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August 9th, 2011

Politics as Usual: The behavior of the Tea Party is un-American

August 10, 2011

A small, radical band of zealots is attempting to take over the United States government and may be in the process of crashing the nation’s economy.
The federal government has had its ups and downs since 1789 but seldom has its foundations and operations been as threatened as they are right now. Serious people are now giving serious thought to whether the Congress of the United States can function properly any longer. And, as often happens, the spark that is setting it off is over a usually trivial, routine matter that suddenly becomes momentous.

August 8th

Tunnel to Towers run coming to NK

August 9, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN – It might be hard to imagine but the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is a little over a month away.
Now, for the first time, North Kingstown will represent Rhode Island in hosting one of the nation's most well-known memorial events.

August 7th

Native Plantsmith harvest honor in Newport

August 8, 2011

BY MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – Graham Gardner confesses that before he received an invitation to present an original design at the prestigious Newport Flower Show, he’d been flying under the radar.
Very far.
A one-man operation, he typically has a dozen clients with ongoing design projects he’s preparing and fine-tuning.
“I had no real name before then,” he says. “When the flower show called and I realized they were going to do PR, I had to choose something.”

Narragansett Indian Tribe to host annual pow wow Aug. 12-14

August 7, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The earliest recorded history of people living in southern Rhode Island dates back hundreds of years. Before the Civil and Revolutionary wars, before Roger Williams helped lay the foundation of this state, and before the first European explores ever set sail into the Narragansett Bay, there were indigenous American people.

Scarborough parking resolution approved

August 7, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, the town council approved a motion to adopt parking changes in the Scarborough Hills area of Narragansett. Residents have expressed frustration with the oft-occurring disturbances that tourists cause by parking in the streets of the Scarborough Hills area.

August 6th

Purveyor of pleasantries' path paved with popsicles

August 7, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The 1973 three-quarter ton Chevy P-20 truck is just the same as when it rolled off the assembly line. It has 357,000 miles and only two people have owned it.
Of course, none of this matters to the legions who clamor at the side window when the van rolls up playing the theme from “The Entertainer.” From the smallest toddler to the giddiest bride to the most dedicated construction worker, they all share one thing in common.
Ice cream.
This is Jack’s Ice Cream truck, a musical purveyor of summertime happiness.

SK School Committee, Union reach tentative agreement

August 6, 2011

As of 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, the South Kingstown School Committee and NEASK have reached a tentative agreement on a school contract.

The two negotiating teams met Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at Broad Rock Middle School and continued negotiations into the night. Details of the tentative agreement is currently confidential, however.

The union general membership will meet Aug. 11 to review the tentative agreement. The school committee will meet Aug. 16 during its regularly scheduled meeting to review the agreement as well.

A chance to interact with D.C. leaders for Chariho student

August 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chariho High School sophomore Paige Pajarillo, 15, engages in many activities that are common for girls her age, such as reading, playing sports and spending time with her friends. However, she got the chance to do something last week that very few high school girls can say they have.

Sunfish posing as sharks at Narragansett Town Beach?

August 6, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Visitors to Narragansett Town Beach had something of a false alarm on Wednesday when a shark sighting was reported to the lifeguards at South Beach Pavilion. Lifeguards shut down the beach for about an hour in order to make sure that all of the beachgoers were safe, and no further shark sighting was reported.

August 5th

Work begins on Fishing Cove playground

August 6, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Fishing Cove Elementary School playground will soon be accessible to handicapped children, the result of a directive from the Rhode Island Governors Commission on Disabilities.
Lisa Windham lodged a complaint on behalf of her daughter, Laura, 7, who suffers from spastic paraplegia, a neuromuscular disease. The child uses a walker and could not reach the equipment because the playground had a mulch surface.

 

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