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Archive - Apr 2012

April 30th

NK names its police officer, firefighters of the year

April 30, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Every year the North Kingstown Rotary Club, honors a North Kingstown police officer and firefighter of the year. This year’s honorees included an two-time winner of the award and a group of 10 firefighters who assisted in a confined-space rescue of two men.
Detective Sergeant Jeffrey St. Onge previously received the police officer of the year award in 1999 after responding to a stand-off on Bea Drive in town and in 2007 when he was working on internet fraud and embezzlement cases where he was able to uncover over $100,000 of fraud within the town.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 29th

Costa fighting Board of Governors

April 29, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last September, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education approved a controversial bill to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and the University of Rhode Island.
If Rep. Doreen Costa (R-North Kingstown and Exeter) has her way, however, that bill will soon be repealed.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 28th

'Garden' delights quilt show visitors

April 28, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A wet rainy weekend couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 1,200 visitors to the Narragansett Bay Quilters’ Association’s “Garden of Quilts” show held Saturday and Sunday at North Kingstown High School.
Using a theme of nature, veteran and novice quilters created traditional flower gardens of fabric, bits of paradise that included birds and animals as well as farm scenes and collections of cotton-printed vegetables.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New upgrades for town?

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — With three relatively quick unanimous approvals by the Town Council, there will be much-needed improvements to a few areas around the town in the near future.

On Monday at Town Hall, the Council gave the OK to award the bid of Alpha Electrical Contractors, Inc. for the decorative LED street lighting upgrade in the amount of $74,876.85, the lowest of the eight bids Duarte received back.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New plan for school renovations approved

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — When it comes to the upcoming renovations of Meadowbrook Farms School, the East Greenwich School Committee is considering Revision A.

Which in turn, is now Plan B.

In front of a full cafeteria at Cole Middle School Tuesday night, the committee heard every concern imaginable regarding the major construction project at the elementary school located on Chester Drive that is slated to commence this summer.

Read all about it in the April 26 edition of The Pendulum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Helen Tannehill celebrates centennial

April 28, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Helen Tannehill sat in her wheelchair in the main foyer of The Seasons East Greenwich on Monday, donning a pristine blue dress looking at all of the balloons and a vase of red roses on the table in front of her.

A person who loved growing numerous plants of her own, such as African Violets, Tannehill glazed over the small array of roses with fondness, as well as taking in the proud moment of reaching a milestone of life that very few people around have accomplished.

“I never thought I would’ve turned 100,” Tannehill said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 27th

Animal Shelter controvery erupts in Exeter

April 27, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – What was to have been a typically dull town council work session on the budget Monday night often devolved into a shouting match over the firestorm of controversy engulfing the Exeter Animal Shelter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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