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NK arts group ready to rock

June 25, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—With beautiful weather and just the right amount of sunshine, Tuesday afternoon was, quite possibly, the epitome of a summer afternoon in North Kingstown but, instead of spending their time at the beach soaking up the sun and battling waves, the members of the NK Creative Dramatics Program sat inside a bland white room at the Cold Spring Community Center running through lines and rehearsing scenes.
Turns out, the group is just waiting for this weekend to have their fun.

Future unclear for former Wickford Marketplace site

June 24, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—When the former Ryan’s Market, located at 70 Brown Street, was finally purchased back in November of 2009, the news was met with great fanfare and optimism about the return of a central shopping market deep in the heart of Wickford.
Thursday’s announcement that Wickford Marketplace was closing its doors, however, was met with a much different reaction—one of shock and confusion—and, in the week since that announcement, more questions than answers remain.

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June 23, 2011

What a surprising week it was in North Kingstown.
Monday, news broke that NK Superintendent Dr. Phillip Thornton was a finalist for a vacant position with the Cumberland School Department.
This was on top of news last Thursday that the iconic building used to house Wickford Marketplace, and formerly Ryan's market, would once again go vacant at Wickford Marketplace was shutting its doors after a lengthy dispute with the NK Town Council over local ordinances.
Need to catch up on everything that happened?
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Politics as Usual: This is the General Assembly not raising taxes?

June 22, 2011

You’ve gotta love the General Assembly.
Last year they said they balanced the budget without raising taxes. But you got whacked with a big tax bill for your car that was either the first one you had seen in years, or that was much larger than in previous years.
This year they said they balanced the budget without raising many taxes, except for a few items added to the sales tax.

WEB SPECIAL: Local people in the news

June 21, 2011

AWARDED

Beavertail Lighthouse restoration enhances grandeur

June 20, 2011

JAMESTOWN – The historic Beavertail Lighthouse, with its majestic 64-foot tower, is a popular place even when its foghorn issues a throaty warning every 30 seconds.
Visitors explore the Department of Environmental Management’s aquarium exhibits in an adjacent outbuilding and browse through the lighthouse museum, located in the assistant keeper’s cottage.

Tell Me Your Story: Days with Dad: Camping, fishing, learning the rules

June 19, 2011

In honor of Father’s Day, several prominent local men shared remembrances of their dads.
Ed Hughes, North Kingstown’s new harbormaster, said: “When I was a kid, the big family thing was baseball. I would say I was going to Little League but I would really sneak out with my fishing pole and go fishing.
“It worked until my father came to see a game and I wasn’t there. He made me play baseball for two hours and then he took me fishing.”

Former SC Chair loses fight with rare cancer

June 18, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN – In April, in Overland Park, Kansas, the town where Doug Roth grew up, the city council named a basketball court in his honor.
At the age of eight, he started organizing basketball and baseball leagues for neighborhood kids whose parents couldn’t afford the fees of the mainstream youth leagues.

Saunderstown resident inducted into RI Hall of Fame

June 17, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Oftentimes when a person’s life has presented many challenges and obstacles along the way, there may be no greater achievement than to be recognized for one’s work when evening begins to fall. Maury Klein, a professor emeritus at the University of Rhode Island and author of 16 books, will garnish such acknowledgment as a 2011 inductee to the Rhode Island Hall of Fame.

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June 16, 2011

Graduation is one of the most special and important days in the life of a high school student and, this week, the Standard Times has all your graduation needs covered as we bring you the most in-depth coverage of the events for both North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich High School as you'll find anywhere.
In addition to stories on both ceremonies, we've got tons of photos of locals on their big day and a full list of all the graduates from both of our local towns.

 

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