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Fraud complaints on rise in NK

December 4, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to the North Kingstown Police Department’s most recent monthly report, complaints of fraud have risen approximately 27 percent from last year. In 2013-14, the department received 33 complaints, compared to 44 this year.
In October 2014 alone, NKPD received 13 complaints, as opposed to eight the year before.
“That is a big number,” said Town Councilman Kerry McKay at the Nov. 24 town council meeting.

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Exeter Council weighs new town hall offer

December 4, 2014

EXETER—Kenneth Glantz of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition extended a potentially helping hand to the Exeter Town Council Monday evening, offering their current location on Ten Rod Road as a future home for the town’s offices. The building, which is currently valued at approximately $675,000, could go for cheaper if the town chooses to purchase it.

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Jamestown to send students to Narragansett

November 26, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Thursday evening, the Jamestown School Committee unanimously voted to give high school students the option to attend Narragansett High School, beginning in September 2015. The decision comes after a long discussion between the two school districts, one which Jamestown School Committee Chair Cathy Kaiser has said does not affect the town’s relationship with North Kingstown, where high school-age students from Conanicut Island currently attend public school.

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Council talks school admin building lease

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Town Solicitor James Reilly was on hand Monday evening to give his take on the school district’s legal justification for entering into a lease agreement without the council’s approval. North Kingstown School District’s attorney Mary Ann Carroll said last week that the five-year lease for a new administrative building in Quonset was allowed under Rhode Island law.

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Location, foundation approved for NK’s Old Town House

November 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Plans for the restoration of the Old Town House moved one step closer Monday evening as the town council approved its final location, as well as a $66,000 contract to Martone Service, Co. for the structure’s foundation.
The town house, originally built in 1807, was moved from its previous site at Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home, but the structure has remained in limbo, sitting on steel beams while the council has debated location alternatives and construction estimates over the past several months.

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NK Councilman Welch files for recount

November 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Although last Tuesday’s elections have passed, the race for North Kingstown Town Council remains in flux as town councilman Richard Welch has called for a recount. Welch, who finished 64 votes behind fifth place winner Ellen Waxman, applied with the Rhode Island Board of Elections on Friday to have a recount.
The recount is scheduled to take place today at 9 a.m. at RIBE’s offices in Cranston. According to North Kingstown Town Clerk Jeannette Alyward, she and two members of the town’s board of canvassers will assist in the recount.

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Late vets Allen, McGinn named on memorial

November 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For years, the names of Capt. Leroy H. Allen and Walter McGinn had been known by North Kingstown residents as veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. On Tuesday morning, their names were at long last added to the monument at Veterans Memorial Park.
“Although Capt. Allen was the town’s first war casualty, his name was inexplicably left off this monument when it was first erected,” said former state representative Larry Ehrhardt. “Five of his grandchildren are here today to remedy that oversight.”

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Scarlet Knight’s season ends in quarterfinals against Portsmouth

November 6, 2014

EXETER-WEST GREENWICH— The Lady Scarlet Knights have had an up and down 2014 season, but this past Thursday in the preliminary stage of the Division I girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich survived on their own home field in a double-overtime win versus 10th seeded Bay View Academy.
After facing off earlier this season in East Providence at Bay View High School and coming away with a 2-0 victory over the Bengals, the Scarlet Knights were poised to have a repeat performance again as they entered the playoffs as the seventh seed.

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Republicans make big gains in local races

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Candidate Vic Pichette did not gain a seat on the next council, but the Republican was congratulating his colleagues on Tuesday evening at the Carriage Inn and Saloon for their party’s big gains.
“I am thrilled,” he said. “I am ok with losing, and I mean that.”

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Craven tops Gamba for House Dist. 32

November 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On a night when many Democratic candidates in the local elections fell to Republican challengers, at the state level the parties for North Kingstown will be more evenly represented.
Incumbents Robert Craven, Sr., a Democrat, and Republican Doreen Costa won House Districts 32 and 31. Craven took 51.8 percent of the overall vote, while challenger and Republican Sharon Gamba gained 47.8 percent.

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