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September 21st

Council passes new parking ordinance

September 21, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - The Town Council Monday evening passed a new ordinance regarding parking on Narragansett Avenue. The ordinance was drafted in response to a lawsuit brought against the town on behalf of a group of University of Rhode Island students, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who claimed that they were unfairly ticketed for parking violations on Narragansett Avenue last fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 20th

Ehrhardt declared winner after recount

September 20, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE—Sharon Gamba paced around the State Board of Elections office Monday afternoon with pen and paper in hand and a look of determination on her face.
Staring at the five electronic ballot machines in a dimly-lit basement area where all recounts are completed, Gamba watched as vote after vote was reentered. Her hope was, simply, that at least 19 of the 1,168 ballots turned the District 32 Republican primary race against incumbent Larry Ehrhardt back in her favor.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 19th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

September 19, 2012

And the winner is ... Larry Ehrhardt.
After a long battle for the Republican nomination in the State Representative race in District 32, incumbent Ehrhardt received good news Monday when an official recount upheld his victory over political newcomer Sharon Gamba.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you an in-depth look at the recount and reaction from both candidates. In addition, we have the latest news on the NK Town Council's ongoing labor negotiations and bring you an exclusive look at the new monument for the National Guard at the Veterans' Cemetery in Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 18th

And the beat goes on: Eleven years later, we still remember (OPINION)

September 18, 2012

It seems like it just happened yesterday but this week we passed the 11-year anniversary of one of the most significant events of our lifetime. Each of us remembers what we were doing, where we were and how we felt on September 11, 2001.
Tragedy has a way of bringing people together. We are able to gain the strength to challenge each other to go forward and doing nothing is never an option.
Each month of the year can bring out own personal memories. Some are joyous, some are filled with heartache.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 17th

Teamwork puts rural Exeter in forefront

September 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The words “cutting edge” and “Exeter” aren’t necessarily what you’d expect to find in the same sentence.
But in this large and heavily rural part of the state – sometimes considered pokey and Mayberry-ish by more cosmopolitan types – a combination of grant-funded initiatives and cross-departmental alliances are putting Exeter at the forefront of technology and environmentally-aware green projects.
In the process, the advances are saving the town and its taxpayers a ton of green as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dickinson defeats Fogarty in District 35 primary

September 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Incumbent Democrat Spencer Dickinson narrowly defeated Democrat Kathleen Fogarty in the primary election for state representative in District 35 Tuesday.

Dickinson received 270 votes, or 52.6 percent of the vote, and Fogarty received 243 votes, or 47.4 percent.

“I’m very happy with the outcome,” Dickinson said Wednesday. “I certainly could not have predicted what was going to happen.”

Dickinson credited his victory to the help of many different people.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wilkens wins over Tetzner for District 34

September 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - After the votes were tallied and the polls closed Tuesday evening in Narragansett and South Kingstown, the winner of the Republican primary for the House District 34 emerged as current Narragansett Town Councilman Christopher Wilkens. Having defeated his challenger, Steven Tetzner, Wilkens will now face off against incumbent and Democrat Teresa Tanzi in the November elections.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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