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February 3rd, 2011

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February 3, 2011

The weather outside is still frightful but that doesn't mean things aren't heating up news-wide in North Kingstown and Exeter.
In this week's Standard Times, get the latest information on the bomb scare that evacuated North Kingstown High School Monday morning, find out how local schools faired with recent roof inspections and get introduced to a local teenager who is making waves in a special NASCAR developmental program.

Brothers arrested in connection with murder, arson

February 3, 2011

HOPKINTON - The dark and peaceful silence that enveloped the snow-covered meadows of rural Hope Valley was shattered early Wednesday morning when emergency vehicles sped toward Woody Hill Road. Word soon spread that, there, within the tiny hamlet of farms and forests, an apparent murder had occurred.

Obama cuts trickle down to local community organizations

February 3, 2011

WAKEFIELD–President Obama's budget is due within the next few weeks and recently he called for cuts to the country's community action programs.

"I've proposed cuts to things I care deeply about,” President Obama said on Jan. 25, “like community action programs." While how much will be cut is still to be determined, it is news that a program which was not de-funded by Nixon, Gingrich, or Bush, now will be cut by a former community organizer who used his experience in Chicago’s blighted neighborhoods as supporting evidence for his leadership.

Vandalism incidents are sweeping town

February 3, 2011

Coventry Police are investigating a string of vandalism incidents that occurred in town last week.
Several local residents in the area of Wood, Rathbun and South Main Street all got hit by the vandals.
Sgt. John Shields of the Coventry Police Department said that the calls started to come in to the station in the afternoon on the 20th. He said that all of the callers reported similar details for each of their separate cases leading police to believe that the incidents may have been committed by the same suspect or suspects.

Parks and Recreation offers vacation menu of things to do

February 3, 2011

With chill of winter encroaching, and the promise of more snow to come, children and parents alike are wondering what to do over winter break. The East Greenwich Parks and Recreation has given kids from grades 1-6 some fun options. They will be offering a February Vacation Program from the 22nd-25th of the month.

February 2nd

South County digs out, braces for another storm

February 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN/NARRAGANSETT – Last Wednesday brought another overnight storm, giving Rhode Island almost a foot of snow into Thursday afternoon. Despite the onslaught of snow, the South Kingstown and Narragansett public services are managing the road conditions.

“It was relatively uneventful. It was just a long storm,” Jon Schock, director of public services for South Kingstown said.

La Salle Academy freshman wins art competition

February 2, 2011

La Salle Academy freshman Anthony Anderson, of Richmond, has won a Gold Key Award in painting in the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards competition.

RIRRC pushes for statewide single-stream recycling program

February 2, 2011

JOHNSTON—The odor beside Rhode Island’s Resource Recovery Corporation’s (RIRRC) Johnston landfill differs with each season. Today, the air is filled with a sweetly rotten odor of mulch. Driving by piles of decomposing compost on the 110 acre property, one can literally watch it break down beneath its own steam. In December, there is a piney whiff of spruce. In the summer comes an olfactory overload–the pungent aftermath of summer seafood. But any odor is impermanent, diminishing if not disappearing beneath the landfill’s smothering layers of earth and stone. From June 2009-June 2010, Rhode Island generated about 722,000 tons of garbage, actually lower than the million tons it buried in 2007. (Beside Johnston’s 210 foot high landfill, a rocky dynamited patch called Phase 6 will handle tons more.)

February 1st

Police make major drug bust in NK

February 2, 2011

After a long investigation stemming back to September of 2010, Rhode Island State police on Wednesday announced a major drug bust after obtaining search warrants at 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit#A-3, in North Kingstown.
Thirty one kilograms of cocaine were seized in a hidden compartment in the Chrysler Pacifica located on the premises and $1,245,100 was seized from a hidden compartment in a tractor trailer truck.

Snow Cancellations/Closings

February 1, 2011

S. Kingstown Pub. Schools: Early Dismissal; Cancel Activities; Secondary 11:30 Elem 1pm

Prout School: Early Dismissal; 11:45 all activities canceled

Narragansett PD: Parking Ban This Morning; Begin Midnight Tues - Fri 1am

S. Kingstown PD: Parking Ban This Morning; 6:00AM Until Further Notice

Peacedale Congregational Church: No Bell Choir Rehearsal

Meadowbrook Waldorf School: Early Dismissal; Noon Tuesday, 2/1/11

 

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