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Archive - Aug 2012

August 18th

Tell Me Your Story: New EG clinic's young vet is the 'people listener'

August 19, 2012

EAST GREENWICH – When Keith D. Schoen’s parents treated him to a trip abroad for a high school graduation gift, they went to Scotland where he encountered “the kindest, warmest, most helpful people” imaginable.
After spending a week in Edinburgh, they moved on to Glasgow where he recalls his dad, an eminent New York pediatrician, saying, “Let’s go to the vet school.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 17th

New Exeter Baptist church was built on beliefs

August 18, 2012

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – A dozen people, many wearing paint-stained pants and displaying work-worn hands, sit in the auditorium of the recently-completed Beacon Freewill Baptist Church and reflect on how this place came to be.
It is a church built on the faith and diligence of its members – helped by volunteers from other states –and in completing the project in less than a year, they have amazed themselves.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

History with Kelly Sullivan

August 17, 2012

This was a big year for genealogy enthusiasts. As anyone who traces their family history knows, there is a wealth of information contained in census records. However, due to privacy reasons, only one decade’s census is released every 72 years. After much impatient waiting, the 1940 United States census is now public record.
Every citizen of the country has to be included on and give personal information for the census. And for that reason, I thought it would be interesting to look up the census listings of celebrities and future newsmakers of the year 1940.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK animal shelter to hold grand opening on Saturday

August 17, 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Animal Shelter will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility this Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Black Point Trail unveiled

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - Although astute locals have already found their way onto the new trail section at Black Point, its construction was officially celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning by officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), and other individuals involved in the project.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Historic District Commisssion seeks growth

August 17, 2012

NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday evening, The Historic District Commission (HDC) discussed its role in the ongoing process of updating the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from Horsley and Witten Group, a professional and environmental services firm based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have been meeting with numerous department heads and members of the town’s Boards and Commissions in order to research what they feel needs to be addressed in a new Comprehensive Plan.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 16th

Quidnessett roof issues remain unresolved

August 17, 2012

By TRACEY O’NEILL
Special to the Standard

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The roof at the Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School is still leaking and with the opening of schools just a few weeks away on August 28, teachers and parents are concerned that conditions will deteriorate.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

A breath of fresh air for inner city kids

August 16, 2012

RICHMOND—Parents gathered at the Richmond Elementary School this past Thursday to wait for their summer guests, inner-city kids from New York City. Every year, the Fresh Air Fund of Rhode Island organizes a volunteer summer program, through which local parents adopt a child from New York City into their homes for a few weeks during the summer.

“This is an awesome program,” said Kingston resident and volunteer Susan Axelrod.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

August 15th

Gibbons ready for job as SK girls soccer coach

August 16, 2012

It’s not going to be easy replacing a legend.
But Toby Gibbons is ready to take on the challenge.
After 21 seasons and three state titles, Jim Kelly retired as South Kingstown girls soccer coach in the offseason and Gibbons – who also serves as the head coach for the hockey and golf teams at SK – replaces him and is ready to make a mark of his own.

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August 16, 2012

With less than two weeks left before school resumes in North Kingstown, the question on the minds of countless teachers, administrators, parents and students is: Will the roof at Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School be fixed in time for the first day of classes?
It appears that answer is a resounding 'no.'

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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