Skip to main content

Syndicate contentThe Standard-Times

NK Town Council adopts preliminary budget

March 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the North Kingstown Town Council voted to adopt Town Manager Michael Embury’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014-15. The budget, which totals $99.9 million, will continue to be discussed and altered until its final adoption in May.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Community concerned about wireless technology in schools

March 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—As districts throughout the state install wireless internet in their schools, a growing number of residents in North Kingstown and other communities are asking questions about the health concerns regarding the technology. Last Thursday evening, a group of approximately 35 people gathered at the North Kingstown Community Center to hear Camilla Rees, an author of a number of books on electromagnetic health and the dangers of wireless technologies, such as wireless and cell phone use, to which we are exposed daily.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Embury presents first budget to NK council

March 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At a work session on Tuesday evening, North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury presented two preliminary budget proposals for FY 2014-15 to the town council. The first proposes a tax levy increase of 2.88 percent, or a tax rate of $16.08, while the second suggests a levy increase of 2.60 percent, or a tax rate of $19.02.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Robbery suspect arrested in Florida

March 20, 2014

CLERMONT, Fla.—Joshua Rayta, a South Kingstown man who allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree in January, was arrested by special agents of the U.S. Marshals Service on March 7 after fleeing the state.

North Kingstown Police Department, who had known Rayta fled to Florida for more than a month after robbing a Dollar Tree on Jan. 25, had an indictment returned in February from the Washington County Grand Jury for Rayta’s arrest.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ACLU releases report on racial bias in school suspensions

March 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE—The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) released a new report on Tuesday which demonstrates that minority students are being punished at schools across the state disproportionately to white students. According to ‘Blacklisted: an update,’ North Kingstown suspended black students 6.34 times more than other students, while Hispanic students were suspended 1.26 times as often.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown man indicted by grand jury for sexual assault

March 13, 2014

WARWICK—A North Kingstown man who was arrested last year for possession of child pornography has been indicted by the Kent County Grand Jury on one count of first degree sexual assault. Stephen Mulcahey, 41, of 15 Ranger Road, was arrested on Oct. 27, 2013 by Coventry Police after sexually assaulting an individual.

The 41-year-old has a long list of prior offenses, including arrest for domestic assault in 2004 and felony larceny over $1,500 in 1991, both out of North Kingstown PD, among other misdemeanor conviction and dismissals.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Committee praises student achievement in NECAP testing

March 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Tuesday evening’s work session, the North Kingstown School Committee was presented with the latest results in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing, demonstrating that North Kingstown students have been among the highest achievers in the state. Dr. Michele Humbyrd, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, outlined significant student achievement increases in the reading, writing and math portions of the test.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents file injunction in Rolling Greens case

March 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A number of residents have filed an injunction in Superior Court this week, opposing the town of North Kingstown’s recent approval of rescheduling public hearings on the Rolling Greens mixed-use commercial project. Last month, the town discovered that it had incorrectly advertised the hearings in the fall of 2012, at which time North Kingstown’s Planning Commission and Town Council approved comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes which would allow the Rolling Greens site at the corner of Rtes. 102 and 2 to be developed.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK School Committee delays foreign language reductions

March 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee approved Superintendent Philip Auger’s suggestion to delay eliminating specific foreign language strands for the upcoming school year in order to save money in the budget. Over the past few months, students and teachers appealed to Auger and the committee that they not cut languages such as Portuguese and German at North Kingstown High School.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The Music Man at NKHS

March 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown High School’s latest production, “The Music Man,” is more than just a musical, but a collaboration of talent and hard work from many members of the school district community. The show, which was first produced by Tony Award-winning playwright Meredith Wilson, will run from Friday, March 7 to 9.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes