To say it's been an interesting week in North Kingstown would be an understatement.
This week, the NK Town Council passed a controversial ordinance restructuring the town's fire department and forcing firefighters to work 24-hour shifts every three days.
In this week's Standard Times, we take a look at the issue and bring you the latest on how the development will affect the NKFD, taxpayers and, ultimately, what type of legal battle could be ahead.
In addition, we kick off our Black History Month coverage with a special story about one man's search to find out the truth about slaves who once lived at Smith's Castle.
In addition, we bring you all the latest news regarding the school committee's request to the town to finance repairs for the rough at Davisville Middle School, a look at Governor Chafee's proposed budget and the latest information in the Kimberly Fry trial.
All that and more in this week's Standard Times. Pick up a copy today!