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Residents speak up about Split Rock

August 9, 2013

EXETER – The Exeter Town Council agreed to set up a meeting with the landlord of Split Rock Trailer Park at a future date where any residents can attend and voice their concerns about the condition of the park.

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Stonecroft property remains in limbo

August 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown Planning Commission held a lengthy discussion on the future of the Stonecroft property at at 173 Boston Neck Road.

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Man arrested for scamming NK businesses

August 9, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown Police arrested a Middletown man Monday morning for posing as a representative for a veterans charity in front of a number of businesses on Post Road. George Henry Begin, 61, of 31 West Main Road, Apt. 20, Middletown, was charged with four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses, totaling over $170.

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An off-path sight

August 2, 2013

Lotus flower brings many a visitor to Boston Neck Road

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Sitting unassumingly to the side of Boston Neck Road, in front of the Hamilton Web Condominiums, rests a sight to which locals and visitors alike have been flocking all week. There, nestled within an old mill pond, grow the lotus flower, a beautiful aquatic plant which is currently in bloom.

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Labor board upholds fire union complaint

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Having heard testimony from legal representatives from both the town and firefighters union, the State Labor Relations Board (SLRB) ruled against North Kingstown in their fight to keep firefighters working under a three-platoon shifting system.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK Players make last deed one for the community

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — In June, four North Kingstown High School students received scholarships totaling $2,000 to pursue fine arts degrees as they head into college. The story behind those scholarships is one of dedication to the local arts by John ‘Jack’ Higby, a founding member of the North Kingstown Players theater group and long-time public school teacher.

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Silver Spoon Bakery fights ovarian cancer for a friend

August 2, 2013

EAST GREENWICH—Karen Bristow had been Mary Sayles’ neighbor in Warwick for 35 years, each woman babysitting the other’s children as they grew up. On June 28, 2011, Bristow lost a good friend to ovarian cancer and, two years later, has done much to commemorate her life.

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NK woman arrested for $200,000 larceny of elderly father

August 2, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A North Kingstown woman was arrested this past Friday as the subject of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into her exploitation of an elder. Barbara Flaherty, 49, of 70 Sedgefield Road was apprehended after it was discovered she had stolen over $200,000 from her 88 year-old father, who is currently residing in an assisted living center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter Council concerned about Split Rock conditions

July 20, 2013

EXETER – Amidst concerns from both members of the Exeter Town Council and the Exeter Planning Board regarding the Split Rock Mobile Home Park, the town council said the building inspector is in the process of assessing the situation at the park on South County Trail.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town recognizes Cranston as official historian

July 20, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At the insistence of many town officials and local residents, the town council presented a proclamation on Monday evening to establish G. Timothy Cranston, North Kingstown’s go-to historical resource, as the town’s first official historian. Cranston has published and spoken widely about North Kingstown’s historic people and places, and takes up the role with pride.

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