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October 10th, 2012

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October 10, 2012

It's mid-October and that means two things: Pumpkins are everywhere and it's time to start thinking about the upcoming election.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the latest on a clean water-initiative that has been championed by local and state officials and is up for approval this November. In addition, we catch you up on all the happenings at the EWG and NK School Committees and present you a look at a special breast cancer survivor from North Kingstown that wants to share her story.
All that and much, much more in this week's Standard-Times. Pick up a copy today!

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CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Political ads aren't just silly, they're insulting (OPINION)

October 10, 2012

This is the season of political ads on TV and radio. Some of them are silly while others are insults to the intelligence of voters.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is hammering the old reliable Democrat vote-getter in Rhode Island: the Republicans want to take away your Medicare. Whitehouse is shown in his ad addressing nodding and smiling senior citizens who appear to be in a nursing home environment.

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October 8th

Nautical Impressions shipping out after 14 years

October 8, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Behind a locked door – to avoid being interrupted by customers; surely a first for a businessman – Jim Grogan spent Sunday packing up Nautical Impressions, the sea-themed shop on Updike Park that he’s operated for 14 years.
As rousing chanteys played in the background, he talked about the decision he and his wife, Dale, owner of The World Store whose entrance is directly opposite and only a few feet from his, had to make. “Our accountant said we’d just been put into a corner,” said Jim Grogan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 7th

Farming to be celebrated on Monday

October 7, 2012

WARWICK – Anne Holst remembers growing up at Clouds Hill Farm, in the Cowesett area in a Victorian home – passed down through generations of women – as a place where goats roamed, hay was cut and her mother, the legendary Nancy Allen Holst, kept a donkey which she rode to the neighbor’s each morning for coffee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 6th

Updike Park Christmas tree headed for a fall

October 6, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – If all goes according to plan, the massive pine in Updike Park that has served as the town Christmas tree for many years will make its final appearance in the spotlight this holiday season.
And, in the evergreen equivalent of “All About Eve”, a gorgeous ingénue is waiting in the wings.
“We have been talking about trying to put a better tree in Updike Park,” says public works director Phil Bergeron. The old tree has become “very tall, thinned out” to the point that the entire thing “can’t be lit.”

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October 5th

Rts. 102-2 rotary OKed

October 5, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–The Town Council unanimously approved the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) design project for construction of a new rotary at the intersection of Routes 2 and 102 in North Kingstown. Deemed a high-hazard intersection under the RIDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program, the intersection was chosen by the state as a priority project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 4th

Brooks gets 35 years for crime spree

October 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
Special to the Standard

A former Narragansett resident who robbed four elderly women in three towns, including North Kingstown, two years ago was sentenced to 35 years, with 20 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, last week by Superior Court Justice Melanie W. Thunberg.

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