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BREAKING NEWS: Judge Stern rules against North Kingstown in firefighter dispute

May 23, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: The Standard-Times has learned, exclusively, that the North Kingstown Firefighters Union has won its legal challenge against the town of North Kingstown regarding a change to 24-hour shifts. We'll have full details as soon as they become available.

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Curmudgeon's Corner: NK School Committee only delaying the inevitable (OPINION)

May 23, 2012

It gets harder and harder each time I sit down to write this column. This is because there are just so many things to write about locally, state-wide and nationally.

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BREAKING NEWS: Fry sentenced to 40 years, 20 to serve

May 22, 2012

The North Kingstown Standard-Times has learned that former resident Kimberly Fry was sentenced today to 40 years, 20 to serve, for the death of her daughter Camden. Fry could face parole in as little as three-and-a-half years after already serving three years for the 2009 crime. Pick up a copy of this week's Standard-Times for the full story.

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Wickford Gourmet owners coming back to Main Street

May 22, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – They’re back!
After years of absence, Joe and Donna Dube, founders of such village mainstays as Wickford Gourmet and Beauty and the Bathare returning to the place they once called home.
The Dubes are in the process of moving Wickford Gourmet Factory Outlet store from its Ten Rod Road location back to the original Wickford Gourmet building at 25 West Main St. and the pair hope to be open for business by Memorial Day.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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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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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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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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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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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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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