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Exeter FD receives $40,000 federal grant

July 20, 2013

EXETER—State legislators announced this week that the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1, will be receiving approximately $40,000 in grant monies to help purchase new equipment for the 47-member force. The grant award was the result work done by state and local officials to procure funding for the department.

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‘Miss Rhody’ a popular draw at Exeter ice cream shop

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Taking a stop by the Oak Harbour Village Shopping Center off South County Trail in Exeter, one will see a unique monument standing in front of the newly established Kiki’s Udderly Cool Ice Cream Shop; a painted cow. The bovine statue has been a giant topic of conversation for customers, and owner Michelle Fabricant is excited to see people enjoying both the ice cream and the cow’s detailed painted body.

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A unique tourist visits on Fourth of July

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown received a different kind of tourist on July 4 when a Risso dolphin showed up in the waters of Hamilton Cove, The dolphin, which typically travels nearer to the continental shelf, was spotted by Harbormaster Ed Hughes.

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Business plans new ferry to Block Island

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Block Island may be the destination for a new fast ferry this summer, and its departure point will come from farther afield than Galilee or Newport. Rhode Island Fast Ferry announced last week that it would be launching a new route between Quonset and Block Island, scheduled to begin operating as early as next summer.

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Suspects in home invasion arrested

July 12, 2013

WEST GREENWICH— Four men have been arrested by Rhode Island State and West Greenwich Police departments in connection to a home invasion in West Greenwich last Sunday.
According to Col. Steven O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, and West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsay, on June 30, a home located on Mishnock Road was broken into during the early morning.

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New faces at the 2013 Wickford Art Festival

July 12, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Wickford Art Festival, one of the most iconic artistic events in the state, is starting up once more this weekend. According to new Festival Director Bruce Luscombe, a handful of newcomers will be joining the already populous ranks of artists for the 2013 edition.

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Residents continue Rolling Greens complaint

July 5, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of residents, led by Colin O’Sullivan and Rick L. Thompson, are continuing their Superior Court complaint with the town regarding the proposed mixed-use Rolling Greens development. The plans, amendments in the town’s Comprehensive Plan for which were approved in December 2012, have come under considerable opposition by residents who want to see the area preserved.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter having trouble with beaver dams

July 5, 2013

EXETER—On Monday evening, the town council went though a short agenda, addressing one of the more unique public safety issues that the town faces every year. During the early summer months, beavers flock to Exeter’s waterways, building dams and blocking flow.

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Interest arbitration hearings commence

July 5, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday, representatives for both the town and North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 met for their first arbitration hearing, a decision stipulated in Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s June 22 ruling for interest arbitration.

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URI researchers developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

June 29, 2013

NARRAGANSETT—The University of Rhode Island is working with Green Fins LLC to develop a new industry in Rhode Island raising tuna stocks. The concept is to develop a process by which Rhode Island companies can spawn tuna and raise them for sale.

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