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April 17th, 2014

Chargers find groove against Pilgrim in second season win

April 17, 2014

WARWICK — It was a 180-degree difference of performance put out by the Chariho boys’ volleyball team on Tuesday night. Instead of a bested team struggling to find an offensive flow, the team was a collaborative unit, marked by strong blocks and fluid communication.

The Chargers traveled to Pilgrim High School to face a team with a record that wasn’t far off their own in 2013. After Tuesday’s match, the Patriots sunk to 1-4 and the Chargers took their second win to put them at 2-3 in the first month of the spring season. Not that it was a crushing win all the way through, but the Chariho team made the third game of the match look easy. But, in the end it was a sweep by the Chargers in the 3-0 final, made up of game scores 25-15, 25-23, and 25-7.

Another Skipper comeback

April 17, 2014

The eleventh hour Skippers strike again. The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team claimed another comeback win last week, this time against the visiting team from LaSalle. The teams faced off in Ryan Park on Thursday of last week in what looked like a sure thing for the Rams, but the Skippers had a few tricks up their sleeves.

NK spikers remain undefeated after convincing road win

April 17, 2014

WAKEFIELD–The fact that there was a significant home crowd at South Kingstown High School for Tuesday night’s matchup between SK and North Kingstown boys volleyball teams may have added to the feeling that the contest seemed closer then it actually turned out to be. The Skippers took the game with three identical 25-17 scores, pushing their record to 5-0, first in DI South, while the Rebels fell to 3-2.

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

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.

 

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