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January 6th, 2012

NK lost many prominent residents in 2011

January 7, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As we enter 2012, it’s appropriate to reflect on those who passed from our midst, how their lives changed North Kingstown and the tremendous void they’ve left in the fabric of the community.
In 2011, we mourned the loss of major activists, former government and societal leaders, a long-time resident famous for nurturing animals and the town’s preeminent photographer of nearly 40 years.
All of them left legacies that will be indelibly written in the collective memory. They represented everything good about life in a small place.

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

January 6, 2012

In today's paper, we have a story on an arrested and suspended Narragansett Police Officer who hit a state police vehicle while driving under the influence.

We also have the story on former Celtic Chris Herren's speech to South Kingstown High School student athletes to sway them from drug and alcohol use.

Inside today's paper, we also have what the Narragansett Planning Board thoughts on the town council’s recent decision to continue their deliberations of the proposed relocation of Narragansett Bikes to 922 Boston Neck Road.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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School Committee budget workshops start Saturday at CMS

January 6, 2012

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - During the upcoming weeks, the Chariho Regional School District Committee will hold several public budget workshops leading up to the approval and adoption of the district’s next annual budget.

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January 5th

Update: Thompson resigns from NK School Committee

January 6, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown school committee has spent the past month trying to find a way to deal with a significant deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.
Now, they’ll also have to find a new member.,
Committee member Joe Thompson formally announced his resignation effective immediately this week, declaring it officially yesterday at a meeting of the NK Republican Town Committee.

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Landscape architect scholars win RIASLA awards

January 5, 2012

KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island is home to many scholars and researchers who have been recognized within their respective disciplines, and the department of Landscape Architecture is no different. Professor Richard Sheridan and students Jared Sell, Brayden Drypolcher and Brianna O’Connor were all awarded by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) for their research contributions to the profession.

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Preview today's Chariho Times

January 5, 2012

As the new year starts, so does Hopkinton's new police chief. In today's paper, we have a story on Police Chief David Palmer as he takes his new post. A new year also marks the start of a new budget year.

This Saturday the first of several workshops on the school committee budget will be held in the Chariho Middle School Library at 9 a.m. Find out whether the budget is as transparent enough as town councils from the three towns hoped for.

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Hopkinton Police Chief Palmer sworn in

January 5, 2012

HOPKINTON - The meeting chambers of the Hopkinton Town Hall were at capacity on Tuesday night, filled with people there to see new Chief of Police David Palmer get sworn into his new post.

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January 4th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

January 5, 2012

It's a new year but, apparently, it's business as usual with the NK School Committee.
Wednesday, Joe Thompson handed in his letter of resignation from the committee and this week, the Standard Times has all the details behind his decision, as well as what the future holds for the School Committee.
In addition, we have all the latest news on a potential proposal to bring a casino to the Quonset area, an update on NK's SSTAR company losing a key state contract and a special look at the new head of the state's GOP Party.
All that and more in this week's Standard Times! Pick up a copy today!

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Local leaders want state to do more with reform

January 5, 2012

The heavy lifting’s not over on Smith Hill.

While the state General Assembly took a major step toward easing the state's pension crisis with the reforms passed in November's special session, following up on those measures in the 2012 session will be crucial, state Sen. Dawson Hodgson (R-Dist. 35) and state Rep. Robert Watson (R-Dist. 30) said last Friday, four days before the new session began.

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An artsy day

January 5, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – Only a caring teacher, in the guise of helping the only boy surrounded by five girls, can sound perfectly natural when saying, “Robert, I think you might want your horns a little bigger.”

That would be monster horns; made to resemble a beast from “Monster’s, Inc.” On Robert’s funky fleece hat, which he was making to adorn his mannequin head.

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