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Archive - Jun 2012

June 27th

SKLT granted $50,000 for Browning Farm purchase

June 27, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council granted $50,000 plus an additional $19,500 for fees to the South Kingstown Land Trust at Monday night’s meeting, providing the Land Trust with the means to purchase the development rights to more than 14 acres of Browning Farm in Matunuck.

The motion passed 4-0-0 with one recusal, as Councilman Jim O’Neill Councilman Jim O’Neill recused himself from the discussion and vote on the issue, which he has done at previous meetings.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

URI professor organizes 'Humanitarian Logistics'

June 27, 2012

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 26th

Politics as Usual: Life without Robert Watson will be quite different (OPINION)

June 26, 2012

It’s just not going to be the same walking into the House Chamber next January and have Bob Watson not be there.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry HS grad presents to Congress

June 26, 2012

COVENTRY — A recent Coventry High School graduate was given the chance to take her hard work and research on D-Day and present it to Congress in Washington D.C. in May.

Amanda Hoskins, who graduated this month, said it all began when her Advanced Placement History teacher, Lisa Johansen asked her class who would be interested in going to France with her.

She explained that she wrote her teacher a short letter explaining why she wanted to travel to France; Johansen then selected her for the trip.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 25th

Dredging project just latest development at Quonset

June 25, 2012

By TRACEY O'NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Quonset Business Park has been a hub of activity this month with several economic development projects underway for businesses and the Davisville Port Facilities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Breaking news: NK's Beisel qualifies for the Olympics

June 25, 2012

Former North Kingstown High School and current University of Florida swim star Elizabeth Beisel won the 400 Individual Medley at the US Olympic Swimming Trials Monday night in Omaha, Neb. with a time of 4 minutes, 31.74 seconds.
Beisel, the Gators' sophomore, was the No. 1 seed going into the event and finished 3.85 seconds ahead of Caitlin Leverenz. The former Skipper star made her move in her best stroke, the backstroke, finishing that portion of the race in 1:09.19 to take a commanding lead after swimming the fly in a solid 1:03.75.

June 24th

Local schools earn some ‘Bonus Bucks’

June 24, 2012

By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– Five local schools picked up some extra cash at the grocery store earlier this month when the Stop & Shop on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown gave out over $5,700 as part of the company’s A+ Bonus Bucks Program.
The initiative allows shoppers to use their Stop & Shop card to raise money for local schools. Every dollar spent is equal to one point. The points are divided up and participating schools are awarded money that can be spent on anything they need.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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