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Local man arrested for fourth DUI

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN – A Richmond man was arrested last week for driving under the influence after he served time for driving under the influence – death resulting in the late 1990s.

Jamestown police arrested Lawrence Brew, 54, of 45 Kenyon School Road, Richmond, on April 8 shortly after 8 p.m. following a motor vehicle stop on Route 138.

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Jamestown School Committee talks Narragansett option

April 23, 2014

JAMESTOWN—Last Thursday, the Jamestown School Committee discussed further Narragansett’s recent solicitation to accommodate Jamestown students at Narragansett High School. The committee emphasized that no decisions have yet been made regarding the matter, and that the discussion was aimed at providing another “option” for parents when deciding on where to send their children for high school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK native returns to Boston Marathon

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown native Erica Denhoff, a former track and field star, did not finish last year’s 117th Boston Marathon because of the terrorist bombing which ultimately claimed the lives of four victims. At the 118th Boston Marathon, Denhoff experienced an outpouring of encouragement and togetherness from thousands of bystanders and fellow races as she crossed the finish line, unlike anything of which she has been a part before.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Council praises new market analysis

April 23, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Monday evening, the town council listened to a presentation of the finished town market analysis, a project which aims to more clearly define North Kingstown’s vision for future land use and economic improvement. In June, the town approved the $75,000 study, which was conduct by land-use consulting firm 4Ward Planning.

“The reason that we identified a need for this market analysis so that we could take the assets we have and try to maximize them as an opportunity,” said Paige Bronk, North Kingstown economic development director. “I believe that, there are times where we have to be honest with ourselves about where we are at, [and] the analysis is loaded with opportunities to take North Kingstown to the next level.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Planning holds new hearings on Rolling Greens

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Approximately 60 residents, as well as officials from the Town of Exeter, gathered at the North Kingstown Senior Center on Tuesday evening to express their opinions on the potential Rolling Greens development on the corner of Routes 102 and 2 to the North Kingstown Planning Commission. The three-hour meeting involved and engaged debate among commission members, who reviewed the comprehensive plan amendment and zoning changes which were incorrectly approved in the fall of 2012.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Legislation for NK sewer projects currently before House, Senate

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of bills which will move forward North Kingstown’s plans to install sewers throughout town have been heard this week at the State House. Sen. James Sheehan (Dist. 36—Narragansett, North Kingstown) and Rep. Robert Craven (Dist. 32—North Kingstown) submitted joint legislation that would allow North Kingstown to bring a bond referendum to voters on $6.6 million for financing sewers on Post Road—North, as well as for a $4.9 million for sewers in the Wickford commercial area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Court rules for communications tower to be built on Slocum Road

April 17, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—On March 31, Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers ruled in favor of the North Kingstown Zoning Board of Review in upholding their 2011 decision to grant a series of variances and permits, ultimately paving the way for construction of a new 120-foot telecommunications tower off Slocum Road.

In January and April 2011, T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, presented the North Kingstown Planning Commission with its application for a number of variances and special-use permits in order to build a new telecommunications tower at 170 Slocum Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter man arrested for marijuana, firearm possession

April 17, 2014

EXETER—An Exeter man was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 12 for cultivating over 14 marijuana plants, as well as possessing a number of firearms and cocaine. Todd A. Byers, 41, of 52 Mockingbird Drive, Exeter, was apprehended as a result of a request from the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to accompany them on a search of Byers’ residence, who has two children aged four and six.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire on King Street claims life

April 17, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Only a pile of charred wood and household materials remained Monday morning after a house on King Street was completely consumed by fire. At approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning, North Kingstown firefighters responded to the home at 25 King St., in which a person was found dead.

“Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed,” said Deputy Chief Scott Kettelle. “Firefighters surrounded the dwelling and worked to prevent the fire from spreading, which did spread to some vehicles near to the house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Donegan, NKPD agree to plea settlement

April 17, 2014

WARWICK—Jayne Donegan, who originally pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 25 underage drinking incident at her home, came to an agreement on Tuesday with the North Kingstown Police Department to drop a number of charges, including allegedly assaulting a police officer.

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