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Military vehicle show attracts veterans and history buffs alike

September 27, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Norman Dauerer remembered the first chewing gum he ever had, two Chicklets given to him by an American soldier when the 106th Cavalry drove through the German countryside at the end of World War II.
“It was April 28, 1945 and I was six years old,” he said. “I chewed it until it disintegrated.”

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Celestial Cafe offers fresh approach to comfort food

September 26, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Someone has just dropped off a vegetable that Brandon Read, executive chef and co-owner of the Celestial Café, can’t identify.
The master of creative cooking is stumped by this exotic item which reportedly tastes like the liqueur Benedictine. This is not a disaster; it’s a challenge
“I’ll try it in a rhubarb pie or use it in a martini,” he vows. “Something good will come of it.”

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Tell Me Your Story: Animal lovers find their best Buddy

September 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – If you don’t know a lot about dogs, you’re probably unaware that they smile and laugh when feeling especially cheerful or silly.
Right here in our own backyard, we have a sweet little nine-year-old mixed breed named Buddy – adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League after going through some tough times – who grins from ear to ear.
It’s because she has been adopted by a family who adore her and the feeling is mutual.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Charity Scrabble tournament seeks wordsmiths

September 24, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN – Attention language lovers, spelling bee champs and everyone else who knows how to fit a word containing the letter “z” on a triple score square.
This Saturday, the Grand Chapter of Rhode Island Order of the Easter Star is sponsoring a Scrabble tournament at the Cold Spring Community Center on Beach Street. Proceeds from the event, which costs a minimum of $25 in pledges for each player, will benefit the American Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Research program. It is scheduled from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Emotions boil over in Fry trial

September 23, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – “Camden was a little adventurer, was creative, loved music, science and swimming. She was a brave, spirited and vibrant little girl. She had just finished the second grade at Fishing Cove Elementary and had enjoyed one last trip to the North Kingstown Town Beach with some new friends, when, on the evening of Aug. 10, 2009, her mother strangled and murdered her with her own hands.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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September 22, 2011

After over a two-year week, the murder case against former North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry officially began last week in South Kingstown.
In this week's Standard Times, read all about the first week of the trial, including opening statements from both sides and emotional testimony from Kimberly's former husband Timothy.
In addition, we've got the latest news on this week's North Kingstown Town Council meeting, where the results of last week's special election in town were up for much debate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Politics as Usual: Like it or not, the ACLU is protecting your rights

September 21, 2011

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a fitting time for poignant memorials and sympathetic reminiscences. It is also a time for flag-waving patriotism and “never again” steadfastness and vigilance. All those things have their place.
But it is also a fitting time for a clear-eyed look back to where we have come since that day and how we have gotten here, a sober reassessment of our behavior in response to that horror.
The Rhode Island ACLU has given us that with an excellent report titled “The Legacy of the Indefinite ‘War on Terror’ in Rhode Island: Civil Liberties in the Aftermath of 9/11.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Nk scores big with profits from recycling program

September 20, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Recycling pays and North Kingstown has received a big fat check because of it.
Last week, Michael O’Connell, Executive Director for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), distributed $1,866,562 to 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of recyclables.
North Kingstown received $63,838.95 and those funds will be used to offset amenities at the town’s transfer station, including the containers in which residents can drop their recyclables off for free and for the free use of compost.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Tell Me Your Story: Veterans' canteen-style eatery a World War II tribute

September 19, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – All that’s missing at the Quonset Hut Diner is the sound of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” filling the air.
Otherwise, it is a virtual trip back to a World War II USO-style canteen, with low-cost comfort food cooked up in a 2009 Custom Kitchen trailer by an actual veteran.
Laurie Ludwig, 55 and a native of Staten Island, N.Y., served in the U.S. Air Force after earning a degree in education from Wayne College.
“I wanted to teach,” she explains, “but several thousand teachers were laid off that year.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NK leader Burnham passes on

September 18, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – David R. Burnham, a Republican political force in town for nearly 20 years, a prominent businessman, contracting industry activist and a farmer with deep roots in 4-H and the Washington County Fair, died Monday after a nine-month battle with cancer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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