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Trick or Treat! Guess who wants to mess up Halloween?

February 4, 2011

Boo!
I ask you, what could be scarier than the RI General Assembly mucking up a perfectly good tradition like Halloween?
But South Kingstown Rep. Donald Lally, a deputy whip on Speaker Gordon Fox’s leadership team, has an idea; he wants to fine-tune Halloween. Halloween has been around in one form or another since the mid-1500s, it is celebrated in many parts of the world, but Lally suddenly wants the General Assembly to fix it.

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February 3, 2011

The weather outside is still frightful but that doesn't mean things aren't heating up news-wide in North Kingstown and Exeter.
In this week's Standard Times, get the latest information on the bomb scare that evacuated North Kingstown High School Monday morning, find out how local schools faired with recent roof inspections and get introduced to a local teenager who is making waves in a special NASCAR developmental program.

Police make major drug bust in NK

February 2, 2011

After a long investigation stemming back to September of 2010, Rhode Island State police on Wednesday announced a major drug bust after obtaining search warrants at 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit#A-3, in North Kingstown.
Thirty one kilograms of cocaine were seized in a hidden compartment in the Chrysler Pacifica located on the premises and $1,245,100 was seized from a hidden compartment in a tractor trailer truck.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Girls Scouts did their part

February 1, 2011

Girl Scouts from East Greenwich Troop 1380 and North Kingstown Troop 111 recently held a “dress down day” at Our Lady of Mercy School, East Greenwich, to benefit Project Undercover. Over 9,000 pieces of socks, underwear and diapers were collected and donated to the West Bay Community Action program in Warwick.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK's Beisel among Words Unlimited award winners

January 31, 2011

Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sports writers, sportscasters and sports publicists, will hold its 65th annual Sports Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 20, at The Radisson on Post Road in Warwick.
The reception will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $35 each and may be obtained by contacting Johnson & Wales University director of athletics John Parente at (401) 598-1604, or any Words Unlimited member.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Unfortunately for Chafee–and society–Coulter still has a job

January 30, 2011

If anyone had asked me after the September primary what I thought Bill Lynch would be doing in the future, the answer “selling marijuana” would have been very, very close to the bottom of my list.
But his name was right there in Donna Kenny Kirwan’s story last Wednesday, along with several other bold-type names from Rhode Island politics, government and business, looking to open a compassion center to supply medical marijuana patients.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Snowstorm stirs memories of chains on tires, Blizzard of '78

January 29, 2011

I don’t know…I say that a lot these days and I really don’t know, either because I’ve forgotten or I never knew in the first place. I do know that the longer I am around on this earth, the less I know for a fact. And that is good, I think, because it keeps the mind open to all sorts of new possibilities. If I decided that I knew, then what’s the point? I’m done, finished, subject is closed. It’s more fun not to know and hope for advanced knowledge of some sort. Something like that.

Web Special: It’s never too late to get started on the road back to fitness

January 28, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For many people, January is a time of great promise.
Sure, the weather is far from fantastic—it’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s icy—but, still, it’s time for a new year and, in that way, January acts as a sort of reset button for a lot of our bad behaviors.
But what happens when we turn the page into February? Do we slide back into our old habits or do we find a way to stay on the right track?
For Fabulous Fitness owner Eddie Brandt, the answer is simple: There is no such thing as a reset button.

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January 27, 2011

Well, here we are. It's January and, yet again, we've got a nice, fresh batch of snow covering North Kingstown and Exeter.
Are you getting tired of the white stuff? If so, you're certainly not alone.
Residents from across the area have tried their hardest to bear the brunt of this stubborn winter ever since a snowstorm Christmas weekend coated Rhode Island with a foot of snow and, really, it hasn't let up.
But that's not slowing down the Standard Times.
This week, we've got all the local news you care about.

WEB SPECIAL: Despite weather, ice stil not safe to skate on

January 26, 2011

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises that, despite the cold temperatures of the past week, there is no safe ice at monitored state parks at this time. Ice must have a uniform thickness of at least six inches before it is considered safe by DEM. It generally takes at least five to seven consecutive days of temperatures in the low twenties or below before ice may become safe.

 

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