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September 8th, 2011

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Express rolls through Wickford

September 8, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Close to 200 hundred people braved the raw and rainy weather conditions to turn out for a stop on the Tea Party Express “Reclaiming America” tour that made a pit stop at Wilson Park, North Kingstown Wednesday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 6th

Politics as Usual: Politics is supposed to be the art of the possible

September 7, 2011

So besides an earthquake and a hurricane, not all that much happened last week.
The earthquake only tickled us gently; it was more of a curiosity than a disaster in these parts.
I can’t say anything about Hurricane Irene because she hadn’t arrived as of this writing (We had to put the newspaper out early so we can make sure it gets to you in the optimistic expectation that you will have lights to read it by).
Let’s hope everyone weathered the storm safe and dry. Meanwhile, politics marches on.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Woodmansee release postponed again due to bad behavior

September 6, 2011

CRANSTON – Convicted child killer Michael Woodmansee has been ordered to stay in prison a little while longer due to a disciplinary infraction he committed in prison on Aug. 20.

Woodmansee was scheduled to be released Thursday, Sept. 1 but after he failed to stand for the prison count, his release date was pushed back to Sunday, Sept. 11, Rhode Island Department of Corrections spokeswoman, Tracy Zeckhausen said. The convicted child killer has agreed to commit himself voluntarily to a state mental health facility rather than be released into the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 5th

Tell Me Your Story: Amaral's lifelong love of boats used for charity

September 6, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – John Amaral has a photo of himself at age three, in an old wooden 16-foot lobster boat.
“It weighed about eight million pounds,” he laughs. “I’m wearing a little sailor hat, a bathing suit and a big smile. I’ve been messing around in boats ever since.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Paquet wins Labor Day 5k

September 5, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com

September 4th

Editorial: What have we learned from irene? Plan and be patient

September 5, 2011

As the dust settled and people around Southern Rhode Island were finally able to take stock of just how much damage was caused by last weekend’s encounter with Irene, a tropical storm by the time it graced the Ocean State with its presence, there was one lesson that really stood out more than any other.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond PD busy at Washington County Fair

September 4, 2011

RICHMOND - Richmond police officers had little chance to rest at last month’s Washington County Fair, racking up a whopping 33 arrests in just four days.

The fair lasted from August 17 - 21 and all of the arrests were made on the first four days, making it the busiest week for the department this year, according to Police Chief Elwood Johnson.

“This is by far the busiest week we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said. Johnson became the chief of Richmond Police in 2010.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 3rd

Shore Acres: Boat on the rocks drew a crowd

September 4, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The sound of chainsaws filled the air Monday in Shore Acres, the popular waterfront community that’s a mix of summer cottages and year-round homes between Fishing Cove and Narragansett Bay, south of Electric Boat.
A big tree was down at the corner of Camp Avenue and Asqah Drive.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Area towns recieve RIRRC funds for recycling

September 3, 2011

JOHNSTON - A ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to distribute profit shares to the 39 cities and towns of Rhode Island. Over $1.8 million of profits yielded from the sale of recyclables was divied up, and Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and Westerly each got their share.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 2nd

Irene affected residents throughout North Kingstown

September 3, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Instead of the sounds of school buses roaring around town bringing children back for the start of another school year, the air was is full of the sounds from chainsaws, generators and leaf blowers, attempting to clean up from Tropical Storm Irene’s path of destruction.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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