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December 7th

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December 8, 2011

'Tis the season to be jolly and if you happened to catch any of this weekend's Festival of Lights in North Kingstown, you'd be hard pressed to feel any other way.
In this week's Standard Times, we give you a full recap of the annual event and show you, through the eyes of several locals, just what it means for the town and community as a whole.
In addition, we bring you an exclusive look into the town of Exeter's recent audit and catch you up on breaking news stories involving a local company recently fined by OSHA as well as the ongoing flooding issue on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 6th

Curmudgeon's Corner: Fifteen pens later, pension reform battle finally over (OPINION)

December 7, 2011

In a subdued ceremony at the State House, Governor Chafee used 15 pens to sign reform of the state pension system into law. As predicted several times in this column, the unions representing state and municipal employees and teachers said they would challenge the law in court. According to union poobahs, the only decision is whether to add their complaint to the case already being litigated in Superior Court or to enter a new, separate lawsuit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee pushes to make bus monitors optional

December 6, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee has voted to approve a resolution asking state lawmakers to make a change to a Rhode Island general law involving school bus monitors

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 5th

McKay leaves state GOP for Washington

December 6, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ken McKay IV, part of the North Kingstown furniture dynasty whose founder, Kenneth McKay, was a scion of local Republican politics, has resigned after eight months as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
The Poplar Point resident has been hired as senior adviser to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and is already in Washington, D.C., according to his brother Kerry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton has a new sheriff in town

December 5, 2011

HOPKINTON - After a search that spanned nearly five months, the town of Hopkinton finally has it’s new police chief.

David S. Palmer, a current Lieutenant and 25 year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), will be appointed to the post in early January, according to Town Manager, and Acting Police Chief, William McGarry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 4th

Christmases past captured in vintage handmade cards

December 5, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Elizabeth Donovan, community outreach director for the North Kingstown Free Library, has a special tradition: each year she gets out the collection of homemade Christmas cards she’s made and received over the course of decades and enjoys them all over again.
“I love taking them out,” she says. “It’s a lot of fun.”
This year she is sharing a sampling of these seasonal greetings – artifacts from a time when people took time to create personal cards for special friends and relatives.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 3rd

Tell Me Your Story: Barber Ruby Richter is a gem for Wickford Village

December 4, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Most women have an internal GPS that unfailingly takes them to spas where they are soothed, groomed, massaged and de-stressed in settings that are inviting and inspire warm conversations.
Men? Not so much.
All that is changing in Wickford since the arrival of Ruby’s Barber Shop, a hideaway where guys encounter a calmer, gentler sort of man cave.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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