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Archive - May 16, 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/17)

May 16, 2012

Today's news is the first revision of tomorrow's history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

Five years ago
May 17, 2007

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Supplemental taxes aren’t the worst scenario (OPINION)

May 16, 2012

A 13-percent supplemental tax really stinks.
There is no way around that fact for people who live in Woonsocket, so it is best to just put it out there from the start: After you have paid all your property and automobile taxes for the year, to be hit with a bill for an extra 13 percent and get nothing for it except to balance the city’s books is the rancid cherry atop a crap sundae.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Elementary gets a rise out of Bob's

May 16, 2012

RICHMOND - Most Rhode Islanders are familiar with Bob’s Discount Furniture. Whether or not they have actually bought a mattress or living room set at the retail furniture chain is irrelevant– everyone has seen or heard the quirky commercials on television and radio that feature an animated version of Bob himself or even local sports heroes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Today's schedule - Wednesday, May 16

May 16, 2012

Baseball
Coventry at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Middletown at East Greenwich, 4 p.m.
Tiverton vs. North Kingstown at Lischio Field, 4 p.m.
South Kingstown at Portsmouth at 4 p.m.
Golf
Chariho, Coventry vs. Westerly at Shelter Harbor Golf Club, 3 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett vs. South Kingstown at Laurel Lane Golf Course, 3:30 p.m.
Prout vs. North Kingstown at Jamestown Golf Course, 2:45 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Coventry at Toll Gate, 3:30 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
Narragansett vs. Middletown at Gaudet Middle School, 6 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Cranston West at Cranston Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

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