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Archive - May 2012

May 19th

Tell Me Your Story: Ex-Seabee Sprengel salutes military history

May 20, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – They’re hard at work clearing and grading land at the Seabee Museum, preparing to build a larger space to accommodate the donations of veterans who want to share their personal history as wartime engineer-soldiers.
When plans are approved for the 60-foot-wide by 100-foot-long by 24-foot high structure, Jack Sprengel, a Vietnam-era vet who is the museum’s curator, plans to donate his entire collection of militaria. He estimates the treasure trove contains at least 1,000 pieces, probably more.

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Pavilions on schedule for Memorial Day Weekend

May 19, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - It is no secret that the beaches of Charlestown are among the favorite summer destinations of many Rhode Island and Connecticut residents, not to mention visitors from afar. This summer, Charlestown Town Beach and Blue Shutters Beach will be even better places to spend a sunny summer day, with better accommodations than ever before.

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May 18th

After delay, Fire Academy up and running

May 19, 2012


EXETER – Ten years ago, voters approved a $55 million public safety bond that included $6.4 million to build a new Rhode Island State Fire Academy on the old Ladd School site in Exeter. Now, almost two years after breaking ground, the first phase is complete and the school is open for business.
On April 28, both the Exeter and West Greenwich fire departments were the first companies to take part in live-burn courses.

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May 17th

Volunteers banned at Exeter Animal Shelter

May 18, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER – The latest move in the increasingly intense tug-of-war at the troubled Exeter Animal Shelter can only be termed drastic: a notice has been posted on the facility’s door announcing that, per order of the town council, the services of all volunteers are suspended.

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Today's schedule - Thursday, May 17

May 17, 2012

Narragansett vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Wawaloam Field, 4 p.m.
South Kingstown at Coventry, 4:10 p.m.
Prout vs. West Warwick at McCarthy Field, 6:30 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
South Kingstown vs. Middletown at Gaudet Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Barrington at North Kingstown, 3:45 p.m.
Mount Hope vs. Prout at Christofaro Field, 3:45 p.m.
Coventry at Scituate 3:45 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
East Greenwich vs. South Kingstown at Curtis Corner Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Middletown at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
Rogers vs. South Kingstown at Broad Rock Field, 4 p.m.

Charlestown adpots budget for FY2013

May 17, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The town council voted unanimously to adopt the fiscal year 2013 (FY13) municipal budget at their meeting on Monday night after passing a few last minute revisions that ultimately decreased the bottom line. The budget will be put to voters during an all day referendum on Monday, June 4.

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May 16th

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May 17, 2012

Controversy continues at the Exeter Animal Shelter.
In what seems to be a never-ending drama between the Exeter Town Council and volunteers from the town, the Standard-Times learned this week that, for the forseeable future, volunteers have been banned from the facility.
This week, we continue our coverage of the hot-button issue and bring you all the latest news on what it means for a special meeting meant to address the topic next Tuesday.

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