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North Kingstown preps Old Towne House for winter

August 21, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—At its Aug. 4 meeting, the North Kingstown Town Council discussed the possibility of moving the Old Towne House from its present site on Brown Street to Wilson Park, and idea which was ultimately deemed too costly.
“I had run some numbers and talked to contractors, but the cost was relatively high, to the point it was a wash in moving it or elevating it at its present location,” said Director of Public Works Phil Bergeron on Wednesday.

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Reiner resigns as NK Town Planner

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—On Tuesday afternoon, town manager Michael Embury announced that North Kingstown Town Planner Jon Reiner has resigned from his position. According to the release, the 35 year-old is taking a higher paying planner position in Groton, Conn.
“Since his arrival in June 16, 2005, Jon has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in moving North Kingstown forward with its zoning, planning projects, open space acquisition and agricultural preservation,” said Embury in his release. “Jon’s departure leaves a very large hole in the management team that will be hard to fill.”

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NK doctor brings new focus to primary care

August 14, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The world of a primary care physician often entail rushing through visits and trying to see as many patients in one day as possible. For Dr. Lauren Hedde, however, the status quo had become frustrating, and now she is starting a different kind of practice in North Kingstown.

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VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

August 8, 2014

VIDEO: Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after preseason debut

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Union passes no-confidence vote on Gardiner

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN-In the ongoing tug-of-war between the Town of North Kingstown and its firefighters, the fire union announced on Monday its passing a vote of no-confidence against Chief Fenwick Gardiner, Jr. The union, which passed the vote 48-2, cites a number of safety concerns over which Gardiner has allegedly presided, and called the action ‘the result of a thorough, deliberative and investigative process beginning in Dec. 2013.’

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Coventry man, woman arrested for Exeter break-in

August 7, 2014

EXETER—As residents’ concern has grown in Exeter regarding a series of daytime robberies over the past weeks, two suspects in one incident were apprehended by state police this past Friday. Jennifer L. Mignacca, 34, and Vincent J. Derrico, 37, both of Coventry, were charged with a count each of breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter.

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NK Town Council talks runestone

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Town Council approved an expenditure of $3,000 on Monday for setting of the Narragansett Rune Stone, a two ton rock with ancient markings that have caused a stir over the past year among researchers and the enthused public.
The vote comes as archaeological experts attempt to debunk claims by Providence man Everett Brown Jr. that he carved the runic symbols in the stone as a 13-year-old boy during the summer of 1964.

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Chafee puts pen to paper on climate change bills

August 7, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.

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Video - Kraft sends letter to parents of American IDF soldier

August 4, 2014

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft -- Sends Letter To Parents Of American Killed Fighting In IDF

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Residents file new Rolling Greens complaint

July 31, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A group of 24 residents have submitted a new complaint to Rhode Island Superior Court last Wednesday, disputing the town council’s approval of comprehensive plan and zoning amendments to allow the Rolling Greens development at the intersection of Route 102 and 2 to move forward. The town has been at loggerheads for the past several months with residents whose properties abut the site and officials from the Town of Exeter who feel that the development violates the rural character of the area.

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