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Smith's Castle, located at 55 Richard Smith Drive in North Kingstown, has resumed "An Evening with . . ." presentations on the lawn, weather permitting, for July and August.  On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 6 p.m., the authors of the Cocumscussoc Reader Volume 2 "The Women of Cocumscussoc" wil…

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PROVIDENCE – The RIght from the Start campaign today released a new video, “Worthy Wages for Rhode Island’s Early Educators,” detailing low pay for Rhode Island’s 3,000 early educators (child care, home visitors, and early intervention specialists) and the need for state policy makers to imp…

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PROVIDENCE – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced that the Rhode Island State Archives and its historic collections will be moving to a new home at 33 Broad Street in Providence. This facility represents a major upgrade in the preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s hist…

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EXETER – While personal experience and tragedy informed much of her platform, Exeter resident Megan Cotter said a primary reason she decided to run for the Rhode Island House of Representatives was that she was tired of the status quo.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After the state officially entered phase three of the reopening process, North Kingstown Town Manager Ralph Mollis announced a series of COVID-19-related updates, including the reopening of government offices. Other updates included the status of the library, various parks …

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EXETER – Due to COVID-19-related complications and restrictions, the Exeter Town Council voted on Monday to cancel the town’s annual financial town meeting (FTM). Instead of the financial town meeting, a public hearing will be held at the end of the month, after which a permanent budget is e…

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PROVIDENCE – Members of the newly formed Rhode Island Small Business Coalition were joined today by Lt. Governor Dan McKee to deliver a petition with over 3,400 signatures urging Governor Gina Raimondo to allocate a minimum of 10 percent of Rhode Island’s $1.25 billion federal CARES Act fund…

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PROVIDENCE – Thursday, an elections task force consisting of state and local elections officials and members of the public released a series of recommendations to ensure that Rhode Island voters can cast their ballots in a safe and secure manner this fall.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After a high school experience that included an intense commitment to work and extracurriculars, as well as great memories and friends, North Kingstown High School Class of 2020 valedictorian Stephen Landry said that he felt “bittersweet” about graduating.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After the group’s virtual meeting last week, the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee announced its endorsements for school committee and town council candidates in the upcoming election. However, there was one notable exemption from the list of endorsees: current coun…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the weekend, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) launched the Art of the Ocean State exhibit — which is their second in-gallery exhibit since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual exhibit includes nearly 90 works of art — from paintings to mixed media to 3-D sculpture…

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With the deadline having passed to declare candidacy for various offices, the 2020 election is officially underway, with several candidates competing for spots on school committees and town councils, as well as State Senate and House seats.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, the North Kingstown Town Council and officials discussed the town’s finances, while also touching on COVID-19-related impacts at the local, state and federal level.

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PROVIDENCE–The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation ( H 8015 , S 2864 ), approved unanimously last week by the General Assembly, to provide communities with greater flexibility with their financial town meetings and referenda during …

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On Tuesday, residents voted overwhelmingly to reject the Exeter-West Greenwich school budget. The total budget for the school district, which covers both towns, was proposed to be roughly $34.2 million (including town appropriation, state aid and debt service), representing a roughly $500,00…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – During Tuesday’s North Kingstown School Committee meeting, superintendent Philip Auger provided an update on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 year, though he said that there were presently more questions than answers.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – With the 2019-2020 school year having come to a close, North Kingstown High School salutatorian Blake Land is getting ready to enter the next phase of his academic career, though not without looking back on a unique but memorable experience.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown Town Council member Stacey Elliott announced on Monday that she would be stepping down from the council effective June 30, citing “personal reasons” for her decision.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – In order to make up for a shortfall, the North Kingstown School Committee on Tuesday approved further cuts and modifications to its FY 2021 budget. The final budget totaled roughly $70.4 million, with the cuts taken into account.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After years of deliberations and referendums, the North Kingstown Town Council voted on Monday to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for the restoration of the town hall building.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After Allie’s Donuts announced that it would no longer be offering a 10 percent police or military discount, a group of veterans gathered outside the doughnut shop on Sunday to protest.

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PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee today urged the State to give municipalities the flexibility to establish the reopening date for schools in their district. The Lt. Governor discussed this issue with a panel of small business owners and municipal leaders during his weekly Small Busine…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After years of discussion surrounding the future use of the shuttered Wickford Elementary School, the North Kingstown Town Council took a major step forward in the redevelopment of the building. On Monday, the council voted to allow the town manager to enter into negotiatio…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Though nothing is set in stone, superintendent Philip Auger discussed preliminary plans for reopening North Kingstown schools in the fall, going over possible procedures that would see a mixture of both in-school and distance learning.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – After being presented with two options for the restorations of the town hall building, the North Kingstown Town Council voted on Monday to continue the matter to its next meeting, until more information is gathered regarding the use of the future meeting or office spaces.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the weekend, Allie’s Donuts announced to its customers that it would no longer be offering a discount for police officers and members of the military, citing “problems with racism and injustice.”

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – More than 200 people came out on Sunday, June 7, to participate in a Black Lives Matter protest in North Kingstown, demonstrating against systemic racism and injustice. The demonstration, which took place along Ten Rod Road, was one of several protests that have been sweepi…

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North Kingstown – Wickford Art Association (WAA) will launch an in-gallery exhibit of works by its members July 24 through August 16, 2020. Through this exhibit WAA welcomes Stephan Brigidi as judge for all awards. An all-media exhibit, WAA members are allowed the opportunity to submit one w…

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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 …

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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…

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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.