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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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Voters head to the polls today!

September 13, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown taxpayers will help determine the future of the Wickford Elementary School (WES) building and decide whether or not to install artificial turf at McGinn Park in a special election Tuesday.
In the first of three questions, voters will be asked to issue $850,000 in bonds to finance the installation of artificial turf and make related improvements to the McGinn Park Field, which is only useable for only two months out of the year due to the intensity of activity.

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Tell Me Your Story: Facing trauma starts healing process

September 12, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When he was 10 or 11, Kevin Brady found his diabetic uncle unconscious, threw him over his shoulder in a fireman’s carry, and rushed miles down Tower Hill Road in South Kingstown to South County Hospital.
He remembers no details of that trip, only how it started and how it ended.
“I’ve blotted it out,” he says.

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NKFD recruits never doubts decision

September 11, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – While hundreds of New York City firefighters risked their lives and died helping others on Sept. 11, a group of six men were in the middle of a 16-week academy for the North Kingstown Fire Department and, reflecting on that day 10 years later, they all remember being in awe of what was happening just a few hundred miles away.

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A decade later, pilot's memories fresh

September 10, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Mike Pignataro, a Vietnam vet, thought his war efforts were over until Sept. 11, 2001, when he was thrust onto the front lines of what is now called the War on Terror.
The Purple Heart recipient, who lost part of his left leg flying in combat, recalls the shocking events with the introspection of someone who had already experienced hell only to face the same sort of devastation decades later.

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September 9, 2011

September 11th, 2001 was a day that forever changed an entire generation of Americans. Whether you were in New York, Washington or Pennsylvania or just going about your day in any of the other parts of the country, chances are you remember every little detail about that Tuesday morning.
This week, the Standard Times brings you a special look at the events of September 11th, 2011 as seen through the eyes of local residents closest to the attacks.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Express rolls through Wickford

September 8, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Close to 200 hundred people braved the raw and rainy weather conditions to turn out for a stop on the Tea Party Express “Reclaiming America” tour that made a pit stop at Wilson Park, North Kingstown Wednesday morning.

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Politics as Usual: Politics is supposed to be the art of the possible

September 7, 2011

So besides an earthquake and a hurricane, not all that much happened last week.
The earthquake only tickled us gently; it was more of a curiosity than a disaster in these parts.
I can’t say anything about Hurricane Irene because she hadn’t arrived as of this writing (We had to put the newspaper out early so we can make sure it gets to you in the optimistic expectation that you will have lights to read it by).
Let’s hope everyone weathered the storm safe and dry. Meanwhile, politics marches on.

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