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DEM investigating dog adoption in Exeter

March 5, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

EXETER – If you or anyone you know adopted or fostered a dog from Ryan’s Hope Rescue in Richmond during a dog adoption event at the Exeter Animal Shelter on Jan. 29, the department of environmental management (DEM) believes you should contact their veterinarian immediately, especially, if their dog is displaying symptoms associated with the parvovirus infection.

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Local students get hands-on look at their futures

March 4, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Instead of lying on sandy beaches in some tropical country or skiing at a winter resort, a select group of kids from across Rhode Island spent their winter vacation preparing for their futures.
Eleven students, including two from North Kingstown, spent last week at the Rhode Island Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) on Ocean Drive to take part in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative called SeaPerch.

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Davisville now seventh-largest importer

March 3, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One of the biggest points of pride for the Quonset Development Corporation [QDC] has been the Port of Davisville’s ranking as the eighth largest auto importer in North America.
And it was with great enthusiasm this week that Governor Lincoln Chafee announced the Port is moving its way even further up the list.

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Audit results show NK is in good financial position

March 2, 2012

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The town of North Kingstown is financially healthy ... at least according to the latest reports.
A 156-page audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 was conducted by The Braver Group, a firm of licensed certified public accountants from Providence, and the results were presented to the NK Town Council Monday night.

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March 1, 2012

Quonset has long been considered one of the economic bright spots of Rhode Island and, this week, Governor Lincoln Chafee was on hand to share news that the Port of Davisville has now been ranked the seventh-largest importer of automobiles in the country.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you all the information on that milestone achievement for Davisville and update you on a wide variety of school and town issues, including the recently-released audit of the town's 2011 Fiscal Year.

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Curmudgeon's Corner: Contraception issue mroe government interference (OPINION)

February 29, 2012

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar. No doubt you noticed many of us walking around with a smudge of ashes on our foreheads. This marks the start of Lent, the season of self denial, prayer and almsgiving leading up to Easter Sunday on which Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead thereby affirming his divinity and gospel. It also recognizes that we are mortal creatures and that complete happiness cannot be found in material things.

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Three floral shops to be sold

February 28, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Three once-thriving flower shops located in North Kingstown, East Greenwich and on the East Side of Providence are scheduled to be sold at a public mortgagee’s auction at noon on March 5.

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Celebrating Black History Month: African-Americans say civil rights were here all along

February 27, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When James Lynch, an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, was stationed in Germany from 1963-67, at the height of the Civil Rights movement, he and other soldiers of color were unaware of what was going on back home.
“When the bulk of it was taking place, our news was still being censored,” he recalls of the military media including the Voice of America radio station and the Stars and Stripes newspaper. “The true facts only got to us through letters and magazines like Ebony.”

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Tell Me Your Story: Mike Abbott has designs on historic architecture

February 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Mike Abbott, 59, grew up near Cincinnati in a little ranch house where he was born.
“I still go back to my own house and sleep in my bed,” he says. “My parents have done it all over and made it into a cute little Victorian house with gingerbread.”
A rural place where “they build about one house every 25 years” seems an unlikely beginning for a man who, as a partner in the Newport Collaborative – now the Northeast Collaborative – has become one of the country’s foremost restoration architects.

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Fire Academy faculty alarmed by insurance news

February 25, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Instructors working under the auspices of the State Fire Academy have been training responders for more than a year without liability insurance – a situation one teacher learned of when he was turned away from Electric Boat in late 2010 because he had no proof of coverage.
“Nobody was ever told,” says one of the teachers, speaking on condition of anonymity, but apparently representing a number of other worried and angry faculty members.

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