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December 25th

Embury calls Judge Stern's decision a 'head-scratcher'

December 26, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Town Manager, Michael Embury, in response to Friday’s Superior Court decision rendered by Judge Brian J. Stern, fired off a three-page letter to the town council bullet-pointing his concerns and suggestive remedies for the judge’s legal rulings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 24th

Stern decision a victory for fire union

December 25, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– On Friday, Superior Court Judge Brian J. Stern handed down his ruling, a long-awaited decision in the heated battle between the North Kingstown Firefighters Association (NKFFA) Local 1651 and the Town, bearing on the Town’s changes to certain terms of employment having effect on district firefighters’ wage, support and scheduling structure.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 23rd

NKHS student praised for scholarly efforts

December 24, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It’s been a great month for Sam Finneran.
Finneran, a North Kingstown High School senior, picked up two honors last week as the NK School Committee commended him for being named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin selected him as his “principal nomination” for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 22nd

Tell Me Your Story: Dedicated donkeys are still bringing light to the world

December 23, 2012

During this holy season of Advent, in which we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, I find myself contemplating the role of the humble donkey in the two most significant events in Christianity.
A donkey was there in the beginning, carrying Mary to a stable in Bethlehem; another was present at the end, bearing Christ triumphantly into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 21st

Maia-Cicero remains EWG chair

December 22, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—The organizational meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee resulted in no changes last Wednesday evening.
The election of the school committee’s chair, vice chair, clerk and choosing who would represent the committee on the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) ended with the members already in those positions still in place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 20th

Politics as Usual: What America needs is a conversation about guns (OPINION)

December 21, 2012

I have always been a strong Second Amendment supporter.
It’s not that I have any particular love for guns; I have never fired a gun. I don’t really like guns and I don’t particularly like it when people bring guns around me. If you want to know the whole truth, people who are really enthusiastic about their love for guns and shooting weird me out a little bit.
But the same way President Obama seems to think people “cling to guns,” I cling to the Constitution and am loath to see “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” messed with, especially in an ad hoc or knee-jerk manner.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 19th

Curmudgeon's Corner: Tighter gun laws wouldn't have prevented violence (OPINION)

December 20, 2012

How does one react to the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday?
It didn’t take long for the anti-gun lobby to jump to the conclusion that the massacre of 20 young children and six women members of the faculty and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School illustrates the need for stricter controls on guns. In fact, one congressman issued a press release within an hour of the announcement of the event, literally before any facts were known. Perhaps he has a press release prepared “just in case”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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