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May 9th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: EG Police looking for armed-robbery suspect

May 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — The normally-quiet area of Main Street got shaken up on Tuesday night.

East Greenwich Police is currently searching for an armed-robbery suspect who held up Sunnybrook Farms, located at 1002 Main St.

Det. Jeremy Fague says via telephone on Wednesday that the robbery took place between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, with the suspect wielding a semi-automatic weapon before fleeing from the scene.

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Town to reopen bids for beach vendors

May 9, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—The town Parks and Recreation Department will be reopening bids for potential vendors to sell sundries such as t-shirts and sun tan lotion at the North and South Beach Pavilions this summer after receiving no official bids for the original period, which ended on April 18 at 11 a.m. A number of local merchants in Pier Marketplace expressed concern that they did not know about potential for selling products at the beach area, and were afraid that their own business would be unfairly harmed.

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Mega announces resignation from SK Schools

May 9, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Vice-chairman of the South Kingstown School Committee, Dr. Anthony Mega, has announced his resignation from his elected position starting July 1.

In a May 2 email to Town Manager Stephen Alfred and School Committee Chair Maureen Cotter, Mega stated, “I have been rewarded with the opportunity to represent this outstanding school district and the gracious citizens of our town. Simply stated, it is now the right time for my departure. Thank you for your commitment to excellence and trusted guidance through my tenure. I wish you the best.”

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Preview today's Narragansett Times

May 9, 2012

In today's paper, find out why South Kingstown School Committee Vice-Chair Dr. Anthony Mega resigned.

This week, Narragansett town and school officials met to discuss next year's budget in which the school department is requesting increase of $467,678 for the FY 2013 budget, totaling $24,745,023.

The Narragansett Town Council also questions a $3,000 expenditure made to the Narrow River Preservation Society for water testing in December 2011.

All and more inside today's Narragansett Times.

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May 8th

Curmudgeon's Corner: ‘Buffet Rule’ shows Obama ready for class warfare (OPINION)

May 9, 2012

For the first time in over 25 years, I did not vote in the “presidential preference primary” last month. I don’t know about you but I am already tired of this year’s election.
After months of negative campaigning, Mitt Romney appears to have the GOP nomination sewed up. His attention already is focused on differentiating himself from the incumbent, Barak Obama, who has been fundraising and campaigning at taxpayer expense for over a year.

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Today's schedule - Wednesday, May 9

May 9, 2012

Mount Hope vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Wawaloam Field, 4 p.m.
Westerly vs. Narragansett at Sprague Park, 3:45 p.m.
Prout vs. Rogers at Cardines Field, 6 p.m.
Narragansett vs. Chariho at Richmond Country Club, 3 p.m.
Coventry, Prout vs. Exeter-West Greenwich at Pinecrest Golf Club, 3 p.m.
Pilgrim, Warwick Veterans vs. West Warwick at West Warwick Country Club, 3 p.m.
Boys lacrosse
Portsmouth at Chariho, 4:15 p.m.
Westerly at Coventry, 3:30 p.m.
Toll Gate at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
North Kingstown at Hendricken, 6 p.m.
Girls lacrosse

May 7th

Job Corps team puts best food forward

May 8, 2012

Special to the Standard

EXETER – The Job Corps team of top culinary students who won the right to represent Rhode Island in last weekend’s prestigious National ProStart competition in Baltimore, Md. – the only group in the country from the federal program to be selected – may not have earned medals but they returned home victorious nonetheless.

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