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People in the news: EWG honored

July 10, 2012

AWARDED
n Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School was recently recognized by The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority for its “commitment to financial literacy.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Exeter TC passes two resolutions

July 9, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@yahoo.com

EXETER—In a decidedly brisk meeting typical of small town government during the hot summer months, the Exeter Town Council gathered Monday night to briefly discuss a number of routine items and advance communication on a pair of resolutions concerning hot-button statewide issues.
In a 3-2 vote, with members Calvin Ellis and William Monahan dissenting, the council approved a revised resolution regarding the implementation of weapons permits throughout Exeter.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Math whiz Erinakes good addition as EWG superintendent

July 8, 2012

WEST GREENWICH – What do you call a guy who is a math whiz with three masters’ degrees; an organizer and program-creator lauded by the state department of education; a person determined to save at-risk students from falling through the cracks?
You call him the new superintendent of the Exeter-West Greenwich School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Wickford Art Festival celebrates milestone this weekend

July 7, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Nearly 200 artists from around the country will show their work at the 50th Wickford Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In some places around Wickford, the festival has already begun. To celebrate the Festival’s anniversary, several displays of past-year’s artwork are already up at Wilson’s of Wickford and the North Kingstown Free Library.
“It all started right across the street,” said Paul Wilson, of Wilson’s of Wickford.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local races shaping up ahead of primary season

July 6, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Declaration day has passed and those who are tossing their hats into the proverbial arena have put forth their intentions to run for political office.
September 11, 2012 marks Primary Day, when voters will take to the polls to decide the candidates who will remain alive for the November 6 general election. Both the Towns of North Kingstown and Exeter have a full slate of candidates ready to serve as Town Council and School Committee members.

North Kingstown Town Council

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

July 5, 2012

As the country slowly reacts to the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's big victory in the debate over healthcare, and as Rhode Islanders begin to piece together Governor Chafee's newly-revised Open Record Act, the November elections are slowly but steadily coming together both on a local, statewide and national level.
This week, the Standard-Times brings you an update on all the relevant issues, previewing the September primaries and telling you just who you can expect to see on the ballot when it comes time to decide the makeup of the NK and EWG School Committee and Town Councils.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: Food service contract has little to do with 'the kids' (OPINION)

July 4, 2012

The National Education Association Rhode Island sent a postcard to its members before the school committee work session on June 12. The postcard urged attendance at the session to save the jobs of the food service workers and custodians. The former jobs are not in jeopardy at this time so apparently they were included to incite attendance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 6/28)

July 3, 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.

Five years ago
Thursday, June 28, 2007

North Kingstown teachers approved a three-year contract that calls for a three-percent increase in teachers’ pay in each of the three years. The contract also included a two-percent per year increase for healthcare co-pays.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

When push came to shove, Ed Tarbox couldn’t leave NK

July 2, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Ed Tarbox stands on the showroom floor of his brand-new car dealership on Quaker Lane in North Kingstown Friday afternoon and, for a moment, pondered all the obstacles he had to overcome during the past nine years to make the 49,000-square foot complex a reality.
It is the day before the official grand opening celebration.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Online maps give public crime info

July 1, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
 
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The police department has launched an online crime mapping system to provide up-to-the-minute information to town residents concerned about such things as speeding, break-ins or other problems occurring in their neighborhoods.
According to Patrol Officer Kevin Gleason – who is in charge of communications, the department’s computer system and maintaining the mobile computer systems in all the vehicles – he learned about the mapping service and went straight to the top.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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