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August 25th, 2011

Earthquake shakes Rhode Island

August 25, 2011

As a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia Tuesday afternoon, shock waves rang throughout the East Coast, sending tremors across Rhode Island and causing government agencies across the country and state to evacuate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 24th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

August 25, 2011

It's often said that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it and, for most historians, one of the greatest source of knowledge about past times comes in the form of cemeteries and graveyards.
You can learn a lot from a quick tour of a historic cemetery but, sadly, a new state law has forced towns around Rhode Island to take care of their own cemetery's maintenance issues and it's causing many to become overlooked and ignored.
Case in point: Exeter.

Mattyasovszky heading to Cornell

August 24, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While friends and classmates are still in the process of figuring out where they want to spend their college academic careers, South Kingstown’s Olivia Mattyasovszky enters the 2011-12 school year without having to worry about her selection.

Preview today's Narragansett Times

August 24, 2011

In this Wednesday's issue of The Narragansett Times, local towns are looking to make changes as the Narragansett schools plan to get new athletic fields and the South Kingstown Traffic Committee investigates options of a parking ban at town parking lots. Also, readers can find out how Wakefield based Applied Science Associates helped save crew members on the capsized Rambler 100 boat in Ireland. For more information, pick up a copy of today's paper.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 23rd

At 61, military late bloomer Davis had a career of merit

August 24, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A local man who was a star athlete at North Kingstown High School in the 1960s, a college football captain and, at the age of 30, a U.S. Army enlistee, has been awarded The Legion of Merit, one of the military’s most prestigious honors.
Created by Congressional act in 1942, The Legion of Merit decoration is awarded for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievement.” It is sixth in order of precedence among all military honors.

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tremors felt in ’Gansett

August 23, 2011

NARRAGANSETT - A 5.8 earthquake that hit Richmond, Va., made its way up the East Coast and was felt in Narragansett and as far north as Toronto, Canada Monday.
The quake happened at approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday according to the National Weather Service and tremors from the quake were felt across most of the Mid-Atlantic.
According to the Providence Journal, the State House was evactuated after the tremors.
For more, pick up Friday’s Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 22nd

Kansas native Randy Rusk keeps on trucking in Exeter

August 23, 2011

EXETER – Traditionally, people attend cruise nights to marvel at beautifully-preserved classic cars.
When Randy Rusk takes his vintage vehicles to these events, visitors are treated to something entirely different: examples of a way of life, the family farm, that’s rapidly disappearing.
“Rhode Island, surprisingly, has a lot of restored vehicles and a vibrant cruise community,” Randy observes. His cruising vehicles are a 1966 three-quarter ton Chevy farm truck and a 1954 Model 50 John Deere tractor.

Free Will Baptists have divine plan for new building

August 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The motto of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church whose future home – a large and impressive structure now under construction on Route 2 – could easily be “If you build it, they will come.”
When completed, the project will represent an investment of approximately $1 million including $300,000 for the land and $700,000 for the building. Town fire officials are also requiring the church to install a 20,000 gallon cistern at an additional cost of $30,000.
The town has agreed to waive a building fee of $7,104.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 20th

Council continues turbine discussion

August 21, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Residents turned out in droves to the North Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night to listen to the draft of proposed amendments to the Wind Energy Systems (WES) ordinance, and for an explanation on the re-issuance of the North Kingstown Green building permit for a proposed turbine.
Ultimately, however, only one of those discussions took place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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