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November 30th

Casey's closing after 30 years; will reopen in 2013

November 30, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After 30 years an iconic Wakefield restaurant is closing its doors and changing hands.

Casey’s Bar and Grill on Old Tower Hill Road is closing Dec. 16.

New co-owners Charlie Samaras and Jamie Laplume plan to renovate the space and turn it into Rare Steak and Fish, a combination of a steakhouse and seafood restaurant.

“It happened very quickly, over a matter of three weeks,” Charlie Samaras said Thursday of his recent acquisition of the restaurant.

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RI Climate Change Commission releases 2011-12 progress report

November 30, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Climate Change Commission, established in 2010 through legislation to reduce the risks of climate change across the state, has released its 2011-12 progress report. The 38-page document outlines the overall mission of the commission in assessing the state’s and municipalities’ needs in order to mitigate the present and future impacts of climate change.

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November 28th

Rams lose another close one

November 29, 2012

KINGSTON – Want and desire dripped from the words exiting Dan Hurley’s mouth as he spoke about his team’s loss Wednesday night. He has already expressed his feelings on moral victories. You’re not playing for them. You play, as former New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards famously said in a press conference one decade ago, to win the game.

Avengers on to D-III Super Bowl; Mariners fall to Middletown

November 29, 2012

The East Greenwich football team advanced to Sunday's Division III Super Bowl with a 25-13 win in the D-III semifinals over Moses Brown while Narragansett lost in the other D-III semi to Middletown, 35-14.
Andrew Miner threw three touchdown passes in the win, two in the second quarter that put the Avengers up 19-7 at the break. His third came in the fourth on a 12-completion to Alex Cleary, who had two touchdowns in the game.

POLITICS AS USUAL: What happened to respecting the will of voters? (OPINION)

November 28, 2012

Give people a choice between freedom and dictatorship, and they will pick freedom every time.
That is what happened in Michigan in the Nov. 6 election. In a referendum, voters repealed that state’s Emergency Manager Law.

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November 27th

Schedule is tough, but Rams look tougher

November 27, 2012

Four games into the season and the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team still doesn’t have a win.
If this happened last season, people would be jumping off the roofs of the dorms on the Kingston campus and demanding the head of their coach.
This is a new era. And when Dan Hurley is calm, everyone should be calm too, even if the season hasn’t gotten off to an ideal start with losses to a strong Norfolk State team, an ACC team in Virginia Tech, the No. 4 team in the country with Ohio State and Sunday’s lost to Hurley’s alma mater, Seton Hall.

Column: Hurley brings new attitude to URI

November 27, 2012

The Dan Hurley Era didn’t get off to the best start.
Prior to the Nov. 9 game against Norfolk State at the Ryan Center, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s first-year head coach either didn’t know or couldn’t remember the passcode to open the door to the locker room. He stood at the door and looked for help before wandering up and down the halls before he finally found someone who could open the door moments before he gave his first official pregame speech.

EG, Narragansett, WW playoff football postponed

November 27, 2012

The RIIL has postponed Tuesday's football semifinal games, pushing them to Wednesday night thanks to the snowy and wet weather.
In Division II, West Warwick was scheduled to travel north to play Cumberland at 6 p.m.; they will now play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Tucker Field.
East Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Division III, had its home game with Moses Brown moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Narrgansett, the No. 4 seed, plays No. 1 seed Middletown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School.

November 26th

Dancing at Disney a dream come true for Exeter troupe

November 27, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER–Performing at Disney would be a dream come true for any young dancer so when one local group found out they were selected to perform they were totally surprised—literally.
Unbeknownst to the group of 30, made up of three different classes at Rhythm Dance Center in Exeter, their dance teacher had submitted video of their most recent recital and they were accepted.

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Newly elected SK officials sworn in

November 26, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The newly elected members of the South Kingstown Town Council and the South Kingstown School Committee were sworn in Monday night at the town hall.

The members of the town council, Ella Whaley, Margaret Healy, Carol Hagan McEntee, Jim O’Neill and Paul Donnelly took their oaths and will each serve a two-year term.

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