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November 17th

NK's FEMA rank a point of debate

November 18, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Although much controversy has recently surrounded the Town of North Kingstown’s National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) ranking, the No. 9 rating assigned by FEMA is a measure of the Town’s participation in a nationally ranked program and not directly related to Hurricane Sandy and her untimely visit to the area.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 16th

Exeter response team handles all Sandy can offer

November 17, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Even though Hurricane Sandy caused some tricky problems – the generator at Shady Acres nursing home failed, there was no phone service at the emergency dispatch center for two hours on storm day and schools didn’t reopen until Friday because there was no power at Wawaloam Elementary – most people agree that the town’s emergency plan worked.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 15th

Johnson squeezes past Patterson in nail-biter

November 16, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – After the State Board of Elections finished a marathon tally of votes from the Nov. 6 general election, Exeter’s 130 absentee ballots moved challenger Bob Johnson into the fifth and final slot on the town council.
Trailing incumbent Dan Patterson, a local contractor, by only four on election night, Johnson wound up garnering 66 absentee votes to pull out a victory over the sole Republican councilor who tacked on 57 after the final tally.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 14th

Preview the Standard-Times today!

November 15, 2012

Every Veterans' Day, we pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform across the globe.
In this week's Standard-Times, we bring you a look at the annual Veterans' Day festivities in North Kingstown and give you an update on all the issues important to NK and Exeter as we bring you in-depth coverage of the results of the counting of mail-in ballots--which changed the outcome in one race--and continue evaluating the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

CURMUDGEON'S CORNER: Election results show America has changed ... and not for the better (OPINION)

November 14, 2012

(Editor's Note: Due to a late production error, we were unable to print Politics as Usual in this week's Standard-Times and have made it available online instead. We regret the error.)

Last Tuesday the voters of the State of Rhode Island and Dependent Population joined a majority of other citizens of the Socialist States of America and decided that increased government intervention in and control over our lives is what they want. In other words, surrender more of our freedom and liberty for government handouts.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

POLITICS AS USUAL: Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for election results (OPINION)

November 14, 2012

(Editor's Note: Due to a late production error, we were unable to print Politics as Usual in this week's Standard-Times and have made it available online instead. We regret the error.)

The Republican brand is damaged, perhaps hopelessly, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 13th

Working together the theme for South Kingstown winners

November 13, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN-It appears the challenges newly elected local politicians face in the coming years include working harmoniously together for the benefit of South Kingstown, and of course, the budget.

Echoing his campaign theme for general assembly, Spencer Dickinson said he wants to focus on changing the ‘business as usual’ feel within Rhode Island’s statehouse.

“We are not at the point where we can solve problems. We have to change the way we do things first,” said Rep. Dickinson, who was re-elected on Tuesday.  

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New faces in Narragansett

November 13, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—In a night that was marked by constant vigilance by televisions screens and websites, checking for election results on the national and state levels, Narragansett came out with a number of new faces on the town council and familiar ones remaining in the Senate and House races.

Three new members were voted to the Narragansett Town Council, which will meet next on November 19. James Callaghan was the top vote getter with 3,404 votes, or 14.6 percent. Traditionally, the candidate who captures the most votes is named as council president.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 12th

Rafanelli, Zuercher earn another term

November 13, 2012

By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard

After the polls had closed in both Exeter and West Greenwich on Tuesday night, it was clear that the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School Committee would see no changes this election. The two incumbents up for reelection, a Democrat and an Independent, both kept their seats despite a challenge from a Republican newcomer.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

November 11th

Costa, Sheehan and Hodgson heading back to State House

November 12, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN— Sharon Gamba stood in a small crowd of supporters at Sonoma Pub in North Kingstown Tuesday night with a smile on her face.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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