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April 23rd, 2014

NK Council praises new market analysis

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to a presentation of the finished town market analysis, a project which aims to more clearly define North Kingstown’s vision for future land use and economic improvement. In June, the town approved the $75,000 study, which was conduct by land-use consulting firm 4Ward Planning.

“The reason that we identified a need for this market analysis so that we could take the assets we have and try to maximize them as an opportunity,” said Paige Bronk, North Kingstown economic development director. “I believe that, there are times where we have to be honest with ourselves about where we are at, [and] the analysis is loaded with opportunities to take North Kingstown to the next level.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton will attend meeting on Chariho Act

April 23, 2014

HOPKINTON — After receiving a written invitation from Chariho School Committee Chair William G. Day to attend the “first joint meeting of the Chariho Governing Bodies” for the purpose of discussing the Chariho Act and potential revisions, town councilors discussed their response on Monday night.

According to Day’s letter, the meeting is the result of Superintendent of Chariho Schools Barry Ricci’s recommendation for “a different way of approaching revisions to the Act.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rebels cruise to win over Pilgim

April 23, 2014

WAKEFIELD–Starting pitcher Tom Kazounis took the mound Friday afternoon for the Rebels as they looked to win back to back games for the first time this season. The Rebels came into the contest alternating wins and losses for the first five league games, posting a record of 3-2 and would face a struggling Pilgrim squad who had lost two straight and compiled a 2-3 record on the young season. Kazounis got off to a slow start allowing a leadoff double to Brendan Paiva, who would later score on a two-out, RBI single to left by the cleanup hitter, Chris Ray. The Patriots would not score again until the sixth inning when the game was already well out of reach.

Rams battle back at Beck

April 23, 2014

KINGSTON — It has not been a pretty start to The University of Rhode Island’s baseball season. Time and time again, the Rams have fallen to opposing teams in messy games with lopsided scores. Rams coach Jim Foster has been adamant that the team doesn’t lack ability or heart, but rather experience and deep understanding of game theory. At the root, it would appear that the team’s youth is keeping Rhody low on the scoreboard, though not in spirits.

Mariners sail to mercy rule victory over Rogers

April 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT — Everybody loves a win for the home team, but baseball just isn’t as exciting when the game is a slaughter. That was exactly the case when Narragansett’s boys hosted visitor Rogers at Sprague Park on Monday afternoon. The Mariners took an early seven run lead in only the first inning, which lasted nearly a half hour, and showed the Vikings no mercy until Rhode Island Interscholastic League rules dictated they must. Narragansett and Rogers called it quits in the fifth inning when the score hit and all too easy 15-3 final.

EG offense too much for South

April 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN– SK’s girl’s lacrosse team spotted D I-South leading East Greenwich a 7-0 lead for the first half of Saturday afternoon’s matchup at Curtis Corner Playfields and despite some surprise performances from underclassmen in the second, the Rebels could not manage enough offense, losing 14-5 and dropping their season record to 1-4. With the win EG moves their record to 4-1, the only loss coming to Bay View.

Wizards deliver Prout second loss of the season

April 23, 2014

WEST WARWICK — The Prout and West Warwick baseball teams came into Monday’s Division II-South encounter at McCarthy Field still trying to find their identities.

While the reigning II-South champions are still trying to find some solid pitching depth and good defense, the Wizards came into Monday’s game after an ugly defeat against Chariho.

Tanzi, Valencia sponsor bill to repeal voter ID law

April 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D - Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) has signed on as a primary sponsor to House Bill 7767, which seeks to repeal the voter identification law that Rhode Island passed in 2011.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Larry Valencia (D - Dist. 39, Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton), simply removes the text “any person claiming to be a registered voter who desires to vote at a primary election, special election or general election shall provide proof of identity (at the polls)” from election laws.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council approves support of CDBG funding for disaster relief grant

April 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The town council unanimously approved a motion to adopt a resolution in support of three pending applications for CDBG funding in this year’s disaster relief grant round.

Michael DeLuca, director of community development, explained to the council Monday that the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief program is a special program issued out of sequence with the regular CDBG program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He said the disaster relief program offers funding for repair and reconstruction of properties damaged in Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene and winter storm Nemo.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIDE report says charter schools performing well in Rhode Island

April 23, 2014

Charter public schools in the state are generally performing well, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education’s report “The State of Rhode Island’s Public Schools” released this month.

“There is still work we need to do to ensure that all of our charter public schools are examples of excellence, but there is no doubt that our charters serve a vital function, which we see each year when the schools receive approximately 11 applications for each opening,” Commissioner Deborah Gist wrote in the introduction to the report.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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