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South Kingstown town officials at Monday’s Town Council meeting discussed its energy aggregation plan involving the NextEra Energy Services and consultant, Good Energy.

Town Manager James Manni said he received some concerns last week pertaining to the program. He stressed at the meeting that residents will be able to opt out at any time and are not locked into the service.

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The Town Council on Thursday unanimously approved authorization for the school administration to draft language to move toward a bond referendum that could include a $125 million plan for a new high school.

Officials estimate that the grades 9-12 building would need $49.5 million worth of repairs over the course of the next decade. This is all the while enrollment in the district drops and concerns surrounding affordable housing linger.

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In its joint meeting with the school and building committees last Thursday to discuss a potential $150 million bond referendum surrounding school improvements – including either a projected $125 million high school rebuild or $65 million renovation – the South Kingstown Town Council decided that it is “going to need a little more time” to decide on a vote and move the process forward. 

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Food can always be a good way to bond and that’s the idea at the Kingston Fire Department.

Charles Hall, president of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company, has cooked up the idea of providing dinner a few times a week for both the new probationary members as well as those already serving this small community of 8,000 and the nearby sprawling University of Rhode Island.

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South Kingstown town and school officials meet tonight to once more discuss a potential $150 million bond wrapped in controversy about whether school officials are providing enough financial information to help reduce the bond’s cost to taxpayers.

The meeting between The Town Council, School Committee and the School Building Committee is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the council meeting room in South Kingstown Town Hall, located at 180 High St. It is a continuation of a February 9 meeting at which both panels reached an impasse on having needed financial information to go forward.