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‘Mini-tsunami’ strikes Wickford Harbor

June 29, 2013

Scientists say event caused by weather phenomenon termed a ‘derecho’

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When one hears the word ‘tsunami,’ dramatic images of devastated coastlines and rushing surges of sea water come to mind. Although less damaging than the tsunamis that struck Indonesia in 2004 or Japan in 2011, Wickford Harbor was struck by a so-called ‘mini tsunami’ earlier this month, and local scientists have been trying to figure out the cause.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee debates technology costs

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—School committee members engaged in a lengthy debate regarding technology costs at North Kingstown schools on Tuesday evening, scrutinizing the purchase of $172,000 worth in laptops and equipment. The school department has deemed the purchase necessary in order to comply with the upcoming PARCC assessments, which are scheduled to replace the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing in 2014.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council debates future economic development

June 29, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council met with the Planning Commission and members of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) in order to discuss key issues facing the town’s economic future. All parties engaged in a serious debate about the viability of areas such as Post Road, as well as the town’s vision for future development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Property stolen from NK Senior Center

June 25, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On the weekend of June 10, the North Kingstown Senior Center at 15 Beach St. was robbed of more than $3,500 worth in patio equipment. The larceny, which remains under investigation, occurred between the evening of June 7 and morning of June 10.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents concerned about WES zoning changes

June 24, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — At Tuesday evening’s planning commission meeting, residents expressed their concerns regarding proposed Comprehensive Plan and zoning changes which would allow Wickford Elementary School to be renovated as a hotel and conference staging structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter residents call for removal of council members

June 21, 2013

EXETER—Earlier this month, a group of Exeter residents submitted their signatures to form a petition committee, aiming to canvass the public about removing four of five Exeter Town Council members. The move comes in response to discontent regarding the council’s resolution to place concealed weapons permitting in the hands of the Attorney General’s Office, removing the responsibility from the town clerk.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gist tours businesses in Quonset

June 21, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN— Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist took the opportunity Monday morning to visit Quonset in North Kingstown, learning about the port’s diverse business community and how education in Rhode Island can assist them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown gets assist from EPA in climate change study

June 21, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be giving a boost to North Kingstown’s efforts in analyzing climate change, announcing last week that it will send a consulting team to Rhode Island as part of its Smart Growth program to examine the economic impacts of environmental issues such as sea level rise and natural disasters.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Over 400 runners show for Katie DeCubellis race

June 17, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - Walkers and runners of all ages joined together at the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Fund (KDMF) race on Sunday to help raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving. The 5K race was in honor of Katie DeCubellis, who was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old in October 1999.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter’s Jessica Marfeo crowned Miss Rhode Island

June 17, 2013

KINGSTON – Beauty and brains is a powerful combination. Add a mountain of courage to the mix and you get Jessica Marfeo, a University of Rhode Island junior recently crowned Miss Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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