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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Town of North Kingstown will be hosting its 3rd Annual Open House event next Monday, inviting the public to stop by the Municipal Office Building to talk with town officials and staff, as well as view the artwork of local students that will be displayed throughout the b…

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EXETER – Members of the Exeter Town Council on Monday raised a series of new concerns around the Fish Barn, a unique and unfinished structure in town that has previously been the subject of both curiosity and consternation.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, just in time for Thanksgiving, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) announced that it would be donating thousands of dollars and hundreds of turkeys to the Make A Difference Foundation.

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EXETER – On Monday, the Exeter Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to raise the tax exemption for volunteer firefighters. The resolution, which requests that changes be made to state law in order to increase exemptions, will be sent to the town’s legislative delegation to be taken…

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Dec. 6 and 7 Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble 2019: on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Ring in the holiday season with the Annual Charlestown RI Holiday Ramble! Grab a friend and enjoy festive local merriment and one-of-a-kind shopping throughout Cross’ Mills C…

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The annual tree lighting in Updike Park kicked off a weekend of fun and festivities last Thursday. The event sponsored by the N.K. Chamber of Commerce included youth performances and a visit from Santa.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a pair of cats in particularly bad conditions were brought to the Pet Refuge organized by the North Kingstown-Exeter Animal Protection League (NKEAPL), the animal shelter acted immediately, getting both cats veterinary treatment that is expected to cost thousands. 

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EXETER–After a joint donation was made to DonorsChoose, an online charity and crowdfunding website, more than 250 teacher projects across the state will be fully funded. The donations were made by the Partnership for Rhode Island and Theresia Gouw, a board member of the Corporation of Brown …

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WEST GREENWICH – On Saturday, an Environmental Police Officer (EPO) discharged his service weapon after allegedly being struck and injured by a man on a dirt bike at the Big River Management Area in West Greenwich. The EPO was taken by ambulance to Kent County Hospital.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Starting this weekend, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) will kick off its annual Small Works Show and Sale, which will feature hundreds of small-in-size works of fine art. The show and sale will run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 24, with a special holiday reception taking place in…

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EXETER – After hearing from the emergency management director (EMD) on Monday, the Exeter Town Council unanimously decided to move forward with updating the town’s hazard mitigation plan. The council’s decision pertained to hiring a contractor to help complete the process, which will be paid…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – For the eleventh time in 12 years, the Port of Davisville in Quonset has broken its annual automobile import record, needing only until mid-October to advance past its previous record. As of Oct. 18, the port has processed 242,568 vehicles, up more than 700 that were import…

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Nov. 11 is celebrated throughout the nation as Veterans Day–a day to honor those who serve or have served to protect the country. In honor of the holiday, local towns including South Kingstown, East Greenwich and North Kingstown are holding parades. All parades will begin today at 10 a.m.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In a Special Election on Tuesday, North Kingstown voters rejected a referendum that asked residents to decide on a $7.5 million bond for the renovation and restoration of the town hall building located on Boston Neck Road. 

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The town of North Kingstown Finance Department in review of records have identified 277 taxpayers that have overpayments on their accounts that date back to 2010. The overpayments range from three cents to $1,752. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Earlier this month, a Saunderstown resident was named to the board of directors of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization that protects nearly 10,000 acres of natural habitat throughout the state.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Finance Director, Jim Lathrop, issued the first fiscal year 2020 budget report to the town council, showing a projected surplus of more than $1.5 million. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, the department of education released the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) results for grades three through eight, showing modest improvements on a statewide average and in the North Kingstown School District. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – While it was not an item for discussion on the agenda, the public comment portion of the North Kingstown Town Council meeting on Monday was dominated by next week’s special election.  The election will include a referendum on the ballot, Question #1, asking voters to approv…

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the second set of lane closures necessary for replacement of the Lafayette Road Bridge, which are scheduled to take place this weekend, November 1-4. The bridge carries Route 4 over Lafayette Road in North Kin…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN–After a high school student allegedly sent threatening messages over social media, North Kingstown school officials and police officers took immediate safety measures to address the situation. Following an investigation into the messages, however, the threats were not found t…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a fire raged through a building in the Wickford Shipyard Marina last month, a group of North Kingstown residents sprang into action to host a fundraiser for two affected businesses. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last Thursday, the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence division in North Kingstown hosted an all-day event that presented guests from the engineering and manufacturing community with a full day of educational and hands-on sessions. 

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EXETER – Family members, volunteers and community members gathered last Wednesday for a celebration of a new duplex built by South County Habitat for Humanity. The event served as both a housewarming for the two families and a dedication to thank sponsors and the 600-plus volunteers who made…

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the second phase of lane closures scheduled to take place the weekend of November 1-4 to replace the Lafayette Road Bridge. The bridge carries Route 4 over Lafayette Road in North Kingstown, located between the Exit 3/Rout…

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North Kingstown - On Tuesday, the North Kingstown Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) briefly discussed the upcoming special election, which will ask registered voters for approval of a $7.5 million bond to renovate the currently vacant town hall building, located on Boston Neck Road.

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KINGSTON—Thanks to the generosity of the University of Rhode Island’s fraternities and sororities and the wider campus community, the University’s Police Department will deliver boxes of school supplies to local communities during the next few days as part of the wider annual school supplies…

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North Kingstown - Last week, the town council announced that North Kingstown would be participating in Small Business Saturday, a day that is meant to encourage residents to shop at small businesses around town.

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EXETER - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in a letter sent out earlier this month, took issue with an ordinance that had recently passed in Exeter regarding decorum at town meetings.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ahead of the official grand opening, a ribbon cutting for the Ocean State Community Wellness Center was held last Thursday, with members of the community, town council and general assembly all in attendance.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week Rhode Island Rep. Julie Casimiro, in conjunction with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, held an unclaimed property event at the municipal offices in North Kingstown. Town manager Ralph Mollis also attended the event, and even discovered that he was the owner of un…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – During the North Kingstown Town Council meeting on Monday, several residents came forward to address the odor coming from a nearby farm, which has started growing hemp.