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May 17th, 2012

Charlestown adpots budget for FY2013

May 17, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - The town council voted unanimously to adopt the fiscal year 2013 (FY13) municipal budget at their meeting on Monday night after passing a few last minute revisions that ultimately decreased the bottom line. The budget will be put to voters during an all day referendum on Monday, June 4.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 16th

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May 16, 2012

Controversy continues at the Exeter Animal Shelter.
In what seems to be a never-ending drama between the Exeter Town Council and volunteers from the town, the Standard-Times learned this week that, for the forseeable future, volunteers have been banned from the facility.
This week, we continue our coverage of the hot-button issue and bring you all the latest news on what it means for a special meeting meant to address the topic next Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/17)

May 16, 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
May 17, 2007

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Supplemental taxes aren’t the worst scenario (OPINION)

May 16, 2012

A 13-percent supplemental tax really stinks.
There is no way around that fact for people who live in Woonsocket, so it is best to just put it out there from the start: After you have paid all your property and automobile taxes for the year, to be hit with a bill for an extra 13 percent and get nothing for it except to balance the city’s books is the rancid cherry atop a crap sundae.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Elementary gets a rise out of Bob's

May 16, 2012

RICHMOND - Most Rhode Islanders are familiar with Bob’s Discount Furniture. Whether or not they have actually bought a mattress or living room set at the retail furniture chain is irrelevant– everyone has seen or heard the quirky commercials on television and radio that feature an animated version of Bob himself or even local sports heroes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 14th

RIPA inducts Clayton into HOF

May 14, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Longtime community news photographer Ray Clayton, who passed away last December following an award-winning career with Southern Rhode Island Newspapers (SRIN), was inducted posthumously into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Journalism Hall of Fame. The event occured May 4 during the organization’s annual banquet at the Quonset “O” Club in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 13th

Celebrations of Faith: Heistand named 35th rector

May 13, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Rev. Virginia Heistand, a single mom of three, sits in her sun-drenched, book-filled study in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Beaming, she declares, “Everything in my world has changed in the last three months and it’s wonderful.”
In that timeframe, she has become the venerable Wickford church’s first female full-time minister – although other women have served in interim roles – and, after a career in clergy housing, she has purchased her first home, in rural Hope Valley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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