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SK School Committee proposes bylaw changes

August 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown School Committee is proposing significant changes to its bylaws, which were reviewed at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The changes will impact the meeting schedule, alter community involvement on subcommittees and solidify the “understanding” that “committee meetings are meetings held before the public but are not meetings with the public.”

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Peace Dale Bus Routes 2012-2013

August 24, 2012

Peace Dale Elementary School

Bus: 2
7:35 am PEACE DALE ELEMENTARY No Intersection
7:42 am 1080 MOORESFIELD RD
7:44 am 568 MOORESFIELD RD
7:47 am 141 MOORESFIELD RD/141A MOORESFIELD ROAD
7:49 am 293/295 MOORESFIELD RD
7:50 am MOORESFIELD RD @ MEADOW TREE FARM RD
7:52 am 989 MOORESFIELD RD/989H MOORESFIELD RD.
7:53 am 69 OLD ROSE HILL RD
7:54 am 120 OLD ROSE HILL RD
7:54 am 120 OLD ROSE HILL RD
7:59 am 2154 KINGSTOWN RD
7:59 am KINGSTOWN RD @ WESTWIND RD
8:00 am 2001/2012 KINGSTOWN RD
8:01 am 1998 KINGSTOWN RD
8:02 am SAUGATUCKET RD @ BIRCHWOOD DR

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SK animal shelter to hold grand opening on Saturday

August 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Animal Shelter will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility this Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Black Point Trail unveiled

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - Although astute locals have already found their way onto the new trail section at Black Point, its construction was officially celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning by officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and other individuals involved in the project.

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Historic District Commisssion seeks growth

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday evening, The Historic District Commission (HDC) discussed its role in the ongoing process of updating the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from Horsley and Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have been meeting with numerous department heads and members of the town’s Boards and Commissions in order to research what they feel needs to be addressed in a new Comprehensive Plan.

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A breath of fresh air for inner city kids

August 16, 2012

RICHMOND—Parents gathered at the Richmond Elementary School this past Thursday to wait for their summer guests, inner-city kids from New York City. Every year, the Fresh Air Fund of Rhode Island organizes a volunteer summer program, through which local parents adopt a child from New York City into their homes for a few weeks during the summer.

“This is an awesome program,” said Kingston resident and volunteer Susan Axelrod.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local track star to compete in Hershey

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—Tyler Pereira and his family will go on a long journey this Friday to Hershey, Pennsylvania, although it is not to visit the famed chocolate company’s headquarters. Pereira, for a second time, will be competing in the Hershey-sponsored Track and Field Games North American Final, a competition attended by numerous, qualified young athletes from across the country.

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South County proud of Olympian Beisel

August 3, 2012

NARRAGANSETT– Two-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel of North Kingstown goes for the gold today in her second swim event, the 200-meter backstroke, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beisel, who set a personal best of 4:31.27 in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, earning a silver medal, and the honor of taking second place in the world, is a fierce competitor.

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National Grid feeling wrath of Irene response

August 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE—Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a brief with her office last week, seeking to punish National Grid with fines in the millions of dollars. The culmination of a review process of the utility company’s implementation of its Electric Emergency Plan (EEP), the 27-page report highlights significant procedural missteps on the part of National Grid during last year’s Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ocean Mist appeals CRMC decision on wall

August 3, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Ocean Mist appealed the state Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of a 202-foot sheet pile sea wall in Matunuck.

Lawyers representing the business at 895 Matunuck Beach Road filed the appeal in Providence County Superior Court July 27, the final day businesses and homeowners had to appeal the decision May decision.

Kevin Finnegan, owner of the Ocean Mist is asking that the decision be reversed.

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