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October 7th, 2012

Farming to be celebrated on Monday

October 8, 2012

WARWICK – Anne Holst remembers growing up at Clouds Hill Farm, in the Cowesett area in a Victorian home – passed down through generations of women – as a place where goats roamed, hay was cut and her mother, the legendary Nancy Allen Holst, kept a donkey which she rode to the neighbor’s each morning for coffee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 6th

Updike Park Christmas tree headed for a fall

October 7, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – If all goes according to plan, the massive pine in Updike Park that has served as the town Christmas tree for many years will make its final appearance in the spotlight this holiday season.
And, in the evergreen equivalent of “All About Eve”, a gorgeous ingénue is waiting in the wings.
“We have been talking about trying to put a better tree in Updike Park,” says public works director Phil Bergeron. The old tree has become “very tall, thinned out” to the point that the entire thing “can’t be lit.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 5th

Rts. 102-2 rotary OKed

October 6, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–The Town Council unanimously approved the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) design project for construction of a new rotary at the intersection of Routes 2 and 102 in North Kingstown. Deemed a high-hazard intersection under the RIDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program, the intersection was chosen by the state as a priority project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 4th

Brooks gets 35 years for crime spree

October 5, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
Special to the Standard

A former Narragansett resident who robbed four elderly women in three towns, including North Kingstown, two years ago was sentenced to 35 years, with 20 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, last week by Superior Court Justice Melanie W. Thunberg.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 3rd

Preview the Standard-Times today!

October 4, 2012

Holidays in North Kingstown may soon look a little bit different.
Last week, word broke that the tree in Updike Park, long a staple during the town's annual Festival of Lights, may soon be replaced.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the full proposal and tell you how likely it is – if at all – that Festivalgoers have a new sight to behold this winter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 2nd

And the beat goes on: Fall brings change but change is good (OPINION)

October 3, 2012

Decision making can be very difficult for people. There is so much information you need to take into consideration when you know that your choice will be affecting an outcome. That is a lot of power.
We are so very fortunate to have the freedom of choice.
Many years ago I was privileged to be associated with a company that felt it important to work closely with their associates. The idea of partnering together for common goals resonated throughout the business. We were goal orientated, and best of all we were decision makers together.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 1st

NK road race remembers fallen hero Steven Siller

October 2, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEIL
Special to the Times

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Quonset Officer’s Club was the setting for the start of this year’s annual Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Memorial 5K Run.
Although in its infancy in it’s second year in Rhode Island, the race saw some of the area’s top runners come out for a morning run on the fast and flat course through Quonset.
North Kingstown residents, Robert and Michael Wilkinson took the top two spots overall and in age division with times of 17:09 and 17:32 respectively.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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