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NORTH KINGSTOWN–After an extensive evaluation of the North Kingstown Water Department, the Rochester, New York based MRB Group found the town’s water department and system is “ahead of the curve” for plans to deal with potential natural risks, including tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, as w…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to drive up vaccine rates and reach populations still unvaccinated, Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the state’s Department of Transportation this week announced the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Wick…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ryan Park, a 350-acre public park on Oak Hill Road, was recently selected to receive an $88,000 upgrade courtesy of the Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and Transportation’s (RIDOT) recreational trail grants. The program, which is federally funde…

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With the summer tourist season barely out of the starting gate, North Kingstown, and the Wickford arts community are already flying down the track.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to drive up vaccine rates and reach populations still unvaccinated, Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the state’s Department of Transportation this week announced the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Wick…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN — At the July 6 meeting, the planning commission held its first review of a possible recommendation to the town council to amend the town’s zoning law for wildlife rehabilitation clinics in the Very Low Density Residential Zone (VLDRZ).

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STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday largely approved legislation that would legalize and tax the sale of recreational cannabis in a manner similar to neighboring Massachusetts. An accompanying bill now awaits a vote in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN — A recreation center, a public safety building, a new town hall and a new middle school are at the top of the list of needed items that town manager Ralph Mollis presented to the North Kingstown Town Council at their June 14 meetings.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN — “We need you, come back after college,” said Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, imploring the graduates of North Kingstown High School at their June 10 commencement ceremony.

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Jon Dodd was in Connecticut on June 12 when he received a text that stopped him in his tracks. No, it wasn’t about renewing the warrantee on his car. The executive director of the Atlantic Shark Institute (ASI) in RI had just learned that a juvenile great white shark was in a fish trap insid…

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RHODE ISLAND – Life in the Ocean State has begun to resume some sense of normalcy, though there is still some question about what the college experience will look like for students attending school in Rhode Island this fall. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN–An event sponsored by T.A.N.K, Towards an Anti-Racist Kingstown, planned for May 23 at McGinn Park, which founder Jennifer Lima said will be a family; art/vigil was met with opposition by Republican town council members at the council’s May 10 meeting.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Monday night, a motion to extend the town’s state of emergency declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic sparked debate among town council members along party lines. Despite the extension being endorsed by the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and being necessary to, ac…

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PROVIDENCE — On Monday, vaccine eligibility expanded to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, marking the largest age demographic vaccines against COVID-19 have been available to since the state’s rollout.

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RHODE ISLAND — Over the weekend, Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation that will drastically cut the Ocean State’s climate emissions over the next two decades. 

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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.