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RIDEM monitoring Hunt River watershed for high bacteria

July 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Rhode Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) updated local municipalities on May 29 about its designating of Pierce Brook in East Greenwich, a tributary of the Hunt River in North Kingstown, as a body of water impacted by higher levels of bacteria. The department will develop a plan for towns by which future actions can be taken to lower bacteria levels in Pierce Brook, as well as the Hunt River itself, which was designated as an area of concern in 2011.

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NK ArtVenture to bring locals on tour of discovery

July 3, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Keep your eyes peeled because beginning July 19, the local community will have the opportunity to embark on an adventure at the nexus of artistic and natural discovery. The first-ever ArtVenture series, organized by the North Kingstown Arts Council (NKAC), puts the work of artists throughout South County along the walking paths and open spaces in town, waiting for the unsuspecting, or inquisitive, traveler to find.

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Council approves Rolling Greens changes

June 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The Beechwood Senior Center was filled to capacity for Monday evening’s public hearing, where the council approved amendments to its Rural Gateway proposal with a vote of 3-2. The Rolling Greens project, which will allow residential acreage at the Route 2 and 102 intersection to be re-zoned for commercial development, has met with much opposition in the North Kingstown and Exeter communities.

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State honoring fallen NK soldier

June 26, 2014

PROVIDENCE—On June 27, 2005, Army Second Lt. Matthew Coutu, took part in a military convoy through the streets of Baghdad. He never returned, killed by a sniper’s bullet. Now, the soldier who had once called North Kingstown home will have a lasting memorial as the Rhode Island General Assembly approved to rename the bridge on Boston Neck Road which crosses Route 138.

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NK solicitor recognized by Providence College

June 26, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Providence College National Alumni Association presented Narragansett resident James H. Reilly III with the Faithful Friar Award during the college’s annual reunion weekend in May. He received the award for his continue commitment and dedication of time to the college since having graduated in 1969.
Reilly graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science before obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University. He has since continued to be involved with PC as well as the greater community for many years.

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Non-profit bringing global nutrition mission to Quonset

June 26, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When Navyn Salem brought along her two children on a humanitarian mission to Haiti, a local woman abruptly handed over her own child to bring back to the U.S. Stories such as these have brought Salem to fight against global malnutrition, particularly among children, as the executive director of Edesia Global, a non-profit organization which develops portable, nutritious products for undersupplied countries, namely in Africa.

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Ferrario named RI principal of the year

June 26, 2014

This article was originally published May 15, 2014

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NK voters approve sewer referendum

June 19, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the votes were tallied for the sewer referendum in North Kingstown, and the outcome revealed a community largely in favor of sewers on Post Road North and in Wickford. Although only approximately nine percent of the town’s 21,772 registered voters submitted, over 80 percent voted ‘yes’ for the two ballot questions.

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NK doctor defends Lyme disease treatment practices

June 19, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For many local residents, Dr. James Gloor has been a crucial resource in their fight against Lyme Disease. Now, the North Kingstown practitioner of 32 years is the subject of a Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) investigation, one which he claims is unfair and guided by special interest.

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RITBA Board votes ‘yes’ to median barriers on Pell Bridge

June 19, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Wednesday evening, the Board of Directors at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) voted to install median barriers on the Pell Bridge. The measures have been researched by the authority in response to a number of deaths that have occurred in recent years involving vehicles crossing the non-barricaded median and striking oncoming traffic.

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