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October 24th, 2012

Armed with new attitude, Drljaca wins tennis crown

October 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Saturday’s RIIL Girls Tennis Singles Championship was won before East Greenwich’s Aleksandra Drljaca stepped on the court.
In the past, a match like this would have been the only thing on the mind of the EG junior. She would have thought about every point and practiced as much as possible in the days leading to the match.

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October 24, 2012

It's a sad week in North Kingstown.
Late this weekend, word passed that the town's longtime Santa, Ted Whittaker, passed away at the age of 66. While he will be best remembered for more than his holiday role, friends and family paid tribute to him as a genuine nice guy who will be missed forever.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 23rd

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Tax breaks for special interests not the answer (OPINION)

October 23, 2012

In a letter to the editor to this paper on October 4th Ellen Waxman who owns an art gallery in Wickford, argues that the legislature should “declare a state-wide sales tax exemption on art”. This, she asserts, would “spark Rhode Island’s economy”. Just how this would happen is unstated.
In this effort, state Senator James Sheehan “has agreed to sponsor legislation along this idea if he is reelected”. Great. Just what we need is more legislation that would favor a special interest, in this case owners of art galleries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 22nd

Patience pays off for NK’s Jaclyn Murphy

October 22, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Two years after dedicating herself to her brand, a local designer is expanding her accessory line and co-opened a new boutique.
Jaclyn Murphy, of North Kingstown, is the designer and creator of Luniac Style, a line of fashion accessories that includes hair accessories, earrings, bangles and more, as well as new higher-end pieces using real Swarovski crystals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 21st

Shelter problems still dog Exeter town council

October 21, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The firestorm of controversy that engulfed the Exeter Animal Shelter in late April – and seemed doused by May 24 when an ordinance was adopted placing the facility under the director of public works – has been smoldering all along.
In a remarkable turn of events, the council held a special meeting last Wednesday in the library of the Exeter-West Greenwich Junior-Senior High School to hear complaints from Jutta Lucas, the animal control officer at the center of last spring’s brouhaha.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 20th

Old landfill is toxic in more ways than one

October 20, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The old 4.35-acre municipal landfill, located off Rt. 102, west of the Exeter Town Hall and once in danger of becoming a federal Superfund site, is the subject of a no-holds-barred pre-election controversy.
Dan Patterson, a Republican, has sent out a mass e-mail to key party members, contending that a request from DPW Director Steve Mattscheck to purchase a specialized piece of equipment for mandated twice-yearly mowing of the landfill’s grassy cap would be onerous on taxpayers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

October 19th

Auctions: 1 off, 1 on at NK shops

October 19, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Another North Kingstown business has closed its doors, victim to a host of problems related to the bad economy.
The contents of Quaker Lane Tool, located at 3520 Quaker Lane, are scheduled to be auctioned today at 10:30 a.m. by Max Pollack & Co.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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