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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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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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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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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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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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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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Local doctor devotes decades to Haiti

September 17, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Dr. Mark Kelley’s dining room table is covered with the haunting images of nearly three years of humanitarian work in Haiti.
There are photographs of starving children who resemble victims of the African famine; others show Kelley, a med student and a nun working over two tiny babies in an Intensive Care Unit set up in a kitchen; still more are of cribs, jammed end to end in a room filled with orphans.

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NK voters shoot down McGinn turf installation

September 16, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—In the months leading up to Tuesday’s special election on three bond questions relating to the installation of artificial turf at McGinn Park and the future of the former Wickford Elementary School (WES) building, North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury said voters had to approve turf at McGinn because the current condition of the fields in town was an “unacceptable situation” where town employees spent a large number of hours devoted to the field that could devoted elsewhere.

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September 15, 2011

Voters in North Kingstown had their chance Tuesday to tell the town council exactly how they felt about a proposed installation of artificial turf at McGinn Park and, overwhelmingly, they came out against it.
Read all about the special election, as well as about the latest on the Kimberly Fry murder trial, the passing of local icon David Burnham and much, much more in this week's Standard Times!

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Curmudgeon's Corner: Schartner ran into an entrenched bureaucracy

September 14, 2011

At its business meeting on August 23rd the North Kingstown School Committee, after a charade of about six weeks, appointed Dr. Phil Auger as superintendent of schools.
The usually irascible and skeptical-of-everything Bill Mudge, who had wanted Dr. Auger made permanent super from the get-go, introduced a motion to anoint–I mean appoint–him as permanent superintendent subject to reaching a mutually acceptable employment contract.

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