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December 11th

Turkey trot pays off with a big check for food pantry

December 12, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The North Kingstown Food Pantry got quite a donation the week of Thanksgiving ... thanks to a bunch of turkeys.
Every year, Wickford Middle School (WMS) holds a turkey trot where students and faculty dress up in costumes in hopes of getting donations for the food pantry. Students compete against other each other, as do members of the faculty, and the ones who raise the most money from each group receive the bragging rights and the title of ‘Head Turkey’.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 10th

Tell Me Your Story: Consignor Lynda Peters hails 'retail at resale' prices

December 11, 2011

Lynda Peters, who owns Consignors on Main Street in East Greenwich, has long appreciated the concept of discovering bargains at non-retail rates.
Growing up an “Air Force brat” – the eldest of nine children – she recalls, “My mother shopped like this [at thrift shops] since we were born. She could find good quality without the high prices; resale at a fraction of retail.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Richmond Chief warns public of break-ins

December 10, 2011

RICHMOND - There has been a recent trend of residential break-ins in Richmond, and the Richmond Police Dept. has released a public safety notice to inform the public. The police are currently investigating leads and working to identify and apprehend those responsible.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 9th

Audit results come up rosy for town of Exeter

December 10, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

EXETER—In its last regularly-scheduled meeting of 2011, the Exeter Town Council received quite a bit of good news Monday night as an independent audit by Warwick-based Certified Public Accountants Nadeau Wadovick, LLC proved favorable for the town for the 2011 fiscal year.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Why are gas prices so high in Richmond?

December 9, 2011

RICHMOND - Local motorists have noticed a troublesome trend over the past few weeks. While gas prices throughout the state have continued to drop, gas prices along Main Street in Wyoming remain significantly above the state average.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 8th

Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season

December 9, 2011

By KENDRA LEIGH MILLER
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN–It was a perfectly clear, chilly winter night.
The perfect night to celebrate the kickoff of the annual Festival of Lights with what else – the annual tree lighting at Updike Park located in scenic historical downtown Wickford.
Parents protected their steaming cups of coffee and hot cocoa and tried to tell the children to slow it down as they swarmed around the crowds of people who came out to enjoy the event.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 7th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

December 8, 2011

'Tis the season to be jolly and if you happened to catch any of this weekend's Festival of Lights in North Kingstown, you'd be hard pressed to feel any other way.
In this week's Standard Times, we give you a full recap of the annual event and show you, through the eyes of several locals, just what it means for the town and community as a whole.
In addition, we bring you an exclusive look into the town of Exeter's recent audit and catch you up on breaking news stories involving a local company recently fined by OSHA as well as the ongoing flooding issue on Post Road.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 6th

Curmudgeon's Corner: Fifteen pens later, pension reform battle finally over (OPINION)

December 7, 2011

In a subdued ceremony at the State House, Governor Chafee used 15 pens to sign reform of the state pension system into law. As predicted several times in this column, the unions representing state and municipal employees and teachers said they would challenge the law in court. According to union poobahs, the only decision is whether to add their complaint to the case already being litigated in Superior Court or to enter a new, separate lawsuit.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

School committee pushes to make bus monitors optional

December 6, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The Chariho School Committee has voted to approve a resolution asking state lawmakers to make a change to a Rhode Island general law involving school bus monitors

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

December 5th

McKay leaves state GOP for Washington

December 6, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ken McKay IV, part of the North Kingstown furniture dynasty whose founder, Kenneth McKay, was a scion of local Republican politics, has resigned after eight months as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
The Poplar Point resident has been hired as senior adviser to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and is already in Washington, D.C., according to his brother Kerry.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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