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September 24th, 2011

Tell Me Your Story: Animal lovers find their best Buddy

September 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – If you don’t know a lot about dogs, you’re probably unaware that they smile and laugh when feeling especially cheerful or silly.
Right here in our own backyard, we have a sweet little nine-year-old mixed breed named Buddy – adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League after going through some tough times – who grins from ear to ear.
It’s because she has been adopted by a family who adore her and the feeling is mutual.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landfill closed to dog walks

September 24, 2011

RICHMOND - Abutters were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, to voice their displeasure about a temporary closing of the landfill that has been used as an unofficial dog park near Stilson and Buttonwoods Roads.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 23rd

Charity Scrabble tournament seeks wordsmiths

September 24, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Attention language lovers, spelling bee champs and everyone else who knows how to fit a word containing the letter “z” on a triple score square.
This Saturday, the Grand Chapter of Rhode Island Order of the Easter Star is sponsoring a Scrabble tournament at the Cold Spring Community Center on Beach Street. Proceeds from the event, which costs a minimum of $25 in pledges for each player, will benefit the American Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Research program. It is scheduled from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

September 23, 2011

Inside today's paper, find out what's inside the SKESP teacher aides contract for 2011 to 2014 and why the union is not so happy. Also, with the pension problem looming, Narragansett Schools are fearing the worst for pension costs.

Also, inside today's The Narragansett Times, find out why local fishermen have had enough with a new federal program to electronically monitoring the men at sea.

Lastly, as the Kimberly Fry trial enters its second week, read up on her ex-husband's the heartbreaking testimony on his daughter's death.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Riders rev their engines for students

September 23, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - In an effort to raise money for Chariho Career & Tech. students competing in the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo., there will be a fundraising motorcycle run leaving from the Chariho High School campus at 11 a.m., on Sept. 25.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 22nd

Emotions boil over in Fry trial

September 23, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Camden was a little adventurer, was creative, loved music, science and swimming. She was a brave, spirited and vibrant little girl. She had just finished the second grade at Fishing Cove Elementary and had enjoyed one last trip to the North Kingstown Town Beach with some new friends, when, on the evening of Aug. 10, 2009, her mother strangled and murdered her with her own hands.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town hero comes home

September 22, 2011

 

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Surrounded by American flags, standing nearby a West Kingston Fire Station truck, about a hundred Elks Lodge and community members awaited the arrival of South Kingstown’s hero Joe “Tiger” Patrick on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Straight talk on pension reform

September 22, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With one month left before the General Assembly will hold a special session on state pension reform, General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo is reaching out to every corner of the state to explain to tax payers the state’s $9.4-billion unfunded pension problem.

Last Thursday, she made a stop at South Kingstown Town Hall, where she met with two dozen local officials from South County. Later on in the day, she met 75 members and guests at the South Kingstown Rotary Club luncheon.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Valley Elementary School wins national award

September 22, 2011

HOPE VALLEY - At the entrance of Hope Valley Elementary School, a decorative blue ribbon is attached to the wall adjacent to the front door. A similar ribbon can also be found on the door to the school’s main office.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 21st

Preview the Standard Times today!

September 22, 2011

After over a two-year week, the murder case against former North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry officially began last week in South Kingstown.
In this week's Standard Times, read all about the first week of the trial, including opening statements from both sides and emotional testimony from Kimberly's former husband Timothy.
In addition, we've got the latest news on this week's North Kingstown Town Council meeting, where the results of last week's special election in town were up for much debate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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