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August 30th, 2012

Allen named Charlestown Chief of Police

August 30, 2012

CHARLESTOWN - A 5-member selection committee appointed South Kingstown Police Capt. Jeffrey Allen as the new Chief of Police in Charlestown on Monday night. Allen will replace 30-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Dept. Jack Shippee, who stepped down in June.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Rams staying in the CAA

August 30, 2012

The University of Rhode Island football team earned a win Tuesday morning even though the season doesn’t start for another week.
Just 21 months after URI director of athletics Thorr Bjorn announced the Rams would be leaving the ultra-competitive Colonial Athletic Association to join the Northeast Conference in 2013, Bjorn told the team Tuesday morning he was reversing course and the Rams will continue competing in the CAA.

August 29th

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August 29, 2012

It's been an eventful week in North Kingstown.
As the NK School Department and ESP union tussle over contract negotiations--including a brief work stoppage that delayed the scheduled start of school--tensions between the two sides reached a fever pitch this week, leading many to wonder if the relationship will ever be repaired.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you the latest news on the topic. In addition, we've got you covered with an exclusive look at the town of Exeter's worry relating to the proposed development near the Rt. 2 and 102 intersection.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Gilmartin hoping to change things at NK

August 29, 2012

Turning around the North Kingstown football program isn’t going to be
something that can be done overnight.
Joe Gilmartin has never said it was and never made a promise to anyone that this season, his first as head coach of the Skippers, will be easy.
But it is a chance to be a part of something he hopes will be great down the line.
“It takes a long time to develop a new culture,” Gilmartin says. “... There’s a lot of things going on and you have to be able to get people to buy into those things.”

August 28th

Coventry karate studio produces pair of heroes

August 28, 2012

COVENTRY — Two students from USA Karate were able to use what they learned during their training to remain calm and collected as each of them saved a life just days apart.

Sean Lambert, 10, is in his second year of training at the karate school in Coventry and currently holds the rank of purple belt.

He never thought what he learned during those two years would help save his father’s life.

On the way home from a family vacation in Pennsylvania, Sean said the gas tank on the vehicle began falling out.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: Threat of strike postpones start of school in NK

August 28, 2012

Breaking News: NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger has postponed the start of school in the district after talks with the ESP union failed late Monday night. Representatives from the union formed a picket line Tuesday morning in front of the high school and school administration building and say they'll be on hand at tonight's school committee meeting to express their grievances publicly. Stay tuned to the Standard-Times as this story develops.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 27th

Construction of new URI dorm unfinished

August 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - A new $42 million residence hall will not be ready for students to move in next month at the University of Rhode Island.

Construction is not yet complete on Hillside Hall, the university’s newest dormitory. The 120,000 square foot, five story structure was scheduled to house 429 students beginning this fall, who have now been advised to find other living arrangements until the dorm opens in October.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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