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Superior Court denies fast ferry opposition

February 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Last Monday, Feb. 17, Superior Court Justice Patricia Hurst ruled in favor of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, owned by Charles Donadio Jr., after two companies which operate ferries out of Old Harbour on Block Island had appealed in October to be given intervener status in the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers’ (DPUC’s) license approval process.

Last summer, Donadio revealed his plans to establish a new fast ferry route from Quonset to Block Island, but has since met with significant opposition from the Block Island Ferry and the town of New Shoreham.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A Taste of NK

February 27, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—From March 2 to March 8, local restaurants will be opening their doors to customers new and familiar as part of the first annual Taste of NK Restaurant Week. The event, organized by the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, is aimed at bringing more customers into North Kingstown to enjoy local cuisine.

“Every other chamber of commerce does a restaurant week, and ours did not,” said Martha Pughe, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce. “I thought we should be celebrating our restaurants as well, so it was very important to have a restaurant week in North Kingstown.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New solar array coming to Quonset

February 21, 2014


NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) entered into an agreement with Bella Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based solar energy company, to construct a new solar panel array in the area of Camp Avenue at the Quonset Business Park. The lease agreement, which gained approval to be signed Tuesday, will potentially bring in a 1.5-acre solar array and provide electricity to customers through National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown man convicted of unemployment fraud

February 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE—After an investigation conducted through the Rhode Island State Police, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced last week that a North Kingstown man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud, and faces five years of probation. Patrick T. Carroll, 46, with a last known address of 106 Petee Ave., North Kingstown, pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses after he collected approximately $12,000 in unemployment benefits from the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New solar array coming to Quonset

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) entered into an agreement with Bella Energy, Inc., a Colorado-based solar energy company, to construct a new solar panel array in the area of Camp Avenue at the Quonset Business Park. The lease agreement, which gained approval to be signed Tuesday, will potentially bring in a 1.5-acre solar array and provide electricity to customers through National Grid.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD seeks grand jury indictment of robbery suspect

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The North Kingstown Police Department is preparing to submit a request to the Kent County Grand Jury for the indictment of Joshua Rayta, 30, of South Kingstown, after he was identified last week as a suspect in robbery case. Rayta allegedly robbed a clerk by gunpoint at the Dollar Tree on Post Road on Jan. 25.

According to NKPD Chief Thomas Mulligan, Rayta has fled to Florida.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town to reschedule Rolling Greens hearings

February 20, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to Town Solicitor James Reilly, the North Kingstown Town Council has decided to go back to the drawing board on comprehensive plan and zoning amendment changes which would allow the Rolling Greens site at the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to be developed into a mixed-use retail development.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for assaulting elder

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown man was arrested for two separate incidents last week involving in which he first assaulted an elderly man, and later that evening engaged in an argument with his roommate, which ended in gun shots being fired. Biagio J. Broccoli, 35, of 6101 Post Road, North Kingstown, was first arrested on the morning of Feb. 2 after he allegedly struck an elderly man in the parking lot of CVS on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Students, teachers defend keeping languages at NKHS

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A sizeable number of teachers, students and outside educators attended the North Kingstown School Committee meeting to speak out against Superintendent Philip Auger’s preliminary budget, in which he has suggested the district may cut language courses at the high school level.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town puts dent into snow budget

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, Town Manager Michael Embury detailed how much the town has spent to date of its budget allotted for snowstorms. Over the past two weeks, communities in Rhode Island have been juggling salt and sand costs due to the recent snowfall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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