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November 18th, 2012

Local teens pledge not to text and drive

November 19, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Statistics, texts and video showed teens at North Kingstown High School last week the dangers of mixing texting with driving.
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was joined by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), state and local police, school and town officials and AT&T to bring kids the message “It can wait.”
Over 700 teens gathered in the auditorium at the high school to view the AT&T presentation that started in the state this fall.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 17th

NK's FEMA rank a point of debate

November 18, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Although much controversy has recently surrounded the Town of North Kingstown’s National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) ranking, the No. 9 rating assigned by FEMA is a measure of the Town’s participation in a nationally ranked program and not directly related to Hurricane Sandy and her untimely visit to the area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 16th

Exeter response team handles all Sandy can offer

November 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Even though Hurricane Sandy caused some tricky problems – the generator at Shady Acres nursing home failed, there was no phone service at the emergency dispatch center for two hours on storm day and schools didn’t reopen until Friday because there was no power at Wawaloam Elementary – most people agree that the town’s emergency plan worked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 15th

Johnson squeezes past Patterson in nail-biter

November 16, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After the State Board of Elections finished a marathon tally of votes from the Nov. 6 general election, Exeter’s 130 absentee ballots moved challenger Bob Johnson into the fifth and final slot on the town council.
Trailing incumbent Dan Patterson, a local contractor, by only four on election night, Johnson wound up garnering 66 absentee votes to pull out a victory over the sole Republican councilor who tacked on 57 after the final tally.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 14th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

November 15, 2012

Every Veterans' Day, we pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform across the globe.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you a look at the annual Veterans' Day festivities in North Kingstown and give you an update on all the issues important to NK and Exeter as we bring you in-depth coverage of the results of the counting of mail-in ballots--which changed the outcome in one race--and continue evaluating the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Election results show America has changed ... and not for the better (OPINION)

November 14, 2012

(Editor's Note: Due to a late production error, we were unable to print Politics as Usual in this week's Standard-Times and have made it available online instead. We regret the error.)

Last Tuesday the voters of the State of Rhode Island and Dependent Population joined a majority of other citizens of the Socialist States of America and decided that increased government intervention in and control over our lives is what they want. In other words, surrender more of our freedom and liberty for government handouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

POLITICS AS USUAL: Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for election results (OPINION)

November 14, 2012

(Editor's Note: Due to a late production error, we were unable to print Politics as Usual in this week's Standard-Times and have made it available online instead. We regret the error.)

The Republican brand is damaged, perhaps hopelessly, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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