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New owners hope to get Morning Star Horse Farm back on track

April 24, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

SAUNDERSTOWN – Located off Route 1 is 57 acres of pristine landscaping where horse lovers can come and observe the four-legged animals and learn how to ride them.
Formally Freedom Horse Farm, the property has now been taken over by new owners who are feverishly working to erase the past and bring a positive outlook to the once ragged land.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New Baykeeper ready to dive into job

April 23, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Thomas Kutcher stands in the shimmering sunlight of a very warm spring afternoon, inhaling the distinctly fishy aroma of work boats tied up at the Town Dock, at the end of Main Street.
It is like sweet perfume to this man who has found his greatest delights growing up on Narragansett Bay, specifically the Warren River; he became an accomplished surfer – his favorite spots were off Bonnet Shores and Narragansett Pier – swimmer and boater.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Denhoff runs Marathon as tribute to cancer patients

April 22, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Erica Denhoff chose the hottest Boston Marathon in history to make her running debut – and lived to tell the tale.
While people all around her were falling by the wayside – even last year’s male and female winners dropped out – the pint-size former NKHS athlete kept going.
She finished in six hours, 16 minutes and four seconds.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Auger pleased with Nadeau Wadovick findings

April 21, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In the beginning of the year, the North Kingstown town council and school committee signed a consent agreement as a way to control the school district’s spending because of an anticipated deficit. Within that agreement, an independent auditor was tasked with identifying areas in which cost savings could be achieved.
The results are in and the school district is pleased with the findings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Accident sends over 30 to hospital

April 20, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EAST GREENWICH – A Cranston teen driver is being blamed for a mid-afternoon accident Monday involving a Providence recreation bus which sent numerous elementary school-aged children and adults to area hospitals and tied up traffic for hours.
Police and fire personnel responded to Route 4 north in the area of the Quaker Lane overpass in East Greenwich, at 3:13 p.m. for the report of a bus off the road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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April 19, 2012

The results of an independent examination by the accounting firm of Nadeau Wadovick are in and the debate over the NK School Department's funding has reached a new level.
In this week's Standard-Times, we present you with the findings, which seem to indicate that NK Superintendent Dr. Philip Auger was right all along, and help explain what happens from here.
In addition, we bring you the latest news on a bus accident that sent over 30 people to the hospital and profile the newest Baykeeper of Save the Bay. Here's a hint: He's from NK.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: No one gets arrested quite like an elected official (OPINION)

April 18, 2012

I’m going to be watching the House and Senate Finance committee hearings to see if any more money is being funneled into the ACI kitchen budget. I figure that, at the rate senators and representatives are running afoul of the law these days, legislators are going to have a vested interest in improving the quality of prison food.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Langevin concerned with potential submarine cutbacks

April 17, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – This year marks the first of a five-year plan in which General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) is scheduled to build two Virginia class submarines per year as part of the strategic emphasis on the Asia/Pacific region but the recently released Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP) calls for the purchasing of just one submarine in 2014 and that’s something Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) calls “troubling”.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Injured Exeter waitress making strides

April 16, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

COVENTRY – Very carefully, Audra Willis walks through her garden, showing a visitor where she plans to sow the contents of assorted seed packets.
Her adolescent gray-and-white cat, Larry, tears around, swishing his tail while keeping Willis in sight. It's as if he realizes that Audra's ability to negotiate on her own – no wheelchair, no walker, no cane – is miraculous.
“The doctor gave me a 10 out of 10,” she says, beaming; that's a 100 percent chance of making a complete recovery and returning to work – perhaps even sooner than she had hoped.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Duffany doesn't plan to flee

April 15, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The town's new animal warden, Holly Duffany – on the job for two months – is earning a degree in criminal justice from New England Tech, hopes to one day become a police K-9 officer, and loves critters so much that she took home a seemingly unadoptable dog that had been in the shelter for more than half its life.
She also just turned 21 and is the youngest animal control officer in the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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