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September 17th, 2012

Teamwork puts rural Exeter in forefront

September 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The words “cutting edge” and “Exeter” aren’t necessarily what you’d expect to find in the same sentence.
But in this large and heavily rural part of the state – sometimes considered pokey and Mayberry-ish by more cosmopolitan types – a combination of grant-funded initiatives and cross-departmental alliances are putting Exeter at the forefront of technology and environmentally-aware green projects.
In the process, the advances are saving the town and its taxpayers a ton of green as well.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dickinson defeats Fogarty in District 35 primary

September 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Incumbent Democrat Spencer Dickinson narrowly defeated Democrat Kathleen Fogarty in the primary election for state representative in District 35 Tuesday.

Dickinson received 270 votes, or 52.6 percent of the vote, and Fogarty received 243 votes, or 47.4 percent.

“I’m very happy with the outcome,” Dickinson said Wednesday. “I certainly could not have predicted what was going to happen.”

Dickinson credited his victory to the help of many different people.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wilkens wins over Tetzner for District 34

September 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - After the votes were tallied and the polls closed Tuesday evening in Narragansett and South Kingstown, the winner of the Republican primary for the House District 34 emerged as current Narragansett Town Councilman Christopher Wilkens. Having defeated his challenger, Steven Tetzner, Wilkens will now face off against incumbent and Democrat Teresa Tanzi in the November elections.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mass celebration for new Prout School principal

September 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin along with 15 visiting priests and The Prout School’s own chaplain, Father Joseph Upton, celebrated a mass at the school Wednesday to mark the installation of David Carradini as principal.

The mass was attended by the largest number of priests to serve with the bishop in the school’s history. The school’s 600 students were also in attendance along with Prout’s faculty and staff, guests from other catholic schools and local community and government leaders.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 16th

Animal shelter evacuation plan expected soon

September 16, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – When a major weather event is on the way, residents receive constant advisories via computer, TV and radio, but what about the animals housed at the town’s shelter on South County Trail?
Who’s looking out for their safety?
As it happens, in another example of inter-departmental teamwork, Stefan Coutoulakis and Steve Mattscheck – directors, respectively, of emergency management and public works/the shelter – have put their heads together over this very topic. They have arrived at a plan adapted from one used in coastal Louisiana.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 15th

NK, Exeter share in recycling profits

September 15, 2012

By ANTHONY aRUSSO
aarusso@ricentral.com

JOHNSTON - The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) made a profit of $1.94 million from the sale of recyclables in the Fiscal Year 2012, and last Thursday, Sept. 6, that money was divided up to the cities and towns of the state.
RIRRC Director Michael O’Connell and Gov. Lincoln Chafee personally handed out checks to all the municipal officials in attendance, including those from the North Kingstown and Exeter areas.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

September 14th

Busing change draws ire of parents

September 14, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—A handful of frustrated parents addressed the Exeter-West Greenwich school committee Tuesday night concerning the switch to “group stops” for students receiving out-of-district transportation to Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke Catholic Regional School and The Prout School, both in Wakefield.
Parents expressed concern at the timing of the change, saying students attending the two schools were not told until the night before the first day of classes that it would be put in place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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