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Archive - 2012

October 29th

Friends, family mourn the loss of Ted Whittaker

October 30, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The air this holiday season will be a little less jolly without the presence of the town’s official Santa and all-around genuine guy Edward “Ted” Whittaker , who passed away Saturday at the age of 66.
The former North Kingstown town council and school committee member leaves behind his wife of 40 years Meredith and his two sons, Tyler and Todd, of Providence and Greenville, respectively.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hurricane Sandy hits South County

October 29, 2012

Waves come crashing over the rocks at Point Judith as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore.

For full hurricane coverage, pick up a copy of Wednesday's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 28th

Burdick sentenced to 12 years for robbery

October 29, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

Warwick resident Frederick Burdick, 26, who pleaded guilty two months ago to one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, was sentenced last week to 12 and a half years in federal prison for robbbing a North Kingstown restaurant employee at gunpoint earlier this year.
Called a ‘career criminal’ whose record includes more than two-dozen arrests and convictions in state court, Burdick was sentenced to 151 months for the January crime in which he attempted to steal the proceeds his victim was dropping off into a bank night deposit box.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 27th

EWG student hopes to strike out arthritis with fundraiser

October 28, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH– Katherine Gent’s classmates may not know everything there is to know about her but they’ll soon learn two important things that make her who she is.
First, Gent is an accomplished bowler. Second, she has rheumatoid arthritis.
For her senior project at Exeter-West Greenwich High School, the 17-year-old resident of West Greenwich hopes she can “use the sport I love to raise money for the disease I live with.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 26th

After 125 years farm organization still dedicated

October 27, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Barbara Bates remembers the Grange rite of passage in the mid-1950s during which kids who’d reached 14 could graduate from the “juvenile” group and join the adults in the “subordinate” division.
During her ceremony – which had just enough secrecy and formality to make it memorable – a portion of the proceedings occurred in a darkened room.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local historians detail the Haunts of Little Rest

October 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Unexplained phenomena continue to haunt the historic village of South Kingstown, the area once known as Little Rest Hill. Among the anecdotes from living residents are books flying from shelves, the eerie sounds of rattling chains, and loud voices in empty attic rooms.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 25th

Food pantry closer to a new location

October 26, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEIL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Monday night’s meeting of the Town Council saw the Little Red Schoolhouse move one step closer to becoming the new home of the North Kingstown Food Pantry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 24th

Armed with new attitude, Drljaca wins tennis crown

October 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Saturday’s RIIL Girls Tennis Singles Championship was won before East Greenwich’s Aleksandra Drljaca stepped on the court.
In the past, a match like this would have been the only thing on the mind of the EG junior. She would have thought about every point and practiced as much as possible in the days leading to the match.

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October 25, 2012

It's a sad week in North Kingstown.
Late this weekend, word passed that the town's longtime Santa, Ted Whittaker, passed away at the age of 66. While he will be best remembered for more than his holiday role, friends and family paid tribute to him as a genuine nice guy who will be missed forever.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 23rd

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Tax breaks for special interests not the answer (OPINION)

October 24, 2012

In a letter to the editor to this paper on October 4th Ellen Waxman who owns an art gallery in Wickford, argues that the legislature should “declare a state-wide sales tax exemption on art”. This, she asserts, would “spark Rhode Island’s economy”. Just how this would happen is unstated.
In this effort, state Senator James Sheehan “has agreed to sponsor legislation along this idea if he is reelected”. Great. Just what we need is more legislation that would favor a special interest, in this case owners of art galleries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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