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Tell Me Your Story: Millar committed to preserving Exeter's rural character

April 1, 2012

EXETER – An admirer of Scott Millar – the environmentalist who spurred Exeter to inclusion in the Borderlands project – credits him with being a town leader in land conservation.
Moreover, she says, “He is stunningly persuasive about the very real advantages” of such an approach. “He’s wonderful in educating the general public in why we have to think intelligently about how we’re doing our planning and building our communities. He can talk to your average person.”

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Job Corps chefs have recipe for success

March 31, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – When Team Phoenix, a group of four student chefs in the Exeter Job Corps Academy’s culinary arts program, needed to choose a captain for a prestigious cooking contest held Feb. 16 at the Radisson Hotel, in Warwick, there was only one contender.
“We looked at Cassie and picked her as team leader,” recalls Krystal Strait, of the unanimous selection of Cassie-Lee Joseph.
“It’s her attitude,” explains Gary Braun. “There’s no bull.”

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Two locals charged after deadly car accident

March 30, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Two local residents have been charged for their roles in a tragic accident in East Greenwich that took the lives of two North Kingstown teenagers last month.
Nicolas Whiteley, 21, of North Kingstown, faces two charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-death resulting, two counts of driving to endanger-death resulting and driving to endanger-resulting in injury.

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Preview this week's Standard-Times today!

March 29, 2012

There's something special brewing at the Exeter Job Corps center. Something special and delicious!
In this week's Standard-Times, we go you and up-close and personnel look at the men and women behind a special team of Job Corps chefs who are making quite a name for themselves in the kitchen and are competing on a national level to showcase their abilities.
In addition, we've got you covered with all the latest news regarding Tuesday's School Bond vote and will tell you why Governor Lincoln Chafee made a surprise visit to the NK Town Council Monday night.

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Curmudgeon's Corner: School bond's benefits far outweigh its costs (OPINION)

March 28, 2012

In two weeks there will be a referendum in North Kingstown. If the past is any guide, the turnout will be light. Most likely, senior citizens like me will make up most of the voters and many of us are concerned about rising property taxes. These fears will be buttressed by groups like the North Kingstown Taxpayers Organization and elected officials like Bill Mudge.

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Driscoll proud of her time with Chamber

March 27, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After 24 years of building up North Kingstown as a community-based town, Karla Driscoll, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, has retired.
Somewhat.
March 9 was her last day before she retreated to Savannah, Ga., on a planned vacation. Her retirement had been months in the works and, she said, this was the best time to do it.

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Planning Board gives busy council draft regulations

March 26, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After 10 months of intensive work, last week the Exeter planning board presented the town council a working draft of regulatory changes that will be needed before the village concept introduced in “A Vision for Exeter” proceeds.
The council received the proposal – including updates of rules pertaining to zoning, land use and future development rights – at a joint work session and while voicing appreciation for the board's hard work, said there's no time right now to study or act on the recommended updates.

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Tell Me Your Story: Relentless, Abby the bloodhound is on the right track

March 25, 2012

JAMESTOWN – As so often happens, I have been drawn to the story of someone with four legs. In this case, that subject has a partner with two legs and they are gaining national acclaim.
They are Abby – Rhode Island's first certified search-and-rescue bloodhound who is part of the Rhode Island K9 Response Team and is certified by the American Mantrailing Police and Work Dog Association, in Indiana– and her owner LuAnn Botelho, a master handler and instructor.

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NK gearing up for 12th-annual Spirit Day

March 24, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Saturday will mark the 12th anniversary of Spirit Day, a fun filled day celebrating the North Kingstown community.
All festivities will be held at North Kingstown High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spirit Day is a mix of community health-related, social, civic and business entities and entertainment. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.

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NK Council approves preliminary budget

March 23, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Members of the North Kingstown Town Council, along with the town clerk and other town staff, spent over five hours meeting with town department heads to go through all the individual budgets for fiscal year 2012/2013 Monday afternoon and, in a unanimous vote, approved the town manager’s preliminary budget of $98,995,928.

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