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July 5th, 2012

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 4, 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 3, 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

July 2nd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 6/28)

July 3, 2012

Today's news is the first revision of tomorrow's history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

Five years ago
Thursday, June 28, 2007

North Kingstown teachers approved a three-year contract that calls for a three-percent increase in teachers’ pay in each of the three years. The contract also included a two-percent per year increase for healthcare co-pays.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 1st

When push came to shove, Ed Tarbox couldn’t leave NK

July 1, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Ed Tarbox stands on the showroom floor of his brand-new car dealership on Quaker Lane in North Kingstown Friday afternoon and, for a moment, pondered all the obstacles he had to overcome during the past nine years to make the 49,000-square foot complex a reality.
It is the day before the official grand opening celebration.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 30th

Online maps give public crime info

June 30, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
 
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The police department has launched an online crime mapping system to provide up-to-the-minute information to town residents concerned about such things as speeding, break-ins or other problems occurring in their neighborhoods.
According to Patrol Officer Kevin Gleason – who is in charge of communications, the department’s computer system and maintaining the mobile computer systems in all the vehicles – he learned about the mapping service and went straight to the top.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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