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Free Will Baptists have divine plan for new building

August 22, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – The motto of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church whose future home – a large and impressive structure now under construction on Route 2 – could easily be “If you build it, they will come.”
When completed, the project will represent an investment of approximately $1 million including $300,000 for the land and $700,000 for the building. Town fire officials are also requiring the church to install a 20,000 gallon cistern at an additional cost of $30,000.
The town has agreed to waive a building fee of $7,104.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Council continues turbine discussion

August 21, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Residents turned out in droves to the North Kingstown Town Council meeting Monday night to listen to the draft of proposed amendments to the Wind Energy Systems (WES) ordinance, and for an explanation on the re-issuance of the North Kingstown Green building permit for a proposed turbine.
Ultimately, however, only one of those discussions took place.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Board ruling favors neither town nore firefighters

August 20, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Nearly 10 months after the town of North Kingstown and the North Kingstown Firefighters Association, Local 1651, IAFF, entered into arbitration over the 2011 Fiscal Year contract, an arbitration board released its ruling this week and, in a 63-page decision, gave little to either side.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tarbox expansion breaks ground

August 19, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Not even pouring rain and very muddy ground conditions could discourage federal, state and local officials from attending the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new 49,000 square-foot Tarbox Toyota dealership on Quaker Lane Monday morning.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

August 18, 2011

All it takes it one look at any national news network to see that the US economy still hasn't recovered fully from the effects of the current recession but, locally, one business is finding a way to thrive despite the obstacles it faces.
North Kingstown's Tarbox Toyota officially celebrated the groundbreaking of its expansion project and, when completed, the dealership will be one of the largest in the area.
Read all about it in this week's Standard Times.

BirdSong Gallery’s Wheelan adapts to environment in East Matunuck

August 11, 2011

EAST MATUNUCK – When Drew Wheelan opened up the BirdSong Gallery on Succotash Road near East Matunuck State Beach it was a little bit serendipitous and a little bit of poor timing.

Monday night car shows in Exeter through September

August 11, 2011

EXETER – In summer, Mondays on Route 2 become a trip down memory lane with a classic car show beginning at 5pm. Scores of people bring their mobile monuments of history to the front lawn at Oak Harbour Village where they can show off their cars, talk about the work they’ve done and swap stories.

Politics as Usual: The behavior of the Tea Party is un-American

August 10, 2011

A small, radical band of zealots is attempting to take over the United States government and may be in the process of crashing the nation’s economy.
The federal government has had its ups and downs since 1789 but seldom has its foundations and operations been as threatened as they are right now. Serious people are now giving serious thought to whether the Congress of the United States can function properly any longer. And, as often happens, the spark that is setting it off is over a usually trivial, routine matter that suddenly becomes momentous.

Tunnel to Towers run coming to NK

August 9, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It might be hard to imagine but the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is a little over a month away.
Now, for the first time, North Kingstown will represent Rhode Island in hosting one of the nation's most well-known memorial events.

Native Plantsmith harvest honor in Newport

August 8, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – Graham Gardner confesses that before he received an invitation to present an original design at the prestigious Newport Flower Show, he’d been flying under the radar.
Very far.
A one-man operation, he typically has a dozen clients with ongoing design projects he’s preparing and fine-tuning.
“I had no real name before then,” he says. “When the flower show called and I realized they were going to do PR, I had to choose something.”

 

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