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Vicious dog case going to Superior Court

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A local dog owner will now appeal to Superior Court for her pet’s release after North Kingstown Police enforced a town ordinance in October which states no vicious dog can be housed within a mile of a school or day-care facility. Kimberly Miserendino had her two pitbulls taken away after NKPD determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee discusses study on full-day K

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Tuesday’s first meeting with the new school committee, members discussed the benefits and challenges of implementing full-day kindergarten in North Kingstown. Only Quidnessett Elementary has a full day program currently, and a recent community survey has shown that many parents, as well as school administrators and teachers, are in favor of sending students to a full day of kindergarten.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDEM announces more than $3 million in open space grants

December 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE—The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Tuesday over $3.5 million in open space grants for various municipalities and organizations throughout the state. Locally, North Kingstown will receive approximately $124,000 to help purchase a 5.3 acre parcel on Gilbert Stuart Road.
The land is a wooded habitat resting alongside Carr Pond serving as the home for a number of migratory birds and mammals, including white-tailed deer. According to RIDEM’s release, the property is the last open space parcel to be purchased around the pond.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students crack the codes at Forest Park Elementary

December 11, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Walking past Fourth Grade teacher Kim Johnson’s classroom, one might think class was finishing as students gave fist pumps and celebratory shouts of ‘yes!’ At Forest Park Elementary School on Tuesday, however, students were participating in the ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide event aimed at improving interest and ability in computer science.
“You’re all computer scientists already!” said instructor Bea Lukens to Johnson’s students.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD on lookout for Webster Bank robber

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Police are on the lookout for a white male who robbed a local bank on Monday. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a man wearing a hood and sunglasses entered the Webster Bank at 1041 Ten Road Road and demanded money from the teller.
According to a release from North Kingstown Police Department, the suspect was not carrying a weapon. He fled from the scene in a dark colored Jeep Cherokee, although the license plate was not identified.
Police have described the suspect as about 6 feet tall, and was wearing a tan coat and pants at the time of the robbery.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU challenges police action against dog owner

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has taken up the cause of a local dog owner who has been the subject of local police investigation and subsequent punishment. Kimberly Miserendino has had her two pitbulls taken away after North Kingstown Police Department determined them vicious, stemming from a July 26 biting incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fraud complaints on rise in NK

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Police Department’s most recent monthly report, complaints of fraud have risen approximately 27 percent from last year. In 2013-14, the department received 33 complaints, compared to 44 this year.
In October 2014 alone, NKPD received 13 complaints, as opposed to eight the year before.
“That is a big number,” said Town Councilman Kerry McKay at the Nov. 24 town council meeting.

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Exeter Council weighs new town hall offer

December 4, 2014

EXETER—Kenneth Glantz of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition extended a potentially helping hand to the Exeter Town Council Monday evening, offering their current location on Ten Rod Road as a future home for the town’s offices. The building, which is currently valued at approximately $675,000, could go for cheaper if the town chooses to purchase it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jamestown to send students to Narragansett

November 26, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Thursday evening, the Jamestown School Committee unanimously voted to give high school students the option to attend Narragansett High School, beginning in September 2015. The decision comes after a long discussion between the two school districts, one which Jamestown School Committee Chair Cathy Kaiser has said does not affect the town’s relationship with North Kingstown, where high school-age students from Conanicut Island currently attend public school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council talks school admin building lease

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Town Solicitor James Reilly was on hand Monday evening to give his take on the school district’s legal justification for entering into a lease agreement without the council’s approval. North Kingstown School District’s attorney Mary Ann Carroll said last week that the five-year lease for a new administrative building in Quonset was allowed under Rhode Island law.

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