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July 6th, 2012

Wickford Art Festival celebrates milestone this weekend

July 7, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Nearly 200 artists from around the country will show their work at the 50th Wickford Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In some places around Wickford, the festival has already begun. To celebrate the Festival’s anniversary, several displays of past-year’s artwork are already up at Wilson’s of Wickford and the North Kingstown Free Library.
“It all started right across the street,” said Paul Wilson, of Wilson’s of Wickford.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 5th

Local races shaping up ahead of primary season

July 6, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Declaration day has passed and those who are tossing their hats into the proverbial arena have put forth their intentions to run for political office.
September 11, 2012 marks Primary Day, when voters will take to the polls to decide the candidates who will remain alive for the November 6 general election. Both the Towns of North Kingstown and Exeter have a full slate of candidates ready to serve as Town Council and School Committee members.

North Kingstown Town Council

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council, school committee races shaping up

July 5, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Many former candidates as well as some newcomers plan to run in this year’s elections for the town council and the school committee.

South Kingstown Town Council

Councilwoman Fogarty’s departure coupled with the decision of Mary “Polly” Eddy not to seek re-election will leave two vacancies on the South Kingstown Town Council.

Eddy is retiring after a 10-year term on the council.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Student loan interest rates staying put for now

July 5, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—This past Friday, the U.S. Senate agreed to stay a potential doubling of the student loan interest rate, which currently sits at 3.4 percent, for one year. Legislators and university officials across Rhode Island have fought for months through public awareness and speaking with state officials in order to stress the importance of keeping the interest rate the same, and the consequences of a doubling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Man dies after Charlestown train collision

July 5, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 25-year-old Providence man has died after being struck by a high-speed train on a trestle bridge carrying amtrak lines over the Pawcatuck River in the northwest section of Charlestown on Sunday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 4th

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

July 5, 2012

As the country slowly reacts to the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's big victory in the debate over healthcare, and as Rhode Islanders begin to piece together Governor Chafee's newly-revised Open Record Act, the November elections are slowly but steadily coming together both on a local, statewide and national level.
This week, the Standard-Times brings you an update on all the relevant issues, previewing the September primaries and telling you just who you can expect to see on the ballot when it comes time to decide the makeup of the NK and EWG School Committee and Town Councils.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 3rd

Curmudgeon's Corner: Food service contract has little to do with 'the kids' (OPINION)

July 4, 2012

The National Education Association Rhode Island sent a postcard to its members before the school committee work session on June 12. The postcard urged attendance at the session to save the jobs of the food service workers and custodians. The former jobs are not in jeopardy at this time so apparently they were included to incite attendance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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