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October 30th, 2012

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Questions remain surrounding Campo’s residency (OPINION)

October 31, 2012

Questions have persisted over the years about whether or not Steven Campo, the Democratic candidate for House District 31, is a resident of North Kingstown. Campo’s campaign literature states that he is and that he owns a small business here. His campaign website claims “Steve has lived in and built his business in North Kingstown for over 25 years. He is a local resident…” (Full disclosure: I have financially supported Campo’s previous campaigns.)

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sandy makes mess of sports schedules

October 30, 2012

The playoff season was supposed to kick off today, but the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy has made a mess of the schedule.
The Division I girls volleyball season still hasn't finished and the Division II playoffs were pushed back one day.
The boys and girls soccer playoffs have been moved back, as have the field hockey postseason.

Here is what's going the rest of the week as far as the regular season:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Girls volleyball
Chariho at Coventry, 6:30 p.m.
North Kingstown at Toll Gate, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Regular season

Hurricane Sandy blows through

October 30, 2012

The Coast Guard House in the Pier was one of many structures damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Monday. For complete storm coverage, pick up a copy of Wednesday's and Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

 

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