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Sewer work will likely cause delays

July 30, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN - If you’re driving south on Post Road near the Camp Avenue intersection, you may want to plan some extra time into your drive.
Signs have already been posted warning motorists of the impending delays that will accompany the construction of new sewer lines on part of Post Road and Camp Avenue.
According to information on the town’s website, work will begin on Monday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Helen Beaven a true friend

July 29, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – With the passage of Helen J. Beaven, 95, on July 14, the town lost another of its treasures – a woman who generously shared her time, talent and wisdom and was of the generation of women who jumped in to fill whatever need arose.
With Rita Perry, her best friend of 70 years, Helen started the first Girl Scout troop in North Kingstown, in the North End, and guided assorted PTAs for years.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mel Benson won't seek sixth term

July 28, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Melvoid Benson, member of the North Kingstown School Committee for five terms, changed her mind. Benson, frustrated with the inner ramblings and discord within the school committee, chose to set her declaration papers aside and end her tenure on the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town, fire union still argue safety of switch

July 27, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Local firefighters continue to argue that firehouse conditions across the district are deteriorating because of the 56-hour shift change implemented by the Town of North Kingstown back in March.
“The 56-hour work week doesn’t work,” says North Kingstown Firefighters Association President, Raymond Furtado. “The conditions that the firefighters are facing under this plan are causing severe emotional and physical ramifications.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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July 26, 2012

Nothing brings a community together faster than a special project for children and, last weekend, volunteers got a quick bonding lesson on the set of the new playground for Quidnessett Elementary School.
In this week's Standard-Times, we show you the final results of a special day at the park and update you on all the biggest and brightest news around town.

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Politics as Usual: Gemma's campaign strategy is confusing at best (OPINION)

July 25, 2012

The Anthony Gemma for Congress campaign continues to baffle.
Gemma, who is challenging Rep. David Cicilline in the Democratic primary in September, was on the Buddy Cianci radio show on WPRO one day last week but he didn’t exactly sound like Mr. Democrat.

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Dog days of summer are a bummer for pooches

July 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Some people attending the recent Wickford Art Festival found themselves responding to overheated dogs as much as the displays of paintings and other creative efforts lining village streets.
Animal control officer Holly Duffany says an officer at the police station told her that he and others working the event’s safety detail were approached by concerned people reporting dogs who were suffering in the intense heat.
“The police located the dogs and checked on their wellbeing,” Duffany notes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hamilton El listed among state's best

July 23, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) unveiled its 2012 School Classifications ranking system last Friday afternoon and while the four elementary, middle and high schools in Exeter-West Greenwich were labeled as “typical” or average on the six-category system, results were much more mixed, and brighter, for North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: She helps put scientists, fishermen on an even keel

July 22, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There were times in 2008, shortly after Margaret “Peg” Petruny-Parker took the helm of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, when her job seemed more referee than executive director.
“I get called in to help work out issues that will ultimately benefit the fishing industry,” explains Peg, who is the foundation’s only full-time employee, functions as a liaison between industry leaders and scientists whose research helps determine catch sizes and, ultimately, regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Campaign 2012: When his party called, Craven answered

July 21, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– State Democratic Committee Chair, Edwin R. Pacheco made the request and local attorney, Robert Craven took about 45 minutes to decide.
A North Kingstown resident, Craven, a former state prosecutor will be challenging either , incumbent, Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R - 32) or his republican opponent, Sharon Gamba in the general election in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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