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January 3rd, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Thompson leaving NK School Committee

January 3, 2012

Breaking News: The NK Standard Times has learned that Joe Thompson will officially resign from the NK School Committee this week. For more on this story, including a letter to the editor from Thompson and a reaction letter from committee chairperson Kim Page, pick up a copy of Thursday's Standard Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

January 1st

QDC lands investment

January 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Turn your head for a second and you’ll miss something big in Quonset.
More change is coming to the thriving Business Park with the recently announced $400,000 investment from the United States Commerce Development’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The investment to the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) will be used to make roadway improvements. This project alone is expected to create 275 jobs and generate $50 million in private investment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

When the reader becomes the writer

January 1, 2012

RICHMOND - When Jami Ouellette and Jeffrey Morse met they immediately realized that they had a lot in common. They had similar interests, professional focuses, and they each had kids.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 31st, 2011

Exeter rolls to the rescue

January 1, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Exeter Rescue Corps, located on Ted Rod Road next to the town hall, has a brand new emergency truck parked out front, sparkling like Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels.
It was selected by a committee of the squad’s employees who researched the possibilities, put together specifications and reviewed what was in the marketplace. They came up with an outstanding vehicle costing $150,000 – a terrific bargain considering that many trucks with all the bells and whistles go for as much as $250,000.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 30th

Debate over altered NKFD schedule heating up

December 31, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The battle between the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF over a proposed structural change that would require firefighters to work a 24-hour shift every three days—as opposed to the current arrangement of two 10-hour day shifts following by two 14-hour night shifts followed by four days off— has taken a new turn.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's The Narragansett Times

December 30, 2011

In today's Narragansett Times, we have an update on the pending litigation between South Kingstown and Village Liquors. The brief hearing dates have been set.

We also have the story of how state police arrested a retired URI finance employee who allegedly stole $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University.

To ring in the new year, we have a 1,600-word tribute to the tumultuous year that has just passed.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town councilman says new districts bad for Hopkinton

December 30, 2011

HOPKINTON - The new district maps that were approved by the Rhode Island Reappointment Commission on Monday, Dec. 19, would have a trickle down affect on most of the state’s 39 cities and towns if passed into law. Hopkinton could potentially see some significant changes, such as the addition of a new town polling location.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 29th

Award-winning photographer Ray Clayton dies at 69

December 30, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ray Clayton, 69, an icon in the world of local news photography who mentored and inspired a generation of youngsters in the newspaper business, has died.
Clayton, who retired in 2008 after 32 years with Southern Rhode Island Newspapers – only to return almost immediately as a regular freelance contributor — lost a brief battle with lung cancer just after midnight on Christmas Day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Donation helps Christmas tradition continue on

December 29, 2011

A group of residents of Stone Ridge Estates continued a Christmas luminaria tradition dating back to 1976 with this year's presentation.

This year's program, which serves as a fundraiser for the East Greenwich Human Services Holiday Food Basket Program, was made possible by donations from residents and a $1,080 donation from Jim Matthews of Matthews Oil.

An estimated 2,600 luminaria were used to decorate curbs, walks and driveways, with donations, participants and luminaria varying somewhat year to year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Village Cafe offers patrons new option for breakfast

December 29, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — Anne Steger is hoping to fill a downtown area restaurant gap…and end the tenant-go-round at 431 Main St.

Last Thursday, The Village Café opened at a spot which has seemed somewhat jinxed this year. Steve Filippou’s Twisted Dogs closed there last month after a run of less than two months, while The Sweet Nest, a cupcake shop, lasted only two months earlier this year.

But with the recent closings of downtown diners Jigger’s and Audra’s, Steger is hoping Main Street denizens looking for a new breakfast spot will find their way to her place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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