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Archive - Jul 2012

July 24th

Politics as Usual: Gemma's campaign strategy is confusing at best (OPINION)

July 25, 2012

The Anthony Gemma for Congress campaign continues to baffle.
Gemma, who is challenging Rep. David Cicilline in the Democratic primary in September, was on the Buddy Cianci radio show on WPRO one day last week but he didn’t exactly sound like Mr. Democrat.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 23rd

Dog days of summer are a bummer for pooches

July 24, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Some people attending the recent Wickford Art Festival found themselves responding to overheated dogs as much as the displays of paintings and other creative efforts lining village streets.
Animal control officer Holly Duffany says an officer at the police station told her that he and others working the event’s safety detail were approached by concerned people reporting dogs who were suffering in the intense heat.
“The police located the dogs and checked on their wellbeing,” Duffany notes.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry AP class makes history on test

July 23, 2012

COVENTRY — After much hard work and preparation, 25 students from Coventry High School’s Advanced Placement history program passed their test, making this the first time in 19 years that 100 percent of the students have succeeded.

Social studies teacher and curriculum coordinator Matthew Brissette explained that the test is administered through a group called the College Board, the same group that offers the SATs.

“This is the first time that 100 percent of the students have passed,” he said proudly. “We’ve had the program for eight years and every year the scores have gone up.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 22nd

Hamilton El listed among state's best

July 23, 2012

By PAUL J. SPETRINI
pspetrini@ricentral.com

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) unveiled its 2012 School Classifications ranking system last Friday afternoon and while the four elementary, middle and high schools in Exeter-West Greenwich were labeled as “typical” or average on the six-category system, results were much more mixed, and brighter, for North Kingstown.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 21st

Tell Me Your Story: She helps put scientists, fishermen on an even keel

July 22, 2012

NORTH KINGSTOWN – There were times in 2008, shortly after Margaret “Peg” Petruny-Parker took the helm of the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, when her job seemed more referee than executive director.
“I get called in to help work out issues that will ultimately benefit the fishing industry,” explains Peg, who is the foundation’s only full-time employee, functions as a liaison between industry leaders and scientists whose research helps determine catch sizes and, ultimately, regulations.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

July 20th

Campaign 2012: When his party called, Craven answered

July 21, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN– State Democratic Committee Chair, Edwin R. Pacheco made the request and local attorney, Robert Craven took about 45 minutes to decide.
A North Kingstown resident, Craven, a former state prosecutor will be challenging either , incumbent, Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R - 32) or his republican opponent, Sharon Gamba in the general election in November.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local author releases book on fishermen

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A New England author and former Wakefield resident has donated more than $1,000 from the profits of her book, “Salt of the Sea, Stories told by the fishermen of Point Judith,” to charities in South County.

Cindy Follett Guldemond, daughter of a Point Judith fisherman, recently wrote and published a book chronicling the stories of former Rhode Island fishermen.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Hope Commons recognized for excellence

July 20, 2012


KINGSTON – A University of Rhode Island cafeteria was recently recognized for its excellence in service, quality and sustainability.

The school’s Hope Commons dining facility earned a bronze medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services. This marks the fifth consecutive year the cafeteria was recognized.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK teacher Briggs remembered by colleagues, friends

July 20, 2012


SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown High School community is mourning the loss of another faculty member, the school’s second loss in just two months.

Justin D. Briggs, a physical education teacher, died last Friday at his home in Charlestown. He was 44.

“Justin impacted the lives of so many students and faculty in the South Kingstown High School community,"  Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow said in a statement Monday.
"He will be dearly missed.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Parking solutions remain complex topics in Narragansett

July 20, 2012

NARRAGANSETT—On Monday evening, the Town Council approved unanimously a motion to direct staff to develop recommendations to solve parking problems in Narragansett. Parking has been a complex and sensitive topic among various populations throughout the town, from local businesses wanting to preserve casual, off-the-street customers to residents who feel that their quality of life is consistently infringed upon by the disturbance of summer and college student traffic.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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