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April 17th, 2014

NK Planning holds new hearings on Rolling Greens

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Approximately 60 residents, as well as officials from the Town of Exeter, gathered at the North Kingstown Senior Center on Tuesday evening to express their opinions on the potential Rolling Greens development on the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to the North Kingstown Planning Commission. The three-hour meeting involved and engaged debate among commission members, who reviewed the comprehensive plan amendment and zoning changes which were incorrectly approved in the fall of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Legislation for NK sewer projects currently before House, Senate

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of bills which will move forward North Kingstown’s plans to install sewers throughout town have been heard this week at the State House. Sen. James Sheehan (Dist. 36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) and Rep. Robert Craven (Dist. 32—North Kingstown) submitted joint legislation that would allow North Kingstown to bring a bond referendum to voters on $6.6 million for financing sewers on Post Road—North, as well as for a $4.9 million for sewers in the Wickford commercial area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Court rules for communications tower to be built on Slocum Road

April 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—On March 31, Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers ruled in favor of the North Kingstown Zoning Board of Review in upholding their 2011 decision to grant a series of variances and permits, ultimately paving the way for construction of a new 120-foot telecommunications tower off Slocum Road.

In January and April 2011, T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with its application for a number of variances and special-use permits in order to build a new telecommunications tower at 170 Slocum Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter man arrested for marijuana, firearm possession

April 17, 2014

EXETER—An Exeter man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 12 for cultivating over 14 marijuana plants, as well as possessing a number of firearms and cocaine. Todd A. Byers, 41, of 52 Mockingbird Drive, Exeter, was apprehended as a result of a request from the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to accompany them on a search of Byers’ residence, who has two children aged four and six.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire on King Street claims life

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Only a pile of charred wood and household materials remained Monday morning after a house on King Street was completely consumed by fire. At approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning, North Kingstown firefighters responded to the home at 25 King St., in which a person was found dead.

“Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed,” said Deputy Chief Scott Kettelle. “Firefighters surrounded the dwelling and worked to prevent the fire from spreading, which did spread to some vehicles near to the house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Donegan, NKPD agree to plea settlement

April 17, 2014

WARWICK—Jayne Donegan, who originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home, came to an agreement on Tuesday with the North Kingstown Police Department to drop a number of charges, including allegedly assaulting a police officer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Weather washes out some local teams Tuesday

April 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH - Mother Nature wasn’t really a big sports fan this past week.

A few scheduled matches slated to take place on Tuesday involving East Greenwich squads were washed out due to the rains that moved throughout the state.

The boys lacrosse team, which was fresh off of a home victory over Narragansett last week following the Avengers’ first league loss in close to three years, had its non-league road match against neighboring North Kingstown postponed. It is unknown when the match will be rescheduled.

Runners lace up for race at Goddard Park

April 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The Easter Bunny was hopping all along the bunny trail at Goddard Park this weekend, probably because he was being chased by over 300 of his friends.

The Third Annual East Greenwich Bunny Hop kicked off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Hosted by the East Greenwich Track Club and directed by coach Peter Dion, the event was a morning filled with family fun and beautiful weather.

DeSilva sailing the high seas as a Hoya

April 17, 2014

Junior Kate DeSilva of East Greenwich (Portsmouth Abbey) is a member of the crew on the Georgetown sailing team’s A boat. She’s also a team captain and was a member of skipper Nevin Snow’s co-ed boat which helped the Hoyas finished second in the recent Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship in Washington, DC. Georgetown finished 17-4 behind St. Mary’s, MD (18-13). She also skippers on the women’s team.

Avenger nine off to good start

April 17, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — The East Greenwich baseball team has spent the first couple of weeks of the spring campaign trying to establish an identity, much in part of several new faces on the team and trying to fill the voids left by a standout senior class from a year ago.

But if what has transpired on the diamond thus far is any indication, the Avengers are quickly understanding the concept of winning at the highest level possible in the state.

 

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