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Beechwood: Grow where you're planted

June 11, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – What do you get when you combine members of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, graduates of the URI Master Gardeners program, a trio of landscape professionals, Plum Beach Garden Clubbers and a batch of cheerful volunteers?
In the wrong hands, you could have too mulch of a good thing. Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

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Tell Me Your Story: Ex-cop Hornoff's group serves and protects wolves

June 10, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The sound of a wolf’s soulful song to the skies fills the air in Dave Hornoff’s cozy cabin on Pojac Point. It is coming from a video playing on his laptop.
No, wait! It’s coming from his gorgeous Australian shepherd Cheney (for Lon, the actor, not Dick, the heartbeat-away-from-the-presidency guy.)
Wait! It’s coming from Dave’s cell phone.
Oh, good grief. It’s coming from all three. At once.

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Stephanie Andersen runs toward med school

June 9, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When North Kingstown senior Stephanie Andersen learned, in her sophomore year, she ranked second in the class of 2012, she knew the rest of her time in high school could be spent either chasing the top spot or accepting that every aspect of your life can’t be controlled.
“As a sophomore I was really proud of [second place] and I definitely wanted to keep that spot,” she recalls. “But after a while, I just had to let go and realize you can only do your best and see where it goes from there.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Finding harmony the key for Edwards

June 8, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—North Kingstown High School senior Olivia Edwards is not perfect.
At least, that’s what she would have you believe.
The valedictorian for NK’s Class of 2012, Edwards says she has learned a lot about herself over the past four years. When she stands in front of her fellow classmates at graduation tomorrow evening at the Ryan Center at URI, the shy teenager with a passion for playing the cello will share what she feels is the biggest lesson she’ll take away from high school.

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June 7, 2012

What does it take to get to the top?
For North Kingstown seniors Olivia Edwards and Stephanie Andersen, the answer to that question was hard work, studying and a lot of fun.
This week, the Standard-Times profiles the valedictorian and salutatorian of NK High School ahead of Friday's graduation and gives you an inside look at what drove the two to find success both in and out of the classroom.
In addition, we bring you the latest news from the Exeter Town Council and tell you about a certain NK School Committee member who will seek election to the town council this November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Curmudgeon's Corner: 38 Studios fiasco shows need for independent auditing (OPINION)

June 6, 2012

You may recall that it was raining last Tuesday. I decided to spend the morning in the woods anyway since it was the last day of the spring turkey hunting season.
After getting fairly wet in spite of the rain gear I was wearing and not seeing or hearing a gobbler, I decided to explore an old roadway I had never been on before. I came upon a family cemetery in the middle of the woods in West Greenwich.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/31)

June 5, 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
May 31, 2007

The Beach Rose Café opened in Wickford Village at 85 Brown Street. The café replaced the old Waterfront Grille that closed in January 2007.

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Planning Commission discusses options

June 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Planning Commission engaged in a lengthy discussion Tuesday evening regarding a comprehensive plan amendment that was denied by the Statewide Planning Program that dealt with the Schartner Farms property.
The discussion centered around a March 26 letter from the planning program to the NK Planning Department explaining the denial. The piece of property was originally zoned village-residential and the town changed it to commercial in 2007, which was reflected in the future land use map and zoning ordinance.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Mattscheck man for the job

June 3, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – As the owner of two large dogs including an adopted Rottweiler-mix, Stephen P. “Steve” Mattscheck has a soft spot for animals. He’s also connected to the Exeter Animal Shelter, adjacent to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which he now directs.
“I helped build the facility,” he says of the shelter. “Public Works is already responsible for all the public buildings and grounds and we’ve worked there – replacing windows and doors, making repairs; it was all done in-house.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local man arrested for $20M fraud

June 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown resident was arrested early last Thursday morning, along with a New York man, in connection with a $20 million Medicaid fraud scheme.
Gary F. Anusavice, 59, of 229 Potter Road, North Kingstown, also known as “Gary Andrews,” “Gary Andrus” and “Gary Francis,” was arrested at his home on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiring to commit health care fraud and making false statements involving federal health care programs.

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