The North Kingstown School Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve Superintendent Phil Auger’s Preliminary Budget Proposal for the 2020/21 school year in preparation for the Town Council budget workshop on March 20.
North Kingstown resident Josh Lamothe was among eight people honored Jan. 30 by the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor a council can give to an adult volunteer to celebrate their long-term volunteer work and commitment to the organization.
A presentation by Ed Cooney of the North Kingstown Asset Management Committee on the town’s Capital Improvement Program from Fiscal Year 2021 to Fiscal Year 2025 was the main focus of Monday night’s North Kingstown Town Council meeting at the Beechwood Senior Center.
Tucked away in a wooded corner of the SunRose Farm is a small red barn that has taken on a new life as the site of Wickford Alewerks, North Kingstown’s first farm brewery and the passion project of Kirk Higham and Stephen Pierce.
A continuing legal battle, which has slowed development of Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s Block Island service, effectively shut off the engines this year for starting it, said Charles Donadio, company president.
Peter DiStefano sees his business, DiStefano Brother’s Construction, as more than a firm turning profits from work. He wants the community to profit, too.
At the first North Kingstown School Committee meeting of 2020, the 15 percent capital reserve fee dominated public comment and carried over into the meeting itself, seeing the item pertaining to it moved up earlier in the meeting as multiple parents and students, many of which with connections to the school’s musical theater department, voicing their displeasure with the fee.
The General Assembly opened its 2020 legislative session on Tuesday, and local lawmakers from South Kingstown and Narragansett said they’re ready to get to work on new initiatives in the new year.
More than 100 men’s dress shirts, 45 huge plastic bags full of sweaters, shoes, pocketbooks and pants and 60 assorted coats, dresses and suits filled Rob McKay’s collection of clothes.
After last year’s show was called off due to a high number of deployments, the Rhode Island National Guard announced last Friday that the annual Open House Air Show will return this June to the Quonset Air National Guard Base.
The final year of the decade was another eventful one for the town of North Kingstown, with the future of the Town Hall building at 80 Boston Neck Road once again one of the most talked about local news issues in the area while business continued to boom in the Quonset Business Park with new developments and contracts, and bond projects approved in 2018 for the North Kingstown School District got under way.
Here’s a look back at some of those stories that were the talk of the town in 2019.
When the West Bay YMCA closed its doors in April, it left the community without one of its main fitness centers and put the future of its annual events in jeopardy.
In their final meeting of the year, the North Kingstown Town Council set their sights on the decade ahead as they approved a proposal for future bond initiatives to revamp the school system as well as voted to award a new contract to DBVW Architects to explore options within the $5 million bond budget for Town Hall.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI02) joined workers and managers of Electric Boat Friday morning at the company’s Quonset Point location to celebrate the awarding of the largest shipbuilding contract in U.S. Navy history to their parent company, General Dynamics, as well as Huntington Ingalls Industries in Virginia.
The North Kingstown School Committee held its final regular meeting of 2019 Tuesday night with a focus on the state of technology in the North Kingstown School Department, while the Citizens Comments portion of the meeting was taken up by students and parents making the case for a later start time for the high school.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a massive aerial attack on the headquarters of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, killing 2,335 US service members while wounding an additional 1,143 in the first attack by a foreign power on US since the War of 1812, propelling the Americans into World War II and making that Sunday morning a date which President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “will live in infamy.”