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Wickford weighs in with an order of wings

June 29, 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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Future of Post Road may include big-box stores

June 28, 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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June 27, 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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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.

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

June 26, 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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Dredging project just latest development at Quonset

June 25, 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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Local schools earn some ‘Bonus Bucks’

June 24, 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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They make best use of thyme

June 23, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – What started three years ago as a green initiative funded by a federal stimulus grant has turned into a major teaching tool – as well as a source of inspiration in the kitchen – for culinary arts students at the Exeter Job Corps Academy.

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CAMPAIGN 2012: Costa eyes re-election

June 22, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

Representative Doreen Costa, (R-District 31) is already heavily vested in her campaign for re-election. Seeking a second term, Costa has been out in the neighborhoods of her newly formed district, knocking on doors and introducing herself to her newest constituents.

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EWG graduates prepared for life's next test

June 21, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

KINGSTON - There were cheers, tears, and beach balls as the Exeter-West Greenwich Class of 2012 graduated at URI’s Ryan Center last Saturday.
Graduation speakers advised students that just because they were done with high school doesn’t mean they’re finished with tests as their characters will be challenged time and again when they went go out into the real world.
Outgoing EWG Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Geismar congratulated the students on their hard work and told them to remember three important words: “You never know.

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