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November 21st

Exeter war memorial advances

November 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – If the Exeter Veterans Memorial Committee can finish raising $50,000, a long-planned monument to the town’s veterans of all service branches will be placed near the entrance to the municipal library on Ten Rod Road.
“It’s been in the works for awhile,” says Dave Owens, committee chairman.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CDTC makes tax credit proposal

November 21, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - A proposal aimed to give full-time Charlestown residents a tax credit of up to $1,000 per year on their property taxes was presented by the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) at the Nov. 14 town council meeting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 20th

Foodies folds after bistro business sours

November 21, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Foodie’s of Wickford, the gourmet shop and bistro which opened this past January at 21 West Main St. – the owners previously sold high-end chocolates and imported cheeses in a building behind the restaurant – has closed.
Jim Zajas, a partner with Craig Schennum, in Foodie’s as well as two Consignment Goods stores, said of the closing “In the end, it was a relief. It wasn’t doing enough business to keep it going.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 19th

Tell Me Your Story: Humble not chicken to tout Rhode Island

November 20, 2011

If the holiday season is approaching you know it’s time for another of Roberta Humble’s tributes to Rhode Island.
Since 2000, the longtime CCRI English teacher and first woman president of the North Kingstown Rotary Club has produced three books and two games extolling the virtues and quirks of our little state.
This year, in a burst of enthusiastic energy, she’s launching both a book and a game.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 18th

Hundreds pay tribute to Ted Whittaker

November 19, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – On Tuesday night, close to 400 people came to the Quonset “O” Club to toast, roast and celebrate former Town Council member Edward “Ted” “Santa” Whittaker’s life and accomplishments.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

EG Deputy Fire Chief won't be further disciplined

November 18, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — East Greenwich Deputy Fire Chief Russell McGillivray, suspended for two days with pay following an incident two weeks ago at a state Fire Marshal's Office training class, will not face further disciplinary action from the district's Board of Fire Commissioners.

Meeting in executive session Thursday night, the board refused to divulge any vote taken on further disciplinary action against McGillivray in the wake of an NBC10 I-Team report alleging that he had dropped his pants during a training session.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 18, 2011

In today's The Narragansett Times, we have a story about why the Ocean Mist and Tara Joyce's Family Pub oppose South Kingstown's application to put up a bulkhead wall on Matunuck Beach Road.

The Narragansett School Committee reappointed Superintendent Sipala for another three years.

We also have a story on the new wind turbine installed at Fishermen’s Memorial Campground in Narragansett.

All and more inside The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hunting may be solution to deer overpopulation

November 18, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex (RINWRC), a division of the National Fish and Wildlife Service, is in the process of constructing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan for the Block Island and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuges. A public workshop was held at the Kettle Pond Visitors Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, to collect public input on the plan and to answer questions.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 17th

Judge denies Fry's request for a new trial

November 18, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over a month since a grand jury found former North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry guilty of second-degree murder of her daughter Camden, a judge denied her request for a new trial Monday afternoon in Washington County Superior Court.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK supports pension reform

November 17, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Knowing that without pension reform, South Kingstown faces an unfunded liability of $19.7 million for its municipal employee retirement system, the Town Council supports pension reform and last week's amendments to the state pension bill.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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