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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

Wickford weighs in with an order of wings

June 30, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Silo, a 16-year-old barn owl, is special for a number of reasons. Her advanced age is one; the oldest owl living in captivity is 20.
Her very existence is another. As predatory birds fall prey themselves – they’re dying from eating mice which have consumed rat poison – only five nesting pairs of barn owls remain in all of Connecticut.
Silo had every right to enjoy her moment in the spotlight on Sunday, during Wickford’s first birding event – although, to be honest, it was less a spotlight and more a heat lamp.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Future of Post Road may include big-box stores

June 29, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Monday night’s regular meeting of the North Kingstown Town Council began in joint work session with the Planning Commission.
They tackled economic development issues, focusing on the town’s vision for the future and the revitalization of the Post Road corridor. At the heart of the discussion were the issues of multi-level, mixed-use development and the possible integration of big-box stores into development plans.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

June 28, 2012

It's been a busy week in North Kingstown!
As the NK Town Council begins preparing for the future of Post Road, the November elections are slowly beginning to take shape and, oh yeah, the NK School Committee has finally settled its budgetary issues for the next school year.
These are a few of the many stories you can find in this week's action-packed Standard-Times.
In addition, we'll update you on the latest informational tool provided by the NK Police Department to the public as well as bring you an in-depth look at Ed Tarbox's brand-new location on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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

June 27, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Ed Tarbox stood on the showroom floor of his brand-new car dealership located on Quaker Lane in North Kingstown Friday afternoon and, for a moment, pondered all the obstacles he had to go through over the past nine years to make the 49,000-square foot complex a reality.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Life without Robert Watson will be quite different (OPINION)

June 27, 2012

It’s just not going to be the same walking into the House Chamber next January and have Bob Watson not be there.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Dredging project just latest development at Quonset

June 26, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Quonset Business Park has been a hub of activity this month with several economic development projects underway for businesses and the Davisville Port Facilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local schools earn some ‘Bonus Bucks’

June 25, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Five local schools picked up some extra cash at the grocery store earlier this month when the Stop & Shop on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown gave out over $5,700 as part of the company’s A+ Bonus Bucks Program.
The initiative allows shoppers to use their Stop & Shop card to raise money for local schools. Every dollar spent is equal to one point. The points are divided up and participating schools are awarded money that can be spent on anything they need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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