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KINGSTON – Seeing the fruits (or vegetables) of one’s labor is often gardening’s greatest reward. Still, the state’s top gardeners were recently recognized in the categories of education, newcomer and best overall.

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funding, which will provide some much needed assistance to numerous art and culture organizations throughout the state. 

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RHODE ISLAND – The Champlin Foundation announced $18 million of grant funding last week, which will be going toward a diverse group of organizations from around the state. These critical funds will help meet the pressing demands of social services, from fighting hunger and combating the effe…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – President Greg A. Mancini will continue to serve at the helm of the North Kingstown Town Council, though his reelection to the position did not come without a challenge. 

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EAST GREENWICH – Children and parents got an inside look at the dangers of addiction and underage drinking this week in a virtual presentation by Sullivan’s Message, an organization and effort spearheaded by Chris and Kathi Sullivan of Massachusetts. Chris, a former addict and defensive end …

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PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island’s rate of new infections of COVID-19 became among the worst in the world this week, the state is anticipating about 29,000 vaccine doses being available for public distribution this month. Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced the projection while noting that…

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EAST GREENWICH – After 21 members of the East Greenwich Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the neighboring Town of North Kingstown is providing public safety assistance for local residents and emergencies. At the beginning of the week, East Greenwich had only eight firef…

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PROVIDENCE– Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Small Business Coalition today sent letters to Governor Gina Raimondo and members of the Rhode Island General Assembly urging a collaborative effort to provide additional relief to small businesses before the state's CARES Act funds exp…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Next week, the offshore wind project Revolution Wind will be hosting virtual informational sessions for the North Kingstown community and other Rhode Islanders. The sessions will be live online on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN/EXETER – While the Rhode Island Board of Elections have not yet finalized the data, preliminary results for the 2020 election were made available starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with mail ballot and early in-person ballots being added throughout the night. These results are co…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown and Exeter residents are busy casting their ballots today in the General Election, voting for local, state and national candidates for office. While many residents are voting at polling places today, thousands have already sent in their ballots by mail or vo…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the weekend, the VFW Post 152 and Quilts of Valor Foundation honored North Kingstown resident David Ainslie, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who was in active service for more than 20 years. Ainslie, a retired Army staff sergeant, was also the former command…

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PROVIDENCE – Recognizing the need in its community and the many families struggling due to the ongoing pandemic, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) will begin its annual “Holiday Giving Tree” program early in hopes of brightening the season for as many local children as possible. The signature effor…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Wickford Art Association is preparing for its upcoming National Photography Exhibit, which will feature 80 photographic works by artists from around the country.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN/EXETER – This week was the final installment of Standard Times’ Question and Answer series with North Kingstown and Exeter candidates running for school committee. The general election will take place on Nov. 3.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN/EXETER – Leading up to the General Election on Nov. 3, the North Kingstown Standard Times will be featuring a Question and Answer series with North Kingstown and Exeter candidates for town council and school committee.

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PROVIDENCE – Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of a new data visualization on her website that breaks down voter turnout for the 2020 general election in an intuitive, clear presentation. Users can easily track how many votes have been cast in every Rhode Island…

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NORTH KINGSTOWN–This fall, Wickford Art Association (WAA) plays host to a variety of exhibits and events and we are thrilled to have DOORS OPEN to the public Wednesday through Saturday (noon-4pm) and Sunday (noon-3pm).  It’s still beautiful down by the beach – every day is a great day to visit!

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PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 4, to register to vote or update their voter information for the November 3 general election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Departme…