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NK, Exeter brace for yet another big storm

January 11, 2011

Get out your winter hats and snow shovels. It seems as if yet another big snow storm is coming to North Kingstown and Exeter, with reports coming in that anywhere from 10-14 inches of snow is expected to fall on the Washington County area between tonight and tomorrow morning.
Commuters are advised to begin preparing for the storm and to try their best to stay off the roads during the peak hours for the blizzard, which is tentatively slated to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, with the heaviest weather reportedly coming down from 3 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NK Students form petition to reverse school rule

January 11, 2011

North Kingstown – January 10, 2011 – The active students of North Kingstown High School are using civics class to bring change.
A junior at NKHS, Matt Buresh, is trying to change a school policy added this year. He started this movement as his civics project. He is a student in a civics class taught by the decorated teacher Mr. Lawrence Verria.
The rule Buresh wishes to eliminate is the newly added restriction on students during lunch.

Wind ordinance expected to be a big topic at tonight's NK Town Council meeting

January 10, 2011

The topic of wind turbines will come before the North Kingstown Town Council tonight as the Council considers imposing a moratorium on all new wind energy projects.
The moratorium, which is expected to last anywhere between six months to a year, would not apply to the proposed project on Stamp Farm but would limit any new turbine proposals.
For more information on tonight's meeting, turn to this week's Standard Times.

Editorial: NK School Committee needs to come together

January 6, 2011

When news broke last week that School Committee member Melvoid Benson was going to resign from the North Kingstown Democratic Committee, the first response many had around town wasn’t shock or surprise. Instead, it was a simple shake of the head, an acknowledgment that the move wasn’t completely unexpected given how much in-fighting had occurred both in the School Committee itself and the party as a whole.
And that’s the problem.

Web Exclusive: Blue Cross to Hold Job Fair To Recruit Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

January 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (January 5, 2011) - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode
Island (BCBSRI) today announced plans to host a job fair to recruit
registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for several open
positions on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
company's headquarters, 500 Exchange Street, Providence.
BCBSRI is looking to fill several full-time positions as part of its
ongoing efforts to improve the quality of healthcare delivered across
the state. These openings, which include nurse reviewers and care

Residents turn out in droves to oppose turbines

January 5, 2011

Newly-elected representative Doreen Costa was one of a slew of local residents on hand at North Kingstown High School Tuesday night as the North Kingstown Planning Board continued discussions on a proposed 427-foot wind turbine set to be located at Stamp Farm.
Costa, who pledged to fight the turbine, cited a dozen concerns with the proposal at hand, from safety issues to potential property value losses and everything in between.

What's your new year's resolution?

January 1, 2011

Everyone has goals for the new year. What are yours? Share your thoughts on 2011, your hopes, your dreams this new year and check back in 12 months to see if you followed through.

Web Special: Ceresi the latest to resign from Democratic Town Committee

December 31, 2010

North Kingstown School Committee member Larry Ceresi will join Melvoid Benson and Town Council member Charles Brennan in resigning from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee next week.
For more information, pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times.

BREAKING NEWS: Benson, Brennan resign from NK Democratic Town Committee

December 30, 2010

The Standard Times has learned, exclusively, that longtime North Kingstown School Committee member Melvoid Benson and recently-elected Town Council member Charles Brennan have both resigned from the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee.
Benson, who was elected in 2004, is halfway through her second term on the School Committee while Brennan, who finished fourth overall in the November elections, was just sworn in to the Town Council three weeks ago.
Keep checking back here at www.ricentral.com as this story develops and pick up a copy of next week's Standard Times for more information.

Web Exclusive: RIRRC Starts 2011 with Eco-depot and E-Waste Collection

December 28, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new. If you had to make room for your new possessions after the holidays and find you have a carload of materials to discard, mark your calendar for January 8. On that date, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) will hold a free Eco-Depot and e-waste collection from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Central Landfill in Johnston.

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