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February 24th, 2012

W. Alton Jones celebrates 50 years

February 24, 2012

WEST GREENWICH - While the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, Bay campus and Providence campus all have unique characteristics that make them beautiful, URI’s most alluring and charming campus may be none of the three.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 23rd

Crash claims the lives of two NK residents

February 24, 2012

By DAVID PEPIN &
LINDSAY OLIVIER

EAST GREENWICH– Thomas Meers had just put his one-year-old daughter back to bed at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday morning and was about to fall back asleep himself when he heard a horrible noise not far from his home at 403 Shippeetown Road.
“If you put your head against a board and somebody hit a baseball bat across it, that’s what it sounded like,” said Meers, East Greenwich Fire District captain. “I just started getting dressed and ran out. I knew it was going to be bad.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hopkinton remains toll free

February 23, 2012

HOPKINTON - The Federal Highway Administration has rejected the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation’s (RIDOT) request to build toll booths on both sides of Route 95 in between Exits 2 and 3, in the Hopkinton/Richmond area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

February 22nd

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

February 23, 2012

Tragedy struck this weekend when a pair of local teenagers were killed in a car accident in East Greenwich. This week, the Standard-Times has the story, as well as a look at the victims through the eyes of friends and family members.
In addition, we bring you an exclusive look into the troubles that continue to plague the State Fire Academy in Exeter and wrap up our month-long look into Black History Month.
All that and more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy on newsstands today!

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accident claims two teens over weekend

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - Thomas Mears had just put his one-year-old daughter back to bed at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday morning, and was about to fall back asleep himself when he heard the horrible noise not far from his home at Shippeetown Road.

“If you put your head against a board and somebody hit a baseball bat across it, that's what it sounded like,” said Mears, East Greenwich Fire District captain. “I just started getting dressed and ran out. I knew it was going to be bad.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EGFD makes case for new station in town

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The cost of building a new East Greenwich Fire District Station 1 may still be too rich for some residents, but the price of land for its new home seemed right for most of them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Emergencies not only challenge for firefighters at current station

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Think knocking down a brush fire or dousing a burning structure in East Greenwich is a challenge?

Try maneuvering the firefighting apparatus out of Station 1 downtown on Main Street, where East Greenwich Fire District personnel have to contend with not only pedestrians and sometimes speeding traffic, but the structure of the 98-year-old building as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Interfaith Food Bank receives healthy donation

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — While the current state of the economy may be a drain on local food banks, local volunteers and a supermarket chain are attempting to keep a local bank replenished.

The East Greenwich Interfaith Food Bank, based at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, received a $4,280 donation from Stop & Shop's Frenchtown Road branch, which has been active in several local food bank initiatives.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local's life a true balancing act

February 22, 2012

On the night of Feb. 20, 2003, East Greenwich’s Tracy King was working as a bouncer at the Station Nightclub for the Great White concert, escorting around WPRI-TV cameraman Brian Butler for him to get video of the show.

In the nine years since the tragic fire that claimed Tracy, 38, and 99 others at the Station, Evelyn King – Tracy’s wife – and her children have been taking things one step at a time and one day at a time to try and progress through life without him, with some days being naturally better than others.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

French class 'rocks' EGHS last Wednesday

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Seldom does a French lesson get students out of their seats and dancing.

But that's what happened last week in the East Greenwich High School Auditorium, with some help from Grand Derangement, a band from the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, whose diverse music ties in with the history element of French language classes.

About 850 French language students from around the state, in two shifts, were bused to the school for the concert, an annual event sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French Rhode Island.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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