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People in the news: NK students receive music scholarships

May 21, 2012

Michael Grenier and Andrew Wynsen, seniors at North Kingstown High School will start their college careers a little bit richer after each received a $1,000 music scholarship from the North Kingstown Community Chorus last week.
Wynsen was awarded the Allie Goulet music scholarship on May 5 and will attend the University of Connecticut where he will major in jazz studies for the piano.
Grenier received the North Kingstown Community Chorus music scholarship on May 6 and will study music education and jazz studies at the University of Rhode Island in the fall.

ANDREWS AWARDED

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Ex-Seabee Sprengel salutes military history

May 20, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – They’re hard at work clearing and grading land at the Seabee Museum, preparing to build a larger space to accommodate the donations of veterans who want to share their personal history as wartime engineer-soldiers.
When plans are approved for the 60-foot-wide by 100-foot-long by 24-foot high structure, Jack Sprengel, a Vietnam-era vet who is the museum’s curator, plans to donate his entire collection of militaria. He estimates the treasure trove contains at least 1,000 pieces, probably more.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

After delay, Fire Academy up and running

May 19, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EXETER – Ten years ago, voters approved a $55 million public safety bond that included $6.4 million to build a new Rhode Island State Fire Academy on the old Ladd School site in Exeter. Now, almost two years after breaking ground, the first phase is complete and the school is open for business.
On April 28, both the Exeter and West Greenwich fire departments were the first companies to take part in live-burn courses.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Volunteers banned at Exeter Animal Shelter

May 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The latest move in the increasingly intense tug-of-war at the troubled Exeter Animal Shelter can only be termed drastic: a notice has been posted on the facility’s door announcing that, per order of the town council, the services of all volunteers are suspended.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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May 17, 2012

Controversy continues at the Exeter Animal Shelter.
In what seems to be a never-ending drama between the Exeter Town Council and volunteers from the town, the Standard-Times learned this week that, for the forseeable future, volunteers have been banned from the facility.
This week, we continue our coverage of the hot-button issue and bring you all the latest news on what it means for a special meeting meant to address the topic next Tuesday.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Standard-Times goes into the vault for "Times Past" (Week of 5/17)

May 16, 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 17, 2007

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Supplemental taxes aren’t the worst scenario (OPINION)

May 16, 2012

A 13-percent supplemental tax really stinks.
There is no way around that fact for people who live in Woonsocket, so it is best to just put it out there from the start: After you have paid all your property and automobile taxes for the year, to be hit with a bill for an extra 13 percent and get nothing for it except to balance the city’s books is the rancid cherry atop a crap sundae.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIPA inducts Clayton into HOF

May 15, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Longtime community news photographer Ray Clayton, who passed away last December following an award-winning career with Southern Rhode Island Newspapers (SRIN), was inducted posthumously into the Rhode Island Press Association’s Journalism Hall of Fame. The event occured May 4 during the organization’s annual banquet at the Quonset “O” Club in North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Celebrations of Faith: Heistand named 35th rector

May 14, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Rev. Virginia Heistand, a single mom of three, sits in her sun-drenched, book-filled study in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Beaming, she declares, “Everything in my world has changed in the last three months and it’s wonderful.”
In that timeframe, she has become the venerable Wickford church’s first female full-time minister – although other women have served in interim roles – and, after a career in clergy housing, she has purchased her first home, in rural Hope Valley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: North Kingstown's Mike Martin finds rugby scrum-ptious sport

May 13, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – If you entered a crowded room – Starbuck’s on Ted Rod Road, say – and were looking for a rugby player whose day job involves setting up massive stage equipment for rock concerts, your eye would immediately fall on Mike Martin.
He is, well, burly and looks as though he could hold his own in a scrum.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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