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July 9th, 2012

Town reaches one-year deal with new insurance carrier

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — No reptiles or aquatic waterfowl were involved in the following municipal property, casualty and liability insurance primer.

With only days to spare before its prior insurance contract expired, the Town Council voted unanimously Thursday night to enter into a one-year agreement with Hub International , an insurance broker, to be its property, casualty and liability carrier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Officials to tackle prescription drug issue

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Prescription medication is vital for people who are ailing with various health reasons so they can get back onto their feet and regain some normalcy.

However, there has been a significant rise in prescription drug abuse around the area, East Greenwich included, and local officials want to rectify the problem as quick as possible before the problem becomes uncontrollable.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 8th

Exeter TC passes two resolutions

July 9, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@yahoo.com

EXETER—In a decidedly brisk meeting typical of small town government during the hot summer months, the Exeter Town Council gathered Monday night to briefly discuss a number of routine items and advance communication on a pair of resolutions concerning hot-button statewide issues.
In a 3-2 vote, with members Calvin Ellis and William Monahan dissenting, the council approved a revised resolution regarding the implementation of weapons permits throughout Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 7th

Tell Me Your Story: Math whiz Erinakes good addition as EWG superintendent

July 8, 2012

WEST GREENWICH – What do you call a guy who is a math whiz with three masters’ degrees; an organizer and program-creator lauded by the state department of education; a person determined to save at-risk students from falling through the cracks?
You call him the new superintendent of the Exeter-West Greenwich School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 6th

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

 

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