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August 11th, 2011

Monday night car shows in Exeter through September

August 11, 2011

EXETER – In summer, Mondays on Route 2 become a trip down memory lane with a classic car show beginning at 5pm. Scores of people bring their mobile monuments of history to the front lawn at Oak Harbour Village where they can show off their cars, talk about the work they’ve done and swap stories.

Richmond Commons could broaden tax base

August 11, 2011

RICHMOND - Broadening the tax base has been a concern of Richmond residents and officials for many years. The majority of the tax burden in the rural town falls squarely on the shoulder of individual homeowners. However, progress is being made, one step at a time.

August 10th

Heading back to China, Beisel happier than ever

August 10, 2011

Sometimes, even when you're staring at the bottom of a pool, a change of scenery still makes waves. For Saunderstown-born Elizabeth Beisel, 18, a member of the US Women's Swimming and Diving Team, such change has meant an up-shift of gears.

Indeed Beisel, a 2010 graduate of North Kingston High School who is currently competing at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai through July 31, recently completed her first year of school as a Gator at the University of Florida, where the already-energetic Rhode Islander injected even more life into her swimming career.

August 9th

Politics as Usual: The behavior of the Tea Party is un-American

August 10, 2011

A small, radical band of zealots is attempting to take over the United States government and may be in the process of crashing the nation’s economy.
The federal government has had its ups and downs since 1789 but seldom has its foundations and operations been as threatened as they are right now. Serious people are now giving serious thought to whether the Congress of the United States can function properly any longer. And, as often happens, the spark that is setting it off is over a usually trivial, routine matter that suddenly becomes momentous.

August 8th

Tunnel to Towers run coming to NK

August 9, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It might be hard to imagine but the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is a little over a month away.
Now, for the first time, North Kingstown will represent Rhode Island in hosting one of the nation's most well-known memorial events.

August 7th

Native Plantsmith harvest honor in Newport

August 8, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – Graham Gardner confesses that before he received an invitation to present an original design at the prestigious Newport Flower Show, he’d been flying under the radar.
Very far.
A one-man operation, he typically has a dozen clients with ongoing design projects he’s preparing and fine-tuning.
“I had no real name before then,” he says. “When the flower show called and I realized they were going to do PR, I had to choose something.”

Narragansett Indian Tribe to host annual pow wow Aug. 12-14

August 7, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The earliest recorded history of people living in southern Rhode Island dates back hundreds of years. Before the Civil and Revolutionary wars, before Roger Williams helped lay the foundation of this state, and before the first European explores ever set sail into the Narragansett Bay, there were indigenous American people.

Scarborough parking resolution approved

August 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, the town council approved a motion to adopt parking changes in the Scarborough Hills area of Narragansett. Residents have expressed frustration with the oft-occurring disturbances that tourists cause by parking in the streets of the Scarborough Hills area.

August 6th

Purveyor of pleasantries' path paved with popsicles

August 7, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The 1973 three-quarter ton Chevy P-20 truck is just the same as when it rolled off the assembly line. It has 357,000 miles and only two people have owned it.
Of course, none of this matters to the legions who clamor at the side window when the van rolls up playing the theme from “The Entertainer.” From the smallest toddler to the giddiest bride to the most dedicated construction worker, they all share one thing in common.
Ice cream.
This is Jack’s Ice Cream truck, a musical purveyor of summertime happiness.

SK School Committee, Union reach tentative agreement

August 6, 2011

As of 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, the South Kingstown School Committee and NEASK have reached a tentative agreement on a school contract.

The two negotiating teams met Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at Broad Rock Middle School and continued negotiations into the night. Details of the tentative agreement is currently confidential, however.

The union general membership will meet Aug. 11 to review the tentative agreement. The school committee will meet Aug. 16 during its regularly scheduled meeting to review the agreement as well.

 

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