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Exeter's Fernstrom adjusting well in role as Jamestown clerk

October 21, 2010

Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN – In March Cheryl Fernstrom was selected from among 39 applicants to become this island’s town clerk, an honor that comes as no surprise to anyone who had dealings with Cheryl during her long tenure as Exeter’s town clerk.
In a time when age discrimination is all too common, her appointment was an endorsement of experience over youth. The town was willing to pay more for the best.
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Remainder of Old Jamestown Bridge set for demolition

October 21, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Since the demolishing of the old Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge in 2006, a 1,600 foot portion has remained intact on the North Kingstown side. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will soon begin to demolish that remaining piece.
RIDOT awarded a $961,000 contract to Reagan Construction Corporation of Middletown to remove the “trestle” portion of the old bridge. The section is the only piece of structure still standing from the 70 year-old bridge. The new bridge, located to the left of the old section, was opened in 1992.

Fry arraignment moved to Oct. 26

October 21, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over a year after allegedly murdering her eight year-old daughter, Camden, on Aug. 11, 2009, a Washington County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Oct. 8, to North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry, 37, on one count of second-degree murder. Fry was not present in court. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but at the request of the defense, the arraignment has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 in Washing County Superior Court.

Trio of RFP's aim to save Beechwood

October 21, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Three Request for Proposal’s (RFP’s) have been submitted to the town council in the hopes of preventing the demolition of the old Beechwood Senior Center.

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Local ballot initiatives cover wide range of topics

October 21, 2010

EXETER-NORTH KINGSTOWN – On the ballot for Exeter residents will be five referenda questions that deal with amendments to the town charter ...

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