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NK's Frank Mattos honored for work

December 17, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE— North Kingstown resident Frank Mattos may have only founded his Massachusetts-based company Platinum Fire Protection & Services, LLC with co-owner Rob Pereira in 2010 but, already, his company has made waves in Rhode Island’s hospitality industry.
And now he has the hardware to prove it.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NKPD turn to Facebook to solve case

December 16, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

Social media has changed the way society works, from everyday communications with friends and family members to the way employers screen potential job interviews and single men and women look for possible dating matches.
Now, it may begin changing police work as well.
For the second time in recent months, the North Kingstown Police Department is turning to Facebook in an attempt to solve a long-thought-unsolvable cold case.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Service set for Carla Neubert Benoist

December 15, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A memorial service celebrating the life of Carla Neubert Benoist, 67, longtime animal welfare advocate and dedicated public servant, who died suddenly on Dec.3, will be held Sunday at the Cold Spring Community Center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

QDC lands $6 million grant to repair bulkhead

December 14, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Quonset Development Corporation has been lauded over the past few years for its long-term planning and commitment to its future vision of the Quonset Business Park and, thanks to some much-needed federal money, one of the QDC’s main objectives—maintaining and repairing infrastructure— is about to get a whole lot easier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK school department reaches deal with union

December 13, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

After a long and arduous negotiating process that often spilled over in public and on editorial pages across the area, the North Kingstown School Committee and its Educational Support Professionals union finally reached a new three-year contract Tuesday night.
The new deal, which will save the school district an estimate $1,760,000, does not include or settle the issue of the controversial outsourcing of 26 custodial employees in the district, a source of great debate between the two sides which will ultimately be played out in the courts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Times Past: Week of December 13th, 2012

December 12, 2012

Today’s news is the first revision of tomorrow’s history. Times Past provides a look back on past events through the pages of the Standard-Times as a way for us to examine the events that have helped shape the news of today.

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

One Year Ago
December 15th, 2011

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

POLITICS AS USUAL: What happened to respecting the will of voters? (OPINION)

November 28, 2012

Give people a choice between freedom and dictatorship, and they will pick freedom every time.
That is what happened in Michigan in the Nov. 6 election. In a referendum, voters repealed that state’s Emergency Manager Law.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dancing at Disney a dream come true for Exeter troupe

November 27, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

EXETER–Performing at Disney would be a dream come true for any young dancer so when one local group found out they were selected to perform they were totally surprised—literally.
Unbeknownst to the group of 30, made up of three different classes at Rhythm Dance Center in Exeter, their dance teacher had submitted video of their most recent recital and they were accepted.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK students playing their part in 'A Christmas Carol'

November 26, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–The way two local girls describe this year’s production of “A Christmas Carol” at Trinity Rep sounds magical—and they should know—they are both in the cast.
Alison Hornung, 12, a seventh grader at Davisville Middle School and Mia Douglas, 10, a fifth grader at Fishing Cove Elementary live around the corner from each other in North Kingstown. Hornung’s little sister and Douglas are in the same class.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Scialo Brothers makes Italian favorites

November 25, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

PROVIDENCE – Today, let us give thanks for the Scialo Brothers Bakery, a place where heritage is embraced, the traditional way of doing things is as relevant as it was nearly a century ago and stalwart customers often say to the owners, “We remember your father.”
This repository of crusty bread, cakes laden with chocolate, nuts, fruit and cream, tiramisu, sfogliatelle, Russian tea cakes, quantis; tarts and pies is a treasure trove. It is what diabetics like me imagine heaven must be like.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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