on the merits of privatizing and sharing services of the North Kingstown Transfer Station at 345 Devil’s Foot Road. During the budget process earlier this year, Councilman Richard Welch had asked Phil Bergeron, director of Public Works, to produce a study on the feasibility of increasing the allowance of commercial hauling at the station, as well as potentially contracting private haulers instead of utilizing town employees.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Human remains found in Exeter

September 12, 2013

EXETER—An investigation is currently underway after Rhode Island State Police were informed this past Friday that human remains were in a wooded area near Purgatory Road in Exeter. A Warwick resident who was walking the area in preparation for deer hunting season made the discovery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fry avoids dismissal of civil suit against RIH

September 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Timothy Fry, ex-husband to convicted murderer Kimberly Fry, will be able to continue his civil suit against Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and his family’s former therapist Wendy Phillips after submitting court-ordered questions to the defendants.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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