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Fire destroys mobile home in NK

November 13, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN –A late afternoon fire completely destroyed an unoccupied mobile home on Boston Neck Road, last Thursday, just north of Waldron Avenue in the Hamilton section of town. Multiple calls came in from motorists and North Kingstown fire personnel responded at 3:57 p.m. and upon arrival, the mobile home was “heavily engulfed”. According to some eye witnesses, flames could be seen shooting up to 40 feet in the air.

Local singer poised at edge of stardom

November 13, 2010

HOPKINTON, R.I. – For a singer whose career is just starting to gain national and international attention, it is ironic that Juliana Fraioli’s favorite place to sing is a place called “The Bitter End.” Fraioli, 25, who grew up in North Kingstown and now lives in Hopkinton, in between stops of New York City, Boston and Providence, has just released a new CD called, “Juliana.” The Italian-American, classically trained songstress brings a fresh, new sound to contemporary music. She writes and performs songs of passion and angst, fantasy and fun, all through the eyes of a wise young person.

TELL ME YOUR STORY: Veterans Cemetery: A sacred place of perpetual remembrance

November 13, 2010

EXETER – On a raw and windy Tuesday, David Kirchner makes his rounds of the Rhode Island Memorial Veterans Cemetery, picking up small grave-site flags that have blown over. As director of the cemetery – he started working with the veterans’ program in 1998 – he considers overseeing this hallowed ground a privilege. “I’m very proud to serve, to preserve the dignity of the whole place,” he says. “It is fulfilling and humbling.” For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

PAST TIMES: Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden passionate about Jamestown’s history

November 13, 2010

JAMESTOWN – Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden sit in the Jamestown Museum, built in 1885-86 and talk about their passions: history. Both active in the Jamestown Historical Society, they’re showing off the latest example of their mission to tell the story of this special place – a handsome, recently-published book titled JAMESTOWN: A History of Narragansett Bay’s Island Town. The two women have collaborated on a number of projects; both write and Rosemary also edits.

See what you're missing in this week's Standard Times

November 13, 2010

Winter's coming and you need look no further than this week's Standard Times Newspaper to see just that. In this week's paper, we examine the issues you care the most about. From the latest proposal for Beechwood House to an in-depth look at a local ghost-hunting crew, we've got the stories you want to read.

Changing of the guard: Doreen Costa shocks Ken Carter in Dist. 31

November 4, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The town of North Kingstown has seen an upset in the run for Representative in Dist. 31, with Doreen Costa (R) beating out 18-year veteran and Chairperson of the Veterans’ Affairs House Committee on Finance Rep. Kenneth Carter (D).
Locals were glued to the results screen at Duffy’s Tavern in North Kingstown as the numbers coming in showed a very close race, with some voting districts showing a difference of only five to 10 votes.
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NK Town Council returning four of five

November 4, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN - All but one of the current Town Council members were re-elected for another term. Councilman Steven DeToy is out and first time running candidate Charles “Chuck” Brennan is in.
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Page, Ceresi heading back to School

November 4, 2010

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Incumbent Kimberly Ann Page came out on top in the school committee race and was re-elected, as was committee chairman Larry Ceresi. New to the committee will be Joe Thompson and William Mudge. Mudge, however, is not brand new. He was elected to the committee in 2002, then ran again in 2006, but lost.
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Patterson, Morrissey surprise in Exeter

November 4, 2010

EXETER— You didn’t need to be behind the scenes at CNN or listening to Lincoln Chafee’s victory speech at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Warwick to see that this Tuesday’s midterm elections were an event that could be summed up, both nationally and statewide, by one word: change.
No, all you needed to do was see the look in local Democrat Robert E. Johnson’s eyes as he stood surrounded by fellow Exeter Town Council members at the Homestead Restaurant in Exeter Tuesday night.
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Donovan, McFadden upend incumbents

November 4, 2010

EXETER—Dressed in a full-length, button-down, military-style jacket, former Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee member Paul McFadden stood outside of the Job Corps polling station in Exeter Tuesday night, bracing himself for the very realistic possibility that his bid to upset incumbents Mary Louise Walsh and Susan DeSack would fall short.
Again.
But, even as the temperature dropped and the 9 p.m. hour crept closer and closer, McFadden stood determined to fight until the bitter end and, in the cold fall wind, handed out campaign flyers until the very last voter entered the station.

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