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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

NK parent pleads not guilty to serving minors

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Appearing in Third District Court on Tuesday morning, Jayne Donegan, 51, of 251 Wilbert Way, North Kingstown, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors, as well as assaulting police officers when they responded to her home on the evening of Jan. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local family stitching hearts to help others in need

February 13, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After returning from Cambodia in the early 2000s and adopting their two daughters, Natalie and Steve Coletta witnessed first-hand the difficult circumstances with which families in the Southeast Asian country confront daily. Looking to help out in some way, the North Kingstown residents founded Hearts That Help in 2003, an initiative by which local organizations and individuals sew valentine hearts to sell and raise money for families in Cambodia.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Carriage Inn renovations on schedule, says new owner

December 6, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—According to new owner Greg Kirwin, the renovations to the Carriage Inn and Saloon are moving along as planned. Kirwin, who purchased the property earlier this year, was at the North Kingstown Planning Commission on Tuesday evening to approve the installation of a new outdoor cooler.
“Renovations are going extremely well, [and] the only time delay is to make a few of these adjustments,” said Kirwin. “We are hoping for an opening in the middle or end of January as long as everything goes as planned.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NY man arraigned for South County break-ins

December 6, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New York man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stealing two cash registers and an ATM machine from Seaview Marketplace on Matunuck Beach Road.
South Kingstown police arrested 25-year-old Luis Ortiz-Correa around 6 a.m. Monday after responding to a burglar alarm at Seaview Marketplace around 3:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the market at 682 Matunuck Beach Road, they discovered the front glass door was broken. They entered the business and found that an ATM machine and two cash registers had been stolen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK to pay $7 million in Kilcline settlement

December 6, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—This past week, the Town of North Kingstown, represented by Providence lawyer Marc DeSisto, settled with the estate of Mark Kilcline in U.S. District Court and will pay $7 million in damages, although the decision has yet to be finalized. Kilcline, who passed away this past April, was fatally shot by North Kingstown Police in February 2009 while being transported to Butler Hospital as a patient.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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