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April 18th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

April 18, 2012

The results of an independent examination by the accounting firm of Nadeau Wadovick are in and the debate over the NK School Department's funding has reached a new level.
In this week's Standard-Times, we present you with the findings, which seem to indicate that NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger was right all along, and help explain what happens from here.
In addition, we bring you the latest news on a bus accident that sent over 30 people to the hospital and profile the newest Baykeeper of Save the Bay. Here's a hint: He's from NK.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Walk MS a huge success

April 18, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The stories of how walkers and bikers have come to the MS Society’s 23rd annual Walk MS are varied, but the intent remains steadfast: to raise funds and public awareness for research which will someday lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

“This is a great experience, from start to finish,” said Narragansett resident Chuck Carberry. “Last year, we did the walk and I have been training for this year’s 150 mile bike race with my wife. It is a great opportunity.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

April 18, 2012

In today's paper, the Narragansett Engineering Office plans to study the sewer system in Narragansett along Congdon Street. The effort is an attempt to minimize water overflow at the Congdon Street Pump Station.

Also, last week, the South Kingstown Police arrested William E. Webster,52 for possession of child pornography.

Save the Bay also has a new Bay Keeper, Tom Kutcher.

All and more inside, today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 17th

Politics as Usual: No one gets arrested quite like an elected official (OPINION)

April 17, 2012

I’m going to be watching the House and Senate Finance committee hearings to see if any more money is being funneled into the ACI kitchen budget. I figure that, at the rate senators and representatives are running afoul of the law these days, legislators are going to have a vested interest in improving the quality of prison food.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 16th

Langevin concerned with potential submarine cutbacks

April 16, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – This year marks the first of a five-year plan in which General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) is scheduled to build two Virginia class submarines per year as part of the strategic emphasis on the Asia/Pacific region but the recently released Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP) calls for the purchasing of just one submarine in 2014 and that’s something Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) calls “troubling”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 15th

Injured Exeter waitress making strides

April 15, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

COVENTRY – Very carefully, Audra Willis walks through her garden, showing a visitor where she plans to sow the contents of assorted seed packets.
Her adolescent gray-and-white cat, Larry, tears around, swishing his tail while keeping Willis in sight. It's as if he realizes that Audra's ability to negotiate on her own – no wheelchair, no walker, no cane – is miraculous.
“The doctor gave me a 10 out of 10,” she says, beaming; that's a 100 percent chance of making a complete recovery and returning to work – perhaps even sooner than she had hoped.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

April 14th

Tell Me Your Story: Duffany doesn't plan to flee

April 14, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The town's new animal warden, Holly Duffany – on the job for two months – is earning a degree in criminal justice from New England Tech, hopes to one day become a police K-9 officer, and loves critters so much that she took home a seemingly unadoptable dog that had been in the shelter for more than half its life.
She also just turned 21 and is the youngest animal control officer in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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