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EAST GREENWICH – As the state considers the legalization of recreational marijuana more seriously than ever before, East Greenwich Substance Abuse Coordinator Bob Houghtaling is making sure the substance’s impact is not underestimated.

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RHODE ISLAND – House Small Business Committee Chair Carol Hagan McEntee (Dist. 33 – South Kingstown, Narragansett) has proposed legislation that would allow restaurants to continue providing al fresco dining for at least another year.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN — When North Kingstown native Haley Lattinville first began her career with the Town of North Kingstown about four and a half years ago, she did so working in a payroll position. 

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SMITH HILL – The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from hundreds of Rhode Islanders on a package of nearly two dozen gun bills. The marathon of a meeting went late into the night last week, drawing out fierce debate from individuals on both sides of the gun control issue. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN- Wickford Middle School Principal Brian lally, will be making a move from his principal’s office to the central administration office after being named the next North Kingstown Director of Human Resources during the North Kingstown School Committee meeting on March 9. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN — Without any debate, the North Kingstown School Committee approved its 2021-22 proposed budget. It will now be sent to the North Kingstown Town Council for approval. 

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Who would ever think that the hottest ticket in town would be to the lift line at Yawgoo Valley Ski  Area this winter? Believe it! And following close behind in demand is a session ticket to the  Yawgoo Valley Tubing Park. Daily lift tickets, group program lessons, and even private lesson  s…

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On February 10, 2021 at 4:13 p.m., the North Kingstown Police Department  received multiple calls for a person firing gunshots at a residence located at 100 Peachtree Road.Upon arrival, police located a deceased white male lying in the roadway with a handgun in front of the residence. Three …

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WOONSOCKET — Apparently caving to criticism that they were moving too slowly to help the pandemic-battered restaurant industry, state officials abruptly called for a sooner-than-planned end to the dine-in curfew Friday.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN–The North Kingstown student body is made up of about 85 percent white students. While, some may question the importance of creating an organization that tackles the issue of race in a town that has little diversity, that is one of the main reasons why a new organization has b…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN–In 2018 it was a mandate by the people of North Kingstown to sell its old library building when almost 80 percent of the voters approved the sale during a special election. 

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EXETER – Rhode Island’s only ski and snowboarding resort, Yawgoo Valley, is finding ways to keep customers on the slopes this winter season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a mix of restricted capacities, timing and adherence to health and safety guidelines, the business said it was abl…

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While it wasn’t able to be voted on at Tuesday, it was announced during the Jan.12 North Kingstown School Committee Meeting that the booster club is seeking to rename the football field. 

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In 2018 North Kingstown voters approved a $27 million Bond Referendum to make improvements to various parts of the town. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Those in need around the state received a recent boost thanks to a collaboration between Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) and the Rhode Island Foundation (RIF). Together, the two entities distributed $100,000 in OSJL gift cards to social service agencies around Rhode Island just …

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KINGSTON – Seeing the fruits (or vegetables) of one’s labor is often gardening’s greatest reward. Still, the state’s top gardeners were recently recognized in the categories of education, newcomer and best overall.

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding, which will provide some much needed assistance to numerous art and culture organizations throughout the state. 

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RHODE ISLAND – The Champlin Foundation announced $18 million of grant funding last week, which will be going toward a diverse group of organizations from around the state. These critical funds will help meet the pressing demands of social services, from fighting hunger and combating the effe…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – President Greg A. Mancini will continue to serve at the helm of the North Kingstown Town Council, though his reelection to the position did not come without a challenge. 

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EAST GREENWICH – Children and parents got an inside look at the dangers of addiction and underage drinking this week in a virtual presentation by Sullivan’s Message, an organization and effort spearheaded by Chris and Kathi Sullivan of Massachusetts. Chris, a former addict and defensive end …

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PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island’s rate of new infections of COVID-19 became among the worst in the world this week, the state is anticipating about 29,000 vaccine doses being available for public distribution this month. Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced the projection while noting that…

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EAST GREENWICH – After 21 members of the East Greenwich Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the neighboring Town of North Kingstown is providing public safety assistance for local residents and emergencies. At the beginning of the week, East Greenwich had only eight firef…

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PROVIDENCE– Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Small Business Coalition today sent letters to Governor Gina Raimondo and members of the Rhode Island General Assembly urging a collaborative effort to provide additional relief to small businesses before the state's CARES Act funds exp…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Next week, the offshore wind project Revolution Wind will be hosting virtual informational sessions for the North Kingstown community and other Rhode Islanders. The sessions will be live online on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN/EXETER – While the Rhode Island Board of Elections have not yet finalized the data, preliminary results for the 2020 election were made available starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with mail ballot and early in-person ballots being added throughout the night. These results are co…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown and Exeter residents are busy casting their ballots today in the General Election, voting for local, state and national candidates for office. While many residents are voting at polling places today, thousands have already sent in their ballots by mail or vo…