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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.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last Wednesday, 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…

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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 – 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. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Several local officials, employees and residents came together on Monday for a town council work session to discuss the revitalization of Post Road in North Kingstown. While members of the town council, planning department and the economic development advisory board (EDAB) …

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After starting in the position as the new interim North Kingstown Water Director, Tim Cranston has been acquainting himself with day-to-day operations, while always thinking about future projects and plans. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) will be presenting a report on the revitalization of Post Road, detailing efforts undertaken in previous years, as well as recommendations for the future. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Early Wednesday morning, the North Kingstown Fire Department was called to contain a fire at the Rhode Island Farm Incubator. The fire resulted in damage to the garage section of the building. 

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EXETER – A unique structure in Exeter, which has become the focus of both speculation and concern, was the subject of a town council work session last Thursday, with much of the discussion centered on issues of public safety. 

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EXETER – All throughout the week, Wawaloam Elementary School joined thousands of schools across the country for the Start With Hello initiative, a program focused on raising awareness about social isolation. The nationwide initiative seeks to educate students and the community about the impo…

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More than 600 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) employees came together last week to provide hands-on, volunteer support to community organizations around the state. The effort was part of the Blue Across Rhode Island day of service, which focuses on partnering with local…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Starting this year, secondary schools in North Kingstown will be taking part in the See Something, Say Something initiative, a program that provides a process for anonymously submitting tips as a method of preventing gun violence. The program, which is in coordination with …

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QUONSET – With local, state and federal officials in attendance, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) unveiled a new economic impact study by Bryant University, showing that the business park supports more than $4 billion annually.  The report, which was presented at Quonset’s Port of D…

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QUONSET – With local, state and federal officials in attendance, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) unveiled a new economic impact study by Bryant University, showing that the business park economically supports more than $4 billion annually.  The report, which was presented at Quonse…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Following several discussions during previous meetings, the North Kingstown Town Council voted on Monday to continue a public hearing on raising the metered water rates to early next year. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Heading into the beginning of the new school year, the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the development of the new turf field at the high school, which is expected to be completed around two weeks later than originally expected. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a ruling was made by the former Rhode Island Education Commissioner, the North Kingstown School Committee on Tuesday discussed the district’s policy regarding funding for field trips. The commissioner’s ruling stated that neither students or parents could be required …

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – For the seventh consecutive year, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) will be presenting a unique blend of two art forms for the annual Poetry and Art exhibit. The exhibit, which runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 6, will feature more than 40 pieces of art, all of which have been pa…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – As summer is coming to an end, the North Kingstown Town Beach will be transformed into a showcase to promote the many different recreational locations throughout the town. For the event, which is called “ReDiscover NK,” the beach will be divided into themed sites, while off…

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EXETER – This month, Exeter joined a growing list of communities who will be taking part in Playtime at the Polls, a program for the November 2020 Presidential Election that supplies a “kids table” at a selected polling station. The initiative is intended to make Election Day as easy as poss…

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Earlier this month, a North Kingstown native received the national Outstanding Student Leader Award, a designation from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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EXETER – After a meeting earlier this year that resulted in the Rhode Island State Police being called for assistance, the Exeter Town Council is set to discuss a pair of recently introduced ordinances relating to decorum at meetings and the town sergeant and constable’s duties. 

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EXETER – Following a discussion of privacy-versus-enforcement, the Exeter Town Council voted to advertise a request for proposals (RFP) for a security system in the town hall. 

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PROVIDENCE – As Save The Bay resumes its annual role as organizer of the state’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup effort, the nonprofit organization will be holding a cleanup leader training session this weekend as a way to seek assistance from residents across the state. 

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Last week, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) informed the public that, as part of the second phase of the road deck project, reduced speeds would be enforced on Route 138 and the Newport Pell Bridge. 

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EXETER – The town council unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Exeter a Purple Heart Town, a designation declaring the support of veterans and related legislation and, most importantly, to “never forget” those that have served in the armed forces. 

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As an initiative to encourage Rhode Islanders to donate blood during the month of August, the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) is teaming up with several local breweries for the Pint for a Pint Program. Throughout the month, all presenting donors at RIBC’s six blood and platelet donation cen…

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After what appeared to be a mako shark’s fin was spotted off the coast of a Rhode Island beach last week, the Department of Environment Management (DEM) stepped in, stating that the fin actually belonged to an ocean sunfish. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, the North Kingstown School Department voted unanimously to accept a scoreboard that was donated by the athletics booster club. 

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KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island computer science and statistics department trained more than 60 teachers last week, focusing on the implementation of a high-quality curriculum for students across the state. Middle and high school-level teachers spent a full five days running throug…

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The Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) awarded four college-bound Rhode Islanders with the Lesa Meng College Scholarship, a $1,000 award presented annually to recent high school graduates who have focused on environmentally oriented activities both in and out of school. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In the midst of last weekend’s heatwave, a local business placed a chest-freezer sized block of ice outside, under the blistering hot sun. The business, Wickford Appliance, asked the community to answer the question: how long would it take for the ice to melt? 

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SAUNDERSTOWN – The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is preparing for two separate events that will take place next month, and on the same weekend, including a fundraiser and a lecture by a Pulitzer Prize winning historian. 

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EXETER – Participants took to the Canonicus Camp woods over the weekend, braving the heatwave as they ran through trails and over obstacles for BoldrDash’s annual Color Me Bold run–all the while being splashed with vibrant colored powder. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Historic Wickford organization, or HistWick, will be unveiling three new markers throughout the village, detailing the history of cattle drives, African American mariners and women of Wickford. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last weekend, tens of thousands of guests travelled to North Kingstown for the annual Wickford Art Festival, walking along the packed streets of the historic village lined with artists showing their work from around the world. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The former West Bay YMCA building is officially under renovation, with updates and improvements being made to both the interior and exterior of the soon-to-be revamped fitness facility. After the North Kingstown facility was shuttered by the Greater Providence YMCA earlier …

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Since 2017, North Kingstown has been the location for the annual SummerFest RI concert, an event featuring live music, a variety of food and family fun, with a focus on benefiting nonprofits in both the town and across New England. And this year is no different. 

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Volunteers, board members and staff are currently in the final stretch of preparation for the 57th Wickford Art Festival, an enormous undertaking that required coordination between more than 30 committees. The festival, hosted by the Wickford Art Association (WAA), will inc…