PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council, today urged the state to create a CARES Act-funded grant program and a state-guaranteed loan strategy to help compensate small businesses that have been most financially impacted by COVID-19. Lt. Gove…
PROVIDENCE, RI – This week, thousands of Rhode Island voters will cast their ballots from home in the state’s June 2 Presidential Primary election. Voters will be electing delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and signaling their choice for either party’s Presidenti…
KINGSTON – From teaching music in Africa, to performing in a nonprofit choir in Boston, to starting a treble group that supports women in music, Elise Felker has explored her passion for music education in many ways.
Pictured from left to right: Roy Rusk, Peter Muhitch and Nic Fabre.
In honor of Memorial Day, thred Eagle Scouts from troop 45, Exeter placed Memorial Day wreaths at both the Exeter library and Exeter town hall in honor of the veterans that gave their lives in protecting our freedoms.
North Kingstown (RI) Wickford Art Association (WAA) is thrilled to announce the return of our most popular exhibit: ART OF THE OCEAN STATE. 2020’s exhibit introduces Jurist William Heydt of Newport to curate a collection of works in all media that represent Rhode Island and all the Ocean Sta…
NORTH KINGSTOWN – In collaboration with Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Commerce, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce on Monday distributed thousands of free masks and vouchers for disinfectant solution to small businesses throughout the state.
EXETER–In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has been working with doctors and nurses to help assist with testing patients at the South County Hospital tent.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Tuesday, the North Kingstown School Committee and department officials discussed various COVID-19-related updates, touching on plans for an “alternative” graduation, the FY 2021 budget and the status of various departments, among other topics.
People’s Credit Union announced this week that, due to the increased demand for food assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be donating nearly $20,000 to four local food pantries.
With the General Assembly taking up the state’s FY2021 budget, the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced its priorities for local communities, requesting a continued commitment to local and education aid. While Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced the state’s budget in January, a great …
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Due to the effect of COVID-19 on activity in the area, the North Kingstown Town Council rescinded a contract for a Wickford Village parking study.
Cranston, RI - The RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has announced that due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and because of current guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease…
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Tuesday, May 19, to submit mail ballot applications for the June 2 Presidential Primary. For the safety of voters and poll workers, Rhode Island’s Presidential Primary will be a mostly mail…
EXETER – Last Wednesday, a Rhode Island Supreme Court justice ruled against the State of Rhode Island in an appeal brought forward by the Towns of Exeter and Richmond, halting the state’s plans to construct a building near Browning Mill Pond.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Town Council on Monday approved the FY 2021 budget of $116.6 million, with almost all of the discussion and contention surrounding the school department funding.
Last week, Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea was once again named to a national election security leadership role. It was announced last Thursday that Gorbea was elected by members of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) to serve on th…
EXETER – After being notified of pre-packaged meals being delivered to the entire state from the University of Rhode Island (URI), two Exeter officials immediately coordinated the distribution of the food to residents throughout the town. The meals were distributed to residents in need, and …
NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Monday, the North Kingstown Town Council held a public hearing on the FY2021 preliminary budget, primarily discussing the economic ramifications of COVID-19 and its negative effect on the budget process. As it was presented this week, the budget totaled roughly $107 mill…
EXETER – During Monday’s remote Exeter Town Council meeting, the emergency management agency (EMA) director, Stefan Coutoulakis, provided an update of how the town was handling the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level. Coutoulakis went over the town’s emergency medical services preparedness,…
NORTH KINGSTOWN – After more than 10-hours of discussion, split over two separate meetings, the North Kingstown Town Council approved the FY2021 preliminary budget, totaling roughly $107 million. In order to make up for a loss in projected revenue, and to keep the tax rate as it currently st…
In response to shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Care New England, a non-profit health system comprising several hospitals in Rhode Island.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last Thursday morning, the North Kingstown Fire Department responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak at Taylor Farms. Seventeen fire rescues were on the scene, along with Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) and Decon teams from neighboring departments. Due to
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Fire Department responded to an ammonia leak at Taylor Farms this morning, April 2. Along with NKFD, multiple other surrounding agencies also responded to the ammonia leak at Taylor Farms, which is located in the Quonset Business Park.
During her daily press briefing today, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced 38 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state to a total of 203 cases. Although this is the highest number of new cases Rhode Island has seen in one day to date, Raimondo assured Rhode Islanders that the state is working diligently.
For the first time the Rhode Island Department of Health has released the location of all positive COVID-19 cases.
The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) announced today that due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Open House Air Show will not take place. The Guard canceled the event as a precautionary measure in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Monday, the Town of North Kingstown declared a state of emergency over the outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus. The town council voted unanimously to direct town manager Ralph Mollis to declare the state of emergency, which will remain in effect until April 8.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Monday, the North Kingstown Town Manager introduced to the town council the preliminary budget for FY2021, totaling nearly $109 million. The budget marks a 4.6 percent increase compared to last year. Various departments will meet with the council in the coming weeks to c…
Earlier this month, a bill to raise wages for early childhood educators was heard by the Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare, and received no opposition. The bill, called the Early Educator Investment Act, seeks to raise compensation for educators of young children,…
NORTH KINGSTOWN – For her senior project, Vanessa Thompson, a North Kingstown High School student, researched the importance of inclusive education within the school district, while also raising awareness of the specialized programs already being implemented.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Eighth graders at Wickford Middle School took part in an all-day event last Thursday, which featured nonverbal drum lessons and poetry, all with a focus on community and social-emotional learning. The event, called Spread the Words: African Drumming and the Moving Poetry Pr…
NORTH KINGSTOWN – As a result of North Kingstown Schools closing because of COVID-19, the school department is offering free lunch to anyone ages 1 to 18 years old.
On Monday, the Town of North Kingstown declared a state of emergency over spreading of COVID-19, or coronavirus. The town council voted unanimously to direct town manager Ralph Mollis to declare the state of emergency, which will remain in effect until April 8.
NORTH KINGSTOWN - The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today that it will be canceling scheduled workshops and events and that the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce of staff will be working remotely effective March 18 to April 2nd. The Chamber will continue…
Due to the statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Southern Rhode Island Newspapers office will be closed to the public until further notice.
In light of the COVID 19 Virus and in an effort to protect our community and do all we can to help control its spread, [the Town of North Kingstown is] taking the following steps regarding the Town Council’s meeting this Monday night, March 16.
On Thursday, North Kingstown Town Manager Ralph Mollis issued the following announcement:
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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present "Fur - Feathers - Fins" from April 2 to April 26. Admission to the caller, located at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI, is free and open to the public.
Dozens of local athletes participated in the Rhode Island Special Olympics Winter Games over the weekend at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area.