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Ballot questions fare well in NK, not so much in Exeter

November 4, 2010

Voters in North Kingstown and Exeter couldn’t have felt much more differently Tuesday in regards to local Referendum questions as nine out of 10 ballot initatives passed in NK but just one of the five questions on Exeter’s ballot won approval.
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Chafee holds off Robitaille to become first Independent Governor

November 4, 2010

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
“Roger Williams would be proud,” Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

November 4, 2010

If you think our web site has a lot of coverage of local elections, just pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times. In addition to the full stories listed above, this week's Standard Times has detailed analysis of each and every local race, not to mention results for both local and state referendum questions.
But it doesn't just stop there.

Meet the Candidates: General Assembly

October 28, 2010

The following are Meet the Candidate candidate profiles from local candidates running in the General Assembly races on the ballot in North Kingstown and Exeter.

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Senator in General Assembly, District 34

* Francis Maher
Name: Francis T. Maher, Jr.(R)
Address: PO Box 677, Exeter, RI 02822
Home Phone #: (401)294-9819
Cell Phone #: (401) 932-3900
Email: electmaherfor34@yahoo.com
Campaign website: www.electmaherfor34.com
Office sought: State Senate (Incumbent); District 34: Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich
First elected: 2008

Meet Mike Samuelson, the face of male breast cancer

October 28, 2010

Michael Samuelson recalls appearing on a panel when a fellow speaker turned to him and asked, “Did you ever think you’d be onstage for breast cancer standing next to a man with prostate cancer?”
“The fact that a man can have breast cancer was my Aha! moment,” says Samuelson. “I’m a guy with a woman’s cancer.”
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NK School Committee decision on Foley upheld

October 28, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist, announced Friday that she’s upholding the Feb. 9, 2010 decision of the North Kingstown School Committee that placed former high school principal Gerald Foley, on a 30 day unpaid “indefinite disciplinary suspension”, despite his exemplary service to the district for the past 21 years.
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Breast Cancer fire truck comes to town

October 28, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This year alone, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. October is breast cancer awareness month and members of the North Kingstown Fire Fighters Association have been doing their part in the fight against cancer by wearing pink uniform shirts this past week.

ACLU challenges N.K.’s political sign ordinance

October 28, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last Wednesday, Rhode Island ACLU volunteer attorney Richard Sinapi filed a federal lawsuit against the town challenging the town’s ordinance that “discriminatorily” limits the posting of political signs in town. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of independent Congressional candidate John Matson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.

EWG student focuses on Cystic Fibrosis

October 28, 2010

EXETER – Over 30,000 children and adults are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) in this country. CF is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. One Exeter-West Greenwich High School senior has devoted her entire senior project on CF awareness and will be following a three year-old girl in her fight against the disease. As part of her project, Sequin Del Tufo has organized a 5K walk/run on Nov. 14 at Goddard Park, East Greenwich, to help make strides in CF research.

Architect to do study on W.E.S.

October 28, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Consolidation of both school and town administration offices to the former Wickford Elementary School, 99 Philips St. is still the plan. But, before that, Edward Rowse Architects will conduct a study on the final details of the project. The study will cost $19,500, which is negotiable, and will either be paid for out of the town’s capital reserve fund or the undesignated fund balance. “I think the price is awfully high, but that’s just my observation. We have a facilities sub-committee that’s made up of skilled contractors.

 

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