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Operation Christmas Child thrives at Quidnessett

October 10, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The music is pulsating, the sound of iron clangs like an army of bots playing tackle football and, everywhere, men are sweating and flexing.
If it were anywhere else, this would clearly qualify as a man cave.
But it’s the West Bay Family YMCA and this roomful of guys can be forgiven for really, really enjoying themselves: the room was gutted and repainted and all its equipment is new, as are the treadmills and other apparatus in the cardio center.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: He's had a lifelong love of books

October 9, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When John Patterson’s parents moved to town in the early 1940s, the first place they lived when he was a small child was in a house next door to the Davisville Free Library.
In retrospect that experience seems like a foretelling of things to come.
“My father was a professional wrestler known as Jake ‘Thunderbolt’ Patterson after a hold he created called The Thunderbolt. In the off-season he was an ironworker and we came here so he and my mother could work at the Navy bases.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK vetoes change to animal ordinance

October 8, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—After a three-month examination of the town’s animal ordinance, the North Kingstown Town Council voted Monday night to scrap plans that would have restricted the number of dogs that its residents are allowed to have in their homes.
Citing a reluctance to “infringe on the rights of citizens”, the council voted 5-0 to shelve the change in language that would have imposed a three-dog limit on the number of licensed dogs per household.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Swain's murder conviction overturned

October 7, 2011

By SHAUN KIRBY
skirby@ricentral.com

David Swain, convicted of murdering his wife, Shelley Tyre, in 1999 while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands, was freed last Thursday after judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeals overturned a 2009 decision that had incarcerated him for the past two years as part of a life sentence.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

BREAKING NEWS: Fry found guilty of second-degree murder

October 6, 2011

The North Kingstown Standard Times has learned that a verdict has been reached in the Kimberly Fry trial.
Fry has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her daughter Camden.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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October 6, 2011

The case of Kimberly Fry appears ready to wrap up as, this week, both the prosecution and defense teams closed their cases in front of the jury.
In this week's Standard Times, we bring you the very latest on the trial of the former North Kingstown resident.
In addition, we'll bring you up to speed on the latest developments in the case of David Swain, a Jamestown man who was recently released from prison after being found guilty in the murder of his wife.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Something is clearly wrong with Republicans

October 5, 2011

By JIM BARON
Special to the Standard

When it comes to the two major political parties, I’m pretty much a “plague on both your houses” kind of guy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local fishermen up in arms over pilot program

October 4, 2011

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats. The program has local fishermen up in arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Family proud to be Navy all the way

October 3, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Before Ken Shoener answers his cell phone, callers get to hear an energetic military band rendition of “Anchors Aweigh!”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: New NK library director Desrochers enjoys literary life

October 2, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Cyndi Desrochers is trying to love her new e-reader but, well, it’s just not the same as holding a book.
The new director of the North Kingstown Free Library, who started her job Sept. 7 after serving as acting director of the West Warwick Public Library, finds the electronic device helpful for traveling.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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