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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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