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Local fishermen up in arms over pilot program

October 3, 2011

By KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN
kmckiernan@ricentral.com

NARRAGANSETT – New England’s fishing fleet may have to make room for Big Brother as a federally funded pilot program plans to use closed-circuit cameras on board to record the catch and replace human observers on fishing boats. The program has local fishermen up in arms over the extremes regulations have taken.

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Family proud to be Navy all the way

October 3, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Before Ken Shoener answers his cell phone, callers get to hear an energetic military band rendition of “Anchors Aweigh!”

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Tell Me Your Story: New NK library director Desrochers enjoys literary life

October 1, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Cyndi Desrochers is trying to love her new e-reader but, well, it’s just not the same as holding a book.
The new director of the North Kingstown Free Library, who started her job Sept. 7 after serving as acting director of the West Warwick Public Library, finds the electronic device helpful for traveling.

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NK, Exeter see NECAP science scores rise

September 30, 2011

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

NORTH KINGSTOWN—Students in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich are performing better in science than just about ever before.
At least that’s the conclusion Superintendents Dr. Philip Auger and Dr. Thomas Geismar, from NK and E-WG respectively, would like to draw from news this week that both school districts are among Rhode Island’s highest performing in the annual New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science testing.

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Witnesses undergo closer examination

September 29, 2011

By LINDSAY OLIVIER
lolivier@ricentral.com

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – “Camden Fry died of cardiac arrest due to asphyxia due to manual strangulation and the manner of death is homicide.“
This was the finding of former Rhode Island Medical Examiner Dr. William Cox, who performed the four-hour autopsy on Camden and who testified Tuesday afternoon at Washington County Superior Court in the trial of the State of Rhode Island vs. Kimberly Fry.

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Preview this week's Standard Times today!

September 28, 2011

The Kimberly Fry trial entered its second week this week and the Standard Times has you covered on all the latest news.
In this week's edition, we bring you all the most current information from the trial as well as provide you updates on the NECAP science testing in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich, plus bring you all the features you've come to know and love from our paper each and every week, including an update on the new head of the NK Free Library.
Pick up a copy today!

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Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's public employee pension follies continue

September 27, 2011

By RICHARD AUGUST
Special to the Standard

Last week General Treasurer Raimondo’s Pension Advisory Board met for the last time. As advertised, the 12-person board made no recommendations for fixing the existing pension mess.
The Friday before that, a coalition of eight public employee unions launched a ten-minute You Tube video and sent out a mailer to 30,000 Rhode Island households described as the opening of their fight to preserve the status quo.

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Military vehicle show attracts veterans and history buffs alike

September 26, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Norman Dauerer remembered the first chewing gum he ever had, two Chicklets given to him by an American soldier when the 106th Cavalry drove through the German countryside at the end of World War II.
“It was April 28, 1945 and I was six years old,” he said. “I chewed it until it disintegrated.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Celestial Cafe offers fresh approach to comfort food

September 25, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Someone has just dropped off a vegetable that Brandon Read, executive chef and co-owner of the Celestial Café, can’t identify.
The master of creative cooking is stumped by this exotic item which reportedly tastes like the liqueur Benedictine. This is not a disaster; it’s a challenge
“I’ll try it in a rhubarb pie or use it in a martini,” he vows. “Something good will come of it.”

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Tell Me Your Story: Animal lovers find their best Buddy

September 24, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

SAUNDERSTOWN – If you don’t know a lot about dogs, you’re probably unaware that they smile and laugh when feeling especially cheerful or silly.
Right here in our own backyard, we have a sweet little nine-year-old mixed breed named Buddy – adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League after going through some tough times – who grins from ear to ear.
It’s because she has been adopted by a family who adore her and the feeling is mutual.

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