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October 22nd

Election 2010

October 22, 2010

More candidates more questions. Today we will continue our coverage of the Candidates running for state offices.
There are six candidates running for representative seats in three different districts. District 27, 29 and 40. We asked each of them the same six questions:

1. What do you see as the biggest challenge currently facing the state/town/schools?

2. How would you address this challenge?

3. If you could change one thing immediately after being elected, what would it be?

4. What skills do you feel you would bring to the position you are seeking?

School Committee's still a table for seven

October 22, 2010

The School Committee membership will change after the Nov. 2 election, but the number of seats on the dais won't.
By a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the committee voted not to pursue a town charter change that would reduce the number of members to five, a proposal committee member Paul Martin offered as a means of saving money.
Martin estimated that the reduction could save the district $6,400 in salary and health care benefits or buyback money for members who don't accept the health care package.

From Narragansett to Jamaica, O'Connor shares her skills

October 22, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN–Once a college professor in Narragansett, Sr. Una O’Connor, C.P. has used the teaching skills she learned in Rhode Island to develop the Catholic College of Mandeville, a teaching school in Jamaica.

Station House opens this weekend for dinner

October 22, 2010

KINGSTON – The Station House Restaurant on Kingstown Road is now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. starting tonight, Oct. 22. Mike Labonte, Jr., the owner and sole cook, said he hopes providing the dinner option in addition to breakfast and lunch will create more business. The restaurant will also allow customers to bring their own alcohol. For more information, pick up the Narragansett Times.

Richmond council creating senior activities board

October 22, 2010

RICHMOND – The Town Council will likely soon establish a temporary committee to start activities for area seniors and decide how to move forward.

October 21st

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.
For more on this story, please pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.

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.

For more on this story, please pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.

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 ...

For more on this story, please pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.


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